Thursday, August 04, 2011


Whimiscal Grimethorpe Colliery Band musicians at lunch during the Brassed Off! Tour 2011 with a concert tonight in Newcastle City Hall. From South Yorkshire, the band formed about hundred years ago. This time they are fuelled by Maccas. How will tonight's concert turn out!

No struggles about pit closures exist in the Hunter valley, far from it.  A struggle such as that featured the band in the film Brassed Off with fine music and a much younger Ewan McGregor.  

2 comments:

Paul said...

My good friend Lorne most likely knows these guys, he is a national press photographer and also a brass band buff.
The company I worked for built a factory on the site of the former colliery of this band. Whilst not a brass band buff myself I do know they are a very good band. Paul at Leeds daily photo

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ee bah gum - just down t'road from where i wer born - its is a crime what they've done to Grimethorpe - Grim grimey place it used to be but full of good humour - all cleaned up now it is - makes one weep - but the band plays on.