Organ and big band in concert

Pipes In The Peaks - Ockbrook Big Band.
Pipes In The Peaks - Ockbrook Big Band.

THE Pipes In The Peaks venue at Thorpe, near Ashbourne, plays host to a concert on Saturday, June 4, by resident organist Christian Cartwright with special guests the Ockbrook Big Band.

This is the latest in the series of The Organ, The Big Band And Me concerts that have proved popular at the venue.

It will bring back memories of music played by such bandleaders as Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington. Christian Cartwright will be at the controls of the Mighty Compton organ, together with the 17-piece Ockbrook Big Band. They will play both solo items and also some duets during the show.

Tickets are available by prior booking only, costing £15, with doors opening at 6.30pm. A licensed bar is available from 6.30pm. Go to for more details.