Brassed Off?

Have you heard of the film Brassed Off? It’s a wonderful film, full of really memorable moments. One of the most memorable in my mind is when Tara Fitzgerald, playing Gloria, joins the all male miners brass band.

This just gets me every time. There are few things as rousing as a brass band!


August 22, 2007. Inspiration.


  1. Danielle replied:

    So glad to see you’ll be posting here regularly again! I’ll have to check this movie out–I’m always looking for good ones to add to my Netflix queue!

  2. amypalko replied:

    Hi Danielle! I’m so glad you decided to join me over here, and thank you so much for your kind words. You should definitely check this movie out. It’s set in the 1980s in Briton when Margaret Thatcher was closing the mines, and it focusses on one specific town in Yorkshire. Wonderful acting, moving music, great humour…. it really packs a punch. If you do watch it, I would love to hear what you think of it!

  3. Dad! replied:

    Oh, yes, fabulous, fabulous movie and while I would NEVER buy a CD of brass band music the music in this movie is SO powerful. One of the other scenes that gets me every time is where the band plays “Danny Boy” while the bandleader, Danny, lies in his hospital bed……(don’t watch it without your tissues!!)

  4. amypalko replied:

    Hi Dad, There are so many poignant moments in that movie, aren’t there! And yet, there is also great humour in it too. I really think that this must be one of my favourite films.

  5. Milan replied:

    It is lovely indeed!
    yes brass band (I translated literally from Serbian trumpet orchestra) can play everything. Last year in Vienna on the central manifestation of the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth played precisely one of those brass band from Underground; and they played Mozart!

  6. amypalko replied:

    if you liked that clip, Milan, there are a few more up on YouTube if you do a search on Brassed Off. It’s such a great film, but really very upsetting in parts. I think a lot of the emotion comes from the brass music.

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