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Welsh banding history spotlight

The renowned music historian Prof Trevor Herbert will present a lecture on the remarkable history of the Welsh brass band movement later today.

Cyfarthfa
  The Cyfarthfa Band was one of the leading brass bands of the Victorian era in Wales

The remarkable history of the brass band movement in Wales is to be the subject of a lecture given by the renowned academic and musicologist Prof Trevor Herbert in South Wales later this evening (Thursday 20th June)

Series

It will be part of the series of South Wales Miners' Library annual lectures and will be held at Onllwyn Welfare Hall starting at 7.00pm.

The lecture entitled, 'The origins of the brass band and its importance to Wales' will be presented by Prof Herbert, who also wrote an acclaimed musical and social history of the British brass band movement and who is a former Professor of Music at the Open University and a current Research Fellow at the Royal College of Music.

The hall is renowned locally as 'The Palace of Culture' due to its exceptional support of the arts since it was opened in 1955, and was also used in the BAFTA award winning film 'Pride'.

Time and place

Time and place:
6.30pm
Thursday 20th June
Onllywn Welfare Hall
Wembley Avenue
SA10 9HL

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