Underground Music

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‘Underground Music’ is a short documentary about the past, present and future of the Creswell Colliery Band and the community
surrounding it. Creswell is a small former mining village on the border of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.
The Bolsover Mining Company sunk the pit in 1896 and  the band was formed shortly after by all accounts.

The film is a collaboration between filmmaker and band and looks at the idiosyncratic culture of brassbanding at least 20 years
after most of the pits serving the bands closed for good. It examines ideas of individuality, collectivism and community through
the eyes of band members.

‘Underground Music’ is the result of a commission by Junction Arts and Limestone Journeys and was made in autumn 2012.

The film can be viewed here.

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