History As Art      THE CD           Banded Together is the tragic and  moving story of the Whiwick Coal Mine  Disaster of April 1898. This disaster  occurred in the early hours of Primrose  Day. A raging fire claimed the lives of 35  men and boys; a number of the bodies  remain underground to this day. These  events are dramatically re-created by  the use of music, drama and narration,  immersing the listener/observer in the  emotion and fear which undoubtedly  gripped the miners, their families and  the wider community. This work has been conceived, written  and produced by Ashby De La Zouch  playwright Brian Langtry.  THE LIVE SHOW THE SONG OF THE MINE      INTRODUCTION         Employing spoken drama,  music and narration this CD  depicts the awful events of  Primrose Day. The voices  involved are spoken by actors  and the accompanying music  transports the listener to a time  and place long lost but still  vividly remembered.  The CD is available for  purchase by sending a cheque  for £12 to the address given  below. Payment can also be  made by PayPal and the piece  can be obtained as a download  from Brