Durham Brass Festival
On Monday 4th July, 7.15pm, Kathryn will be interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’. She will be talking about her new piece for the Trimdon Concert Brass Band, to be performed at the Miners’ Gala as part of Durham Brass Festival.
The festival thought of asking Kathryn to write a new tune as they knew her grandfather worked at Bowburn Colliery. The Durham Miners’ Gala (pronounced ‘gaila’) grew out of miners’ trade unionism and the first Gala was in 1871. At its peak 300,000 miners, their families and friends attended, marching each colliery’s banner through the streets, accompanied by brass bands. In The Journal Kathryn recalls going to the Gala with her grandparents (plus photos from a recent band rehearsal). The Trimdon Concert Brass Band will play the new piece at Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday 9th July at 2pm.