Death of Jeff Myers

Photo attached: Left to right. David Barraclough, Jeff Myers and Gerald Foster. The band are sad to announce the passing of Jeff Myers, who played with GCB in the 1970s and 80s. Here is a eulogy by David Barraclough, as you’ll probably see, Jeff was quite a character, friend and support to others. Jeff was…

Interview with Johan de Meij

Grimethorpe are delighted to have recorded a new CD featuring the incredible music of Johan de Meij. Over the weekend the band worked with Johan to record several of his newly arranged pieces for brass band, including Sinfonietta No. 1 and three movements from his Lord of the Rings Symphony. Grimethorpe also had the privilege…

75 years of brass and coal

Cornet player Sam Johnston, a member of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, stands in front of the former Barnsley Main Colliery pit head building in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, which has been retained for posterity. Links 75 years ago this month the National Coal Board came into being, strengthening the traditional links between the mining industry and…