Gary Miller & The Ferryhill Colliery Band
Durham Light Infantry. (Single)
There used to be a Friday night music show called The Tube on C4; which was a ‘must watch’ and in it’s latter days a local Folk Group called The Whisky Priests made an appearance and blew my socks off. Think the Pogues on fizzy Blue Pop and sherbet dabs!
A week later I saw them in a small club and a longstanding love affair was born.
This song isn’t by them, but founder member Gary Miller who still carries their torch which is coupled with his own succesful solo career.
Last year Gary was asked to write and perform some music for the Official Launch Event for ‘When the Bugle Calls’, a new exhibition by the DLI Research and Study Centre about the music of The Durham Light Infantry’ at Bishop Auckland Town Hall in Co. Durham.
This single tells the story of a young soldier in the famed Durham Light Infantry during WW1; and has a beautiful instrumental version by the Ferryhill Colliery Band on the B-Side and is a bit of a trailer for a forthcoming album on the same subject.
Released December 8th 2018