AN EVENING of traditional Tyke music in picturesque surrounds in rural West Yorkshire will be staged next month at the National Mining Museum.

Yorkshire Wind Orchestra is playing its first concert at the Caphouse Colliery museum, near Grange Moor, on Saturday March 8.

The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra – woodwind, brass and percussion – is a quality wind ensemble made up of players from throughout the region. The orchestra focuses on contemporary composers (particularly British) and encourages the development of young wind and percussion players in the Yorkshire area.

The orchestra will be playing a selection of music by Holst, Grainger, Horovitz and Ellerby. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Tickets cost £10 and car parking is free. There will be a bar and bar snacks.

Tickets can be bought from the museum shop or by calling 01924-848806 or email: Visit for more details on orchestra

Other events at the museum next month include:

Sunday March 9 - The National Science and Engineering Week - See How they Run. Free family activities on the day, including demonstrations of coal mining machinery, a family trail and demonstrations by the museum horsekeepers.

Monday March 19 to Friday April 2 Eggs for Easter

Free week day Easter activities at the museum, including egg decorating.

Thursday and Friday 21 March 20-21 Pocket Panto – Aladdin. Live singing, dancing, slapstick and audience participation. Two performances will be given each day and tickets are just £2.

Friday to Monday, March 21-24 Easter Weekend features a brand new Bunny Trail (£1 per trail sheet), which will feature living history, craft activities and fairground rides. Admission is free.

Saturday to Monday March 22-25 features The Rosebasket Craft Fair, with 40 stalls selling a wide range of products ranging from floral arrangements to pottery. Admission is free.

The museum won the 2007 White Rose Award Visitor Attraction of the Year with 50,000-plus visitors.