Shop for CDs, Merchandise and Downloads here

Kathryn Tickell

Durham Brass Festival

July 1st, 2011

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.


Cloud Horizons artwork

Cloud Horizons

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening’s second album, released September 1st 2023.

Read more

Get the latest news from Kathryn Tickell

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience from our website. Learn more