Batala Lancaster

Celebrating a Banging 15 Years

After a busy summer, including performances at Kendal Calling, Lancaster Pride, Morecambe St George’s Day Parade, Manchester Day Parade, Notting Hill Carnival and a second visit to Edinburgh Fringe Festival amongst their gigs, we’re getting ready to mark our 15th Birthday! On 21st September, 17 members will climb Helvellyn and drum at the top. The following day, almost 40 drummers, … Continue reading

First visit to Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Batala

On Saturday 11th August we made our first appearance at the world’s biggest festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A core of 16 Lancaster players alongside members of sister bands from Mersey, Bermo, Bangor, London, Bristol, Barcelona, Austria, and Portsmouth played at the city’s Mound Circle. This highly sought after gig follows a summer including gigs ranging from local events such as … Continue reading

Blue Skies is our Nominated Charity for 2018

In 2017 Batala Lancaster began adopting a charity to support each year, chosen by the band’s drummers. Last year we supported St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, and we played a number gigs for them, including Morecambe and Kendal Colour dashes and our Twin Peaks challenge. Sadly, we recently lost during that year one of our drummers Ian Ward, who passed away from … Continue reading

Morecambe Colour Dash 2017

Knott End and Preesall Gala 2017

Chipping Steam Fair 2017

  

Manchester Day 2017

Manchester Day 2016

Big Blackpool Busk 2016

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