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Durham’s nine-piece folk band DENNIS will be premiering a video of their 2018 performance at Redhills this Friday 19th June, in a bid to raise money for the heritage venue.

The ‘pit pop’ band performed at Redhills back in December 2018 and video highlights of the concert, which took place in the Pitman’s Parliament, will be screened live from 7pm to mark the launch of the band’s live EP release which is released via streaming services on the same day.

The folk, rock and colliery brass band are a real highlight of the Durham scene, fusing an intricate knowledge of regional folk with a contemporary and upbeat approach. Performing at Redhills was a career highlight for the band, as singer Dan Gibson explains: “For our band, coming from a mining community with our families living and working in pit villages, we felt a bursting sense of pride playing at Redhills. It’s such a unique place to play with social and cultural history and important heritage built into every part of the place.”

As the home of the Durham Miners’ Association since 1915, Redhills has since become an important location for art, culture and education in the region and has recently secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the renewal of the miners hall. Proceeds from the sale of the EP will go towards The Redhills Appeal, the ongoing DMA campaign to renew the Miners Hall.

Watch DENNIS: Live at Redhills via Redhills’ Facebook page from 7pm on Friday 19th June.


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