DMA Brass Band Project - Music of the Miners' Gala

by Philippa Smith in South Hetton, England, United Kingdom


raised so far

+ est. £194.50 Gift Aid



Bringing the music of Durham Miners' Gala to those near and far by recording a CD full of the days traditional, joyous and reflective music.

by Philippa Smith in South Hetton, England, United Kingdom

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Black Cat 25th January 2022

Having worked at Ushaw Moor, Esh Winning and Bearpark Collieries before moving to Nottingham, been listening to band marches, thinking of gala memories, and came across your advert.

Alan Mowle 5th December 2020

Miners' Gala wouldn't be the same without the music. Christmas wishes to everyone who has performed, carried banners or contributed in some other way to the Gala.

David Reynolds 25th November 2020

Wishing you well with the recording - I enjoyed the Christmas one - and als putting an optional request in to consider to include a George Allan march - one of Couty Durham's great brass composers - I have some less well known road marches you could use - just sayin' :)

Sylvia Wilding 22nd November 2020

I just love Brass band music my Gt Grandfather whom I never met was from Washington and was in a miners band, so it's close to my heart. These bands need to keep going we don't want them to disappear


This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Music of the Miners' Gala (2021)

Your chance to receive a copy of the CD that this Crowdfunder Project is towards. As an extra thank you for donating, select the option below to have your name credited within the CD booklet.

£2 or more

The First Noel - Christmas Track Digital Download

Receive a digital download of this traditional Christmas carol, with a twist. Please remember to provide us with your email address when completing your donation.

£10 or more

Jubilation CD (2015)

Recorded by the Durham Miners' Association Brass Band at Redhills (the Pitmens Parliament) and includes traditional brass band pieces, hymns, featured soloists and feel good music.

£10 or more

"Christmas" CD (2018)

A must-have stocking filler for your friends and family (or yourself) "Christmas with the Durham Miners' Association Brass Band" includes festive classics such as The First Noel, Sleigh Ride, Frosty The Snowman and White Christmas.

£50 or more

A Song for You

Let us entertain you with a lockdown style video recording of the band playing your favourite song, hymn or Christmas carol. Or surprise a loved one with an extra special rendition of "Happy Birthday"! To request your favourite song before donating, contact us at [email protected]

£100 or more

Small Band Hire

A select group of DMA Band players will come and entertain you and your guests with a 1 hour concert for your occasion. T&C's Apply: Venue must be no more than 20 miles from Durham, subject to band availability and any Covid-19 restrictions at the time of concert. Got a question? Contact [email protected]

£300 or more

Full Band Hire

The DMA Band will perform a full concert, consisting of two 45 minutes sets, for you and your guests. T&C's apply: Venue must be no more than 20 miles from Durham, subject to band availability and any Covid-19 restrictions at the time of concert. Got a question? Contact [email protected]

£2 or more

*Win a Luxury Christmas Hamper*

*Draw on 19th Dec* Be in the chance of winning a large, luxury Christmas hamper, to be at your door in time for Christmas! Included in the hamper are items such as: Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, biscuits for cheese, jams, chutneys, sauces, pate, coffee, hot chocolate, marshmallows, Christmas tea, sweet biscuits, nuts (packed separately), sweets & chocolates. You can enter the raffle either via this crowdfunder page, or by post (see update)

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