LAST PATRICK MULVANEY COPYRIGHT EXPRESS & STAR PIC        11/7/2015        Pictures from the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival taking place at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Shropshire.      Front: Conductor Simon Fisher is pictured with (Back L to R) soloists Ffion Davies, Rhys Jones, and Mike Williams.    All are from the Porthywaen Youth Training Band.

How they are funded

The last three of these workshops was held on Friday and they have been so wonderful to watch.  All of the children engaged with the idea of making musical instruments with the museum staff, then playing real instruments and being instructed by professional Music Directors then together at the end of each workshop to give a demonstration.

The support for these workshops has come mainly from The Gorge Parish Council but we also received a significant contribution for 2016 from Dame Cleo Laine who together with her late husband Johnny Dankworth founded the Wavendon Charity to support such projects as The Youth Brass Workshops.  We are grateful to all of the organisations who have supported both the Youth Workshops and the Ironbridge Brass Band Festival.

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