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BOLD AS BRASS

GATESHEAD, ENGLAND

In a centenary year that has recalled battles and revolutions, the members of Grimethorpe Colliery Band get to mark a more harmonious anniversary with a concert at the striking, curved-glass Sage Gateshead venue. Begun in 1917 by South Yorkshire miners, the band gained fame even as its namesake pit closed, thanks to the 1996 film Brassed Off. Today, Grimethorpe’s cornets, trombones, euphoniums and solo flugel horn sound out as proudly as ever.

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