Free video stream of the DENNIS performance at the home of the Durham miners, marking the release of the band’s new EP – ‘DENNIS: Live at Redhills’.
DENNIS, who combine folk rock and colliery brass band music, performed live at Redhills, Durham Miners Hall in December 2018.
Video highlights of the concert, in The Pitman’s Parliament at Redhills, will be screened live online on Facebook at 7pm. Link to follow.
June 19th will also see the release of the DENNIS, Live at Redhills EP across streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, and on CD.
Dan Gibson, singer with the Hetton-le-Hole-based nine piece band, said: “For our band, coming from a mining community with our families living and working in pit villages, we felt a bursting sense of pride playing at Redhills. It’s such a unique place to play with social and cultural history and important heritage built into every part of the place.”
During the performance, DENNIS were joined for the encore by the national award-winning Houghton Area Youth Band, featuring young musicians from across Durham’s coalfield communities.
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‘Eleanor Rigby for the Durham coalfield’
North East band Field Music have joined forces with the Durham Miners Association (DMA) for a new musical project exploring the region’s coal mining heritage.
The band will debut ‘Binding Time, Songs and Stories from the Durham Coalfield’ in the home of the DMA as part of this year’s Brass Festival.
Field Music has been working with the DMA on the project, visiting Redhills and researching the rich history of the Durham coalfield to inspire new compositions featuring brass band music.
The Mercury Award nominees will perform two sets in The Pitman’s Parliament at Redhills, Durham Miners Hall, on Sunday 18 July. The band will be accompanied by members of NASUWT Riverside Brass Band. Support comes from Gateshead singer-songwriter Ami McGuinness.
The concerts will take place on Sunday 18 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Capacity has been limited and tickets are being sold socially distanced.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 11 June online here: https://brassfestival.co.uk/brasspost/field-music/