Over the years several recordings have been made which cover different periods of the Choir’s existence from 78s, through vinyl LPs to Cassette Tapes and CDs.  These and others are available direct from the Choir.

Mostly though, nowadays, the Choir can be heard online.  Here are links to recordings on Apple i-tunes

Recordings on CD, are still currently available:-

Sales Contact

Rob Rosborough 01422822393


Romantic Colne Valley

Following on from the ‘Light & Easy’ CD the Choir announces launch of this CD and is delighted to feature Soprano, Sarah Ogden in two of the items. Again the items are in a lighter vein with the theme this time being Love and Romance. Musical Director: Thom Meredith Accompanist: Keith Swallow True Love, Belle Marguerite, Perhaps Love, Nina, An Eriskay Love Lilt, Tribute To Ivor Novello (Soloist: Sarah Ogden), The Two Roses, Pratty Flowers (Holmfirth Anthem) (Soloist: Matthew W Houston), Love Changes Everything (Soloist: Thom Meredith), You Are The New Day, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Always On My Mind, My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose. All I Ask Of You (Duet: Sarah Ogden/Thom Meredith). When I Fall In Love, Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Soloist: Thom Meredith), Love Could I Only Tell Thee. Soloists: Sarah Ogden, Matthew Houston, Thom Meredith

Light & easy Colne Valley

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The Choir regularly introduces some lighter items into its concert programmes and highlights its musical versatility. It was decided to undertake a recording completely made up of such items and as a result nineteen are featured on this recording. The title of the CD was especially chosen to reflect this lighter and popular mood and the outcome is a very listen-able, exciting and enjoyable CD indeed.

Musical Director: Thom Meredith Accompanist: Keith Swallow

Amen, Another Day, I Got A Robe, When The Saints Go Marching In, The Rose, Give Me That Old Time Religion, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, Vive L’Amour, The Wonder Of You, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Plaisir D’Amour, Chattanooga Choo Choo, No Man Is An Island, Funiculi Funicula, Portrait Of My Love, Every Time I Feel The Spirit, You Raise Me Up, Softly As I Leave You, The Irish Blessing. Soloists: David Hirst, Raymond Ellis, Matthew Houston, Thom Meredith Percussion: Harry Meredith, Keyboard: Philip R Baxter, Guitar: Simon Durrans

'Colne Valley Christmas Festival II'

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Second live recording of Concert with Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band, on Sunday 11th December 2005 in Huddersfield Town Hall .

Musical Director: Thom Meredith Accompanist: Keith Swallow Organ: Gordon Stewart Band Musical Director: Richard Evans

Band: The New Colonial, Everybody loves the Blues, Little Fugue in G Minor, The Londonderry Air, Pie Jesu, Helter Skelter, White Christmas Choir: Fanfare for Christmas Day, Rise up Early, The Holly and the Ivy, The Sussex Carol, Pine Cones and Hollyberries, Hodie Christus Natus Est, Away in a Manger (Tune:Normandy), Hail Smiling Morn, Winter Wonderland, When the Saints go marching in. Choir/Organ/Band: The Holy City Choir/ Band: A Christmas Fantasy (Langford)

'Colne Valley Christmas Festival'

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Live recording of Christmas Concert in Huddersfield Town Hall, Dec 2004 with Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band

Musical Director: Thom Meredith Accompanist: Keith Swallow Organ: Gordon Stewart Band Musical Director: Richard Evans

Band: Los Hermanos de Bop, Sleigh Ride, Virtuosity, Clog Dance, Humming Chorus (Madam Butterfly), The Swan (Carnival of the Animals), Christmas Festival Overture, Troika (Midnight Sleigh Ride), Away in a Manger. Choir: On this day Earth shall ring, See amid the Winter’s Snow, O Holy Night, Pine Cones and Hollyberries, Wassail Song, The Star of Bethlehem, The Morning Star, We need a little Christmas, The Lost Chord.

'Sacred Colne Valley'

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Recorded in Marsden Parish Church, West Yorkshire with Marsden Band

Musical Director: Thom Meredith Accompanist: Keith Swallow Organ: Rodney Pearson

Let there be Light, Thank you my Lord, Jesus Shall Reign, I Was Glad, Take my Life, My Lord What a Mornin’, The Holy City, The Lord’s Prayer (Fanshawe), In Heavenly Love Abiding, The Old Rugged Cross, Breathe on me Breath of God, I Hear thy Welcome Voice, God is Working his Purpose Out, Give me that Old Time Religion, Praise the Lord his Glories Show, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Fourfold Amen.

