Derry City & Strabane - A Magical Night Out with Strabane Brass Band and Special Guests




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A Magical Night Out with Strabane Brass Band and Special Guests

23 November 2022

Nothing beats a brass band at Christmas and Strabane Brass Band are delighted to be hosting their first ever Christmas concert in the Alley Theatre on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm


With a month to go until the big day, Strabane Brass Band have the perfect night out for you to get in the festive spirit with a beautiful Christmas Concert. Enjoy a feast of traditional Christmas pieces, medleys and carols from the band and special guests including Class Act Singers under the direction of band member Ryan Quinn.


The evening will also feature Strabane Brass Band’s Youth Group ‘Brass Works’.  A welcome return of the youth programme which has been reformed after Covid 19.  Amanda McGinley Youth Coordinator commented ‘  Strabane Brass Band is proud to provide free tuition and instruments for young people from local schools.  Our main aim is to promote the love, history and heritage of brass band music in Strabane as well as giving our members a social outlet for people who enjoy taking part in music.  We have made a commitment to our local community to ensure that we provide young people with opportunities to perform in a brass band.  We are privileged to work with groups who have not had the opportunity to avail of brass band instruments before and through this we hope to give young people a new interest and love and one day continue this love into adulthood hobby or career.  It is amazing to see the confidence and talent these young people have, and I cannot wait until the audience experience their performance.  As well as the younger generation, we are extremely thankful to the older band members who create the fantastic band we have today.  Therefore we are delighted to feature ‘Vintage Brass’ in our upcoming concert who continue to pass their wealth of experience to younger members.  


We can promise you a wonderful evening that all generations will enjoy in the lead up to Christmas’


Terry Doherty Chairman added Strabane Brass Band is the collaboration of St Joseph’s Brass Band and Strabane Concert Brass originally coming together as ‘The Three Rivers Brass Band’  Since the formation in 2017 the band have appeared in numerous concerts across Northern Ireland including the famous Walled City Tattoo and have won many awards.  Coming up, the band are delighted to be performing in Strabane Town Centre on Saturday 26th November as part of the Christmas Lights Switch on festivities.  The following evening on Sunday 27th November, catch them on BBC 2 NI at 10.15pm on ‘Beart Bunting’ A special programme featuring the finest six Irish traditional musicians who join with Strabane Brass Band to explore and perform a neglected part of the Edward Bunting collection - a manuscript of mainly military music such as regimental marches and quick-steps, collected alongside traditional Irish airs and tunes, reflecting the turbulent political reality of Ireland before and after the 1798 rebellion


Tickets for Strabane Brass Band Christmas Concert are £6 available from the Alley Theatre website or box office 028 71 384444