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Germany Tour 2018

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 | No Comments

With the 2018 area contest over, Durham Miners’ Association band can now concentrate on preparing for their tour of Germany. The band, numbering over thirty players, intend to arrive in Germany on Monday 9th April and over the following four days will perform several concerts.

Musical Director Stuart Gray has been busy planning an exciting program which includes pieces such as The Cossack Wedding Dance, the theme from Game of Thrones and classic North Eastern folk tunes such as Blaydon Races and Water of Tyne.

Wesel in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, will be the bands base during this tour. The town is the capital of the Wesel region and was chosen as it is twinned with County Durham. The surrounding area has historical similarities to South Hetton, where the band practise.

In preparation for the tour, the band’s Secretary Heather Ward has been working closely with the International Relations Department of Durham Council to organise the event which includes playing at a Civic Reception, the Old Miners Hall in Dinslaken (which has now been turned into an Arts centre) sightseeing trips and, of course, the obligatory tour of a local brewery!

As recently as 2015, the band has also visited Belgium. The highlight of that trip, was performing at the Menin Gate. This time the band will be playing at Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is sure to be a memorable concert.

If you would like further information about the tour then please contact the band on contact@durhamminersband.co.uk . To keep up with the bands trip please follow us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/minersbrass/) or twitter(@minersbrass).

Dave Hopper
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Dave Hopper

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 | No Comments

It was with great sadness that the Band has learned of the passing of Durham Miners’ Association General Secretary Dave Hopper.

Band on the Beeb
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Band on the Beeb

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 | No Comments

During the recent centenary celebrations at the Durham Miners’ Association’s Redhills Headquarters, the band were recorded by BBC Radio 4 for one of the World at One programme’s 50th anniversary features.