Redhills: Durham Miners Hall are proud to present a special performance by DENNIS, with support from the Houghton Area Youth Band.
Folkrock roots & Colliery Brass Band from the pit town of Hetton whose ethos, songs and lyrics are native to a working class and cultural heritage.
DENNIS have performed at Glastonbury Festival plus sell-out shows at Durham Gala Theatre, Live Theatre Newcastle and Sage Gateshead.
Debut album ‘Open Your Eyes’ is available now (Sapien Records Ltd) following the success of three previous EP releases, numerous radio stations plays (inc. BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, Introducing & local BBC shows) and have received generous support from Blogs and National Press.
BBC Radio 6: “Fantastic!” – Steve Lamaq
HOUGHTON AREA YOUTH BAND:
A youth brass band of young musicians from Hetton, Houghton and surrounding areas, with national successes in brass competitions & performances.
Please note: There will be a bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments
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If you would like to support Redhills but are unable to attend, you can help in other ways.
A much-loved festive tradition is returning to the magnificent setting of Redhills: Durham Miners Hall.
The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) has announced the return of its annual Christmas Concert. Until the turn of the century, the concert was a highlight of the festive season for DMA members and their families, who would come to Redhills for a special brass band performance.
The concert returns to Redhills this Christmas – and everyone is invited.
The popular DMA Brass Band will perform in the magnificent Pitman’s Parliament at Redhills on Saturday, December 8.
Tickets, priced just £5, are on public sale now. All proceeds from the event will go to help secure the future of the historic home of the Durham miners. Hot drinks and mince pies will be served.
Joe Whitworth, Chairman of the DMA, said: “We look forward to welcoming the public into our home this Christmas for a wonderful evening of music with the outstanding DMA Brass Band.
“The Christmas Concert was a festive highlight for many Durham miners and their families, and we are delighted that it is returning as a public event. This is in keeping with our plan to renew Redhills and return it to the people.
“We hope that this event will be the first of many, and that the DMA Christmas Concert will once again become a highlight of the festive season.”
The Miners Hall, opened in 1915, was recently named as one of Historic England’s top 100 places in the history of the country. For more than a century, it was at the centre of the work and culture of the Durham Coalfield. Today, the DMA is working to ensure the future of the Redhills for generations to come as a centre of education, heritage, and culture.