Holcombe Duo

Holcombe Duo

English alphorn duo Helen and Neil Grundy welcome you to our website

As French horn players, we both developed an early interest in the sound and romance of the alphorn. ------------------------------------------------------------ Although the alphorn is deeply rooted in Swiss tradition, we are keen to widen interest in the instrument and its music in Britain. (Please read complete article in 'about us' category)

2012 Diary

DiaryPosted by Helen Sat, February 25, 2012 15:27:00


April 13th 2012 Bury Parish Church. Lunchtime concert in aid of Bury Hospice.

The Holcombe Alphorn Duo with jodel duo "Satteli" will perform a programme of Swiss Folk Music. The concert starts at 12:30 and will last for approximately one hour.

£244 donated to Bury Hospice

May 12th 2012 The Bromley Cross Summer Fayre at The Last Drop Village Hotel, Bolton

The Holcombe Alphorn Duo will perform traditional Swiss alphorn music during the day on Saturday May 12th 11am - 5pm.

This event in 2011 was attended by over 5000 people. True community event supported by Bolton Council with over 30 local charities, groups and organisations raising funds. Helen and Neil will be collecting for their nominated charity, Bolton Mountain Rescue.

from the Bolton Mountain Rescue News:

Our fantastic supporters and friends , known as the ‘Holcombe Duo’ have yet again raised a another appreciated donation for the team
Our superb and very valued team supporters and friends, The Holcombe Duo, aka Neil & Helen Grundy of Tottington, Alphorn Players, were engaged recently to play at Bromley Cross Fair on Saturday 12th May 2012. They collected £29+ in their Bolton MRT collecting tin and donated a further £100.00 to the team, which was very kindly and very supportively provided out of their appearance fee. This £129.00 raised follows a recent donation of £110.58 collected for Bolton MRT from their alphorn playing at Jumbles Reservoir over last summer. This brings the grand total collected for the Team since they started very kindly supporting us in 2007 to over £1,173.00.

May 13th 2012 St. Clements Hall, York. The fundraising concert in aid of Amnesty International starts at 7.30pm Tickets £10

From Dilwyn, organiser of the concert:

We would like to express our thanks to you for helping to make last Sunday's
concert an outstanding success Swiss folk was something new to me, and I should
think, to the majority of the audience, as well, and I was not sure what to
expect. Anyway the vocals and horn playing were memorable, and enjoyed by all.
at choir practice last night there were lots of compliments, and many were
intrigued as to how I came to know you.

June 24th 2012 ELFM Radio, Leeds. Music Marathon. Live, with Satteli, at 10:30

LISTEN to Holcombe Alphorn Duo and Satteli. The set starts 93 minutes into the "Morning Glory"

July 8th 2012 Unitarian Chapel, Wakefield.

August 4 -11th Malvern Wind Course