Preview - Durham's Brass 2018

Summer blows in with some fun festival fayre. Durham’s ten-day BRASS Festival is back with a bang and a programme guaranteed to entice the brass band aficionado, whilst Germany’s Bad Schlema welcomes ensembles from 40 different nations and BrassFestUK involves 170 bands! Nicola Bland previews summer’s happenings.

‘County Durham’s loudest festival is back with brilliant bands and musicians heading to the region for a ten-day celebration of all things brass.

BRASS 2018 takes place from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 July and this year sees a special focus on female performers, starting with Women and Brass on the Festival’s opening night, led by 74-year-old drummer Crissy Lee - a member of the pioneering all-girl Ivy Benson Band popular during the Second World War and a big band of leading female jazz musicians including Swedish Internet sensation, Gunhild Carling….’

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