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Festival brings on the brass.

THE streets of Durham are alive with the sound of brass this week during the run-up to the Miners' Gala this Saturday.

Eccentric French brass band, Les Vilains Chicots, have been the life and soul of the party ever since they stepped foot in the city last weekend to take part in BRASS: Durham International Festival.

The band have been playing their own energetic style of brass-based music to everyone and anyone who wants to listen.

They've even been entertaining travellers at Durham City train station.

Music on offer during the festival includes funk, soul, jazz, groove, hip-hop, ska and classical brass. Acts from 11 countries are entertaining audiences across a host of venues in the city.

There are also plenty of brass bands from around the UK, including Skavolution, from West Yorkshire, who took to the streets of Durham during the rousing Streets of Brass event that saw bands take to the streets.


STREET SOUNDS: Skavolution take their music outdoors in the run-up to the Miners' Gala in Durham
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 9, 2008
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