Welcome to the Website of the Dalesmen (Male Voice Choir) from the Derbyshire Dales



The choir was formed in 1987 by a small band of enthusiasts in the Derbyshire Dales; the main aim being to enjoy singing together and to add to the musical life of the area. Since that time the Choir has grown into highly successful group of choristers from around beautiful Derbyshire

 Gordon Bright

Choir President

Gordon Bright

 The  Dalesmen rehearse at the Strutts Centre, Belper, every Monday evening  throughout the year, under their Musical Director Paul Marshall, Deputy MD John Lloyd and Accompanists Bill Templeman and Anne MacGregor who together, ensure that the Choir  maintains a full and varied programme of music, rehearsed to a very high standard.

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The  Dalesmen perform  regularly throught the year, supporting a wide range of charities and increasing its good reputation and popularity both on the concert platform and concert arena.


 In recent years we have undertaken Concert Tours to Aberporth,  Barnstaple, the Isle of Wight, the Dordogne region of France, Clonmel in County Tipperary, Suffolk, Harleston, Norfolk, Cornwall,  the Eden Project, Llandudno, Glasgow and recently South Wales. 

 Chris Dean and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra


The Dalesmen have shared the concert stage with the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines School of Music in Derby Cathedral, The Band of The Grenadier Guards at Derby Assembly Rooms and on several occasions, with The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, which is led by our late President's son, Christopher Dean.


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An annual music competition sponsored by The Dalesmen


 The 2014 competition was won by the very talented Haruka Yamamoto,

from DerbyHigh School for Girls

 Award Winner 2014

 Haruka holding the trophy alongside the judging panel 2014


The aim of the competition is to help young musicians in their development by giving them both a financial reward and a concert platform on which to perform and showcase their musical talents to a sizable audience. The  Competition, although still in it's infancy , has successfully attracted outstanding young musicians


The competition is open to all Derbyshire based high school students in their final year (year 13)

The winner receives a cash prize of £500 to assist them with their further education and the 'Rev. Reg Dean Trophy' to hold for the year.


The competition takes place in the springtime and the winner is expected to perform ( two 10 minute sessions) later in the year at a significant concert hosted by the Dalesmen.


If you would like to compete for the opportunity to further your musical talent click here: Application 





For general enquiries or to book the Choir for your event

Click an e-mail address to send an e-mail


Concert Secretary

John Parker

20 Derby Road, Duffield

DE56 4FL

01332 841580



 Rod Straw

01332 552267


General Secretary


Friends Of The Dalesmen & Newsletter Editor

Kenneth Levasseur

01773 306155


 Malcolm Neaum

 01773 823941


Concert Manager

John Dickinson 

01629 823876

 Publicity Officer

Stuart Crosskill


Commercial Officer 

Paul Wilde



For enquiries contact