'Champions in Concert'

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From live concert recordings in the Huddersfield Town Hall with Brighouse and Rastrick Band and Susan Braime, Soprano Conductor: Thom Meredith Accompanist: Keith Swallow Choir: The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Domine Non Sum Dignus, Ride the Chariot, The Last Words of David, The Happy Wanderer, The Colonel of the Crimson Hussars, The Ghosts’ High Noon, The Fly Duet, Chorus and Drinking Song (Cavalleria Rusticana), Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Yellow Bird, Love Could I Only Tell Thee, Funiculi Funicula. Brighouse and Rastrick Band : Galop, Hetty Winthrop investigates

'Classic Colne Valley'

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Conductor: Thom Meredith Accompanists: Keith Swallow/Philip Baxter

Choir: The Fishermen of England, The Sailors’ Chorus, A Crown of Praise, Night, The Rhythm of Life, The Last Words of David, Feasting I Watch, The Tide Rises, When the Saints Go Marching in, Yellow Bird, Bonjour mon Coeur, Ride the Chariot, Kymbayah, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Lord Lovelace, O Sacrum Convivium, Morte Christe, Psalm 126. Keith Swallow Solo Piano: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Ritual Fire Dance

Double Album available from commercial outlets (stores & internet), not direct from the choir. 

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Two original vinyl LP recordings digitally reproduced and re-released on a double CD :-

Disc One was recorded in 1970 with the Choir under the direction of the Choir’s Conductor at that time, John Gulley. Brass Ensemble and Percussion of the School of Music, Huddersfield Polytechnic, Accordionist: Brian Askew. Keith Swallow is the Piano Accompanist,

Disc Two features the Choir under the direction of George E. Stead, conductor of the Choir for 45 years. The original vinyl recording was released in November 1968 shortly before the sudden and untimely death of Mr Stead in the December of the same year. His composition Psalm 126 is featured on the disc. Accompanists: Piano Keith Swallow, Organ Roy Newsome

Disc One: Drinking Song, Rolling Down to Rio, When I think upon the Maidens, Go Lovely Rose, Uist Tramping Song, Sacramento, I dare not ask a Kiss, Simon the Cellarer, The Old Brigade, The Song of the Jolly Roger, The Two Roses, The Silver Birch, Linden Lea, The Sailors’ Chorus, The Happy Wanderer, My Love is like a Red, Red Rose, Comrades in Arms. Recorded in 1970.

Disc Two: Sound an Alarm, Matona my Beloved, I am a Roamer, A Roving, Night (Schubert), Psalm 126, A Farewell, O Sacrum Convivium, Ave Verum Corpus, Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Love could I only tell Thee, Feasting I watch, The Long Day Closes. Recorded in 1968


You Raise Me Up - Thom Meredith, Colne Valley Male Voice Choir

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You Raise Me Up – Thom Meredith, Colne Valley Male Voice Choir. Recorded live in Scarborough August, 2009.

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Mary's Boy Child - David Hirst & Colne Valley Male Voice Choir

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David Hirst was videoed in 2011 singing with Colne Valley Male Voice Choir and  Grimethorpe Colliery Band at the Christmas Festival Concert in Huddersfield Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England.

The longest-serving member of Colne Valley Male Voice Choir Baritone, David, is still a keen singer in 2024 some 64 years after joining.  He’s  seen on the picture with one of our newest members, Clarence Rickets.

The Ghosts' High Noon

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Excerpt from a Gilbert & Sullivan classic. The Colne Valley Male Voice Choir at the Scarborough Music Festival in 2015 – as usual with Keith Swallow at the piano and Thom Meredith conducting

Keith Swallow  plays an excerpt from –  ‘Dances for Piano’- his latest CD. Keith played a piece by Granados in his first solo spot as accompanist to the Choir, when he joined in 1957.  After an astonishing 64 years, Keith stepped down from playing with Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.  Sadly, Keith passed away in  2023.

Amen Siyakudumisa

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Colne Valley Men went on another recruitment tour for our CV Boys’ choir. In half a dozen local primary schools we had a great time singing with the kids and encouraging Boys to join us.

Christmas Concert 2020

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Colne Valley Male Voice Choir in partnership with Marsden Silver Prize Band this year presented their Christmas Concert online.  We couldn’t do our usual Concert in Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Marsden in 2020 because coronavirus had closed down  live performance.  But this is the next best thing!

Our online spring concert went live on Saturday April 3rd at 7.45.  You can view it here from that point onwards – we hope you enjoy it. This online offering was the Choir’s way of saying Corona Virus wasn’t going to stop us making music.  It reached audience numbers much greater than we might have got in a concert hall.