The sound of mining at special Newtongrange performances

A collaboration between Newtongrange Silver Band, a folk band and a former Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year is coming to Newtongrange.

By Kevin Quinn
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 6:00 am

Through music, ‘The Final Shift’ explores the history and legacy of coal mining in Scotland from the earliest days of industrial mining through to the Miner’s Strike in the 1980’s.

In the performance Josie Duncan sings a mix of traditional mining songs and some original songs she wrote for the show. Accompanying Josie is a four-piece folk band and the Newtongrange Silver Band who will play some traditional brass band music as well as original brass parts written for the performance by Andrew Duncan.

There are two performances on May 22 at the National Mining Museum of Scotland - 3pm (sold out) and 7.30pm.

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Newtongrange Silver Band.

The performances have been subsidised by Newtongrange Community 1st, with help from Co-op Local Causes Fund.