Jack Tattersall
1924 - 2016

Honorary President
Member 1952 - 2016

Gordon O'Brien
2017 - 19

Roy Smithson who is currently the longest serving member - nearly 60 years - celebrated his 90th birthday at the AGM.


Our programmes

If you enjoy good music (both light and serious) then you are bound to find something to your taste in our programmes of recorded music. You may hear some of your favourites or on the other hand you may be introduced to new music which you may well take to! All items are introduced by a presenter (a member or a guest) in an easily understood way -we are not musicians just music lovers.

We are a friendly organisation and aim to make newcomers welcome. The room is comfortable and the sound quality is good because of our excellent equipment.

Why not come along to a few of our meetings and judge the variety of music on offer. One of the pleasures of listening to music at our meetings is the shared experience without domestic interruptions.

To discover our history please click here.

Membership fees

No Annual fee but £2 per meeting to cover rent and refreshments
Visitors £2 per meeting


Our season runs twice monthly from September to May with monthly meetings in the summer at
St George's Church Hall, Oakenrod Hill, Rochdale (see map)
Friday afternoon 2:30pm to 4:30pm


Martin Winn (Hon Sec) on 0161 678 2024

Programme 2016 - 17

Sep 16
Chairman's presentation - Just Brahms
Pat Barlow
DVD - The Merry Widow
George Steele
Oct 14
Eight anniversaries and a tribute
Gordon O'Brien
Sat 15
Yorkshire Regional Group Autumn Day
All creatures great and small
Richard Hall,
Ramsbottom RMS (Guest)
Nov 11
Members' choice
Martin Wynn
Off the beaten track
Martin Wynn
Dec 2
Christmas Lunch at Madison's Restaurant
DVD - Andre Rieu at the Albert Hall
Gordon O'Brien
Jan 13
Life begis at 90
Lesley Gardiner
George Steele
Feb 10
DVD - The Mikado
Martin Wynn
Where would you like to go?
Monica Kershaw
Mar 10
Gordon Barlow
Mar 18 - 20
Yorkshire Regional Group Weekend - Ilkley
Sounds America
Roy Smithson
Apr 7
The Boy from Bonn
Roy Turner (Guest)
A surpise programme
John Mills
Apr 21 - 23
FRMS Daventry Weekend
May 5
Roger Heywood (Guest)
followed by music chosen by the Committee
June 9
Members' choice
Members' choice
July 21
Members' choice
Aug 11
Members' choice

(G) indicates a guest presenter to whom we extend a warm welcome

Rochdale Gramophone Society is sponsored by RochdaleOnline


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