Rothesay Brass Band – entertaining the excursionists fresh off the paddle-steamers on the Isle of Bute

Rothesay, the main town on the Isle of Bute, became a popular tourist destination in the Victorian era. Tourists wanted entertainment and the town council initially provided professional bands for the summer season from the mainland. A local brass band was established in 1875, which took on some of the musical duties required, and a successor band was formed in the 1920’s.

The article linked below gives details of the musical life of the first band – Rothesay Brass Band, and a look at the second band – the Royal Rothesay Silver Band.

Rothesay Brass Band article

Rothesay bandstand and pier
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