A film about Creswell Colliery Band’s past, present and future.
Commissioned by Junction Arts and Limestone Journeys, Underground Music is a collaboration between the band and local film-maker Ian Nesbitt. Charting the rise and fall – and rise again – of the band, set against the backdrop of the mining industry, it is an oral history of both Creswell colliery and the colliery band, told by band members past and present.
Filming took place in the latter part of 2012 and the premiere screening was held at the old Creswell Miners Welfare on November 28th, 2012.
The event, which featured a performance by the band, attracted a capacity audience and a great amount of interest in the local community. 100 DVDs were produced, and distributed to local libraries, Limestone House, members of the band and attendees at the event.