To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Fountain of Harmony


A series of 5 podcasts will be released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

In the final podcast for Good Relations Week, Derek Moore of the North West Cultural Partnership is in discussion with Steven Travers of the Miami Show Band. They discuss a wide range of topics around marching bands from the repertoire of the bands to the memberships of the bands. They look at the history and the culture of marching bands here in the City of Londonderry and discuss the work of the Londonderry Bands Forum.

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Londonderry Bands Forum

Organiser Bio: The Londonderry Bands Forum are members of the Confederation of Ulster Bands and have lobbied on behalf of all bands with government and statutory agencies in order to try to stop music, culture and bands being used as a political football between various political factions. The organisations offers practical employment based training to members through Event Management and Driving Skills courses. They have also offered young leader training and work on media training, both social and mainstream, and promote achievement for all in the education system.

Contact Name: Stephen Porter

Contact Number: 0780 931 5636

Contact Email: stephen@londonderrybandsforum.com

Address: 20-22 Hawkin Street Londonderry BT48 6RE

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