Brass Band

In many mining communities there were brass or pipe bands and male voice choirs which helped strengthen the lungs of the miners and counteract the ill effects of breathing in the polluted air from the mines.

However, Armadale had a different reason for starting a brass band!

Listen to Kenny Smolak, who currently plays in Armadale Concert Ensemble, tell the story.

More information available at Armadale.org.uk here