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New resident at UNISON Kinneil

June 22, 2022
Paul McKelvie has been appointed Resident Conductor at UNISON Kinneil Band.


Kinneil quartet presented with Life Membership awards

January 15, 2022
Four stalwart players with UNISON Kinneil Band have been presented with their richly deserved Life Membership Awards by the Scottish Brass Band Association.

4BR Friday Interview with Brian Rankine

April 30, 2021
4BR catches up with the great Scottish cornet and trumpet player to look back in time over a remarkable 60 year musical career — and one that was marked at its start by a wonderful presentation.


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14, 2019
Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim the National title.

Paul Drury

Composer offers march help for Kinneil fund raising

June 09, 2019
Composer Paul Drury has offered a great musical way to help the fund raising efforts of Kinneil Colliery Band following their terrible fire.


Unison Kinneil bandroom gutted by flames

June 04, 2019
Arson believed to have been the cause of a fire that spread to the headquarters of the Bo'ness based band. If you can help the band, please do...

Ramond Tennent

Tennant's extra at UNISON Kinneil

June 24, 2017
Chris Shanks and Raymond Tennant to take the musical lead at UNISON Kinneil.

Murray Stuart

McCann Award claimed by young tuba star

June 10, 2016
The 2016 Philip McCann Award has been won by 17 year old tuba player Murray Stuart.

unison kinneil

Unison adds a quartet in time for Perth

February 10, 2014
Scottish contender strengthens their ranks ahead of the Scottish Championships.

Davie Frame

Frame back in the picture

October 09, 2013
UNISON Kinneil welcome back bass trombonist

Unison Kinneil

Unison boosted by new quartet

January 23, 2013
Uniosn Kinneil's Scottish Championship hopes have been boosted by a quartet of new signings.

Craig Anderson

New MD at Kinneil

July 29, 2012
Craig Anderson takes over the reins at UNISON Kinniel.

Phillip McCann

Back in Unison for McCann

April 18, 2012
Cornet legend enjoys an overwhelming return home to his first band in Scotland.


Young resident at Kinneil

December 01, 2011
Russell Young has been appointed the new resident conductor at UNISON Kinneil Band


Book launch for Kinneil

April 27, 2010
Unison Kinneil have put 150 years of history into their latest publication.


Ramsay returns to Kinneil

December 17, 2009
Allan Ramsay will head Unison Kinneil's challenge for Scottish victory with a bit of English help in 2010.


Donation helps next Kinneil generation

October 13, 2009
The Scottish Land Registry has helped the next generation of Unison Kinneil performers.


New conducting duo at Unison Kinneil

January 16, 2009
Andrew Duncan and Paul Drury are the new one/two at Unison Kinneil in Scotland.


Kiernan takes Kinneil reigns

May 29, 2008
Paul Kiernan takes over the conducting reins at Unison Kinneil.


New surgery at Kinneil

April 17, 2008
As part of their 150th anniversary celebrations Kinneil has overhauled its website.

Brass Foundations

Free Brass Foundations workshop in Northumberland

August 16 • There is a free Brass Foundations workshop to go along and enjoy in the North East this weekend.


Foden's to preview Hyperlink ahead of National defence

August 16 • Foden's Band will preview the National Final test-piece at Regents Hall on the eve of the contest.


Cory enjoy unexpected Korean coda...

August 16 • Cory Band have taken the opportunity to enjoy a couple more unexpected days in South Korea...


Brighouse to head to Snape Maltings

August 16 • Brighouse & Rastrick will make a high profile appearance at the famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall later this month.

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB

Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG

Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP

Crofton Silver Band

August 16 • SECOND CORNET. Crofton Silver Band are looking for a Second Cornet to add to their line up as the band looks forward to celebrating its 150th Anniversary next year with an exciting mix of concerts and contests.

Crofton Silver Band

August 16 • PRINCIPAL CORNET. Crofton Silver Band are looking for a Principal Cornet to add to their line up as the band looks forward to celebrating its 150th Anniversary next year with an exciting mix of concerts and contests.

The Shirley Band

August 15 • Shirley Band (Midlands Championship Section from Jan. 2023), Musical Director Tom Stoneman, has vacancies for: Flugel horn; Front or back row cornet and percussionist. . Rehearsals are in Hockley Heath close to Jn 4 M42/ Jn16 M40 on Wednesdays and Fridays

John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


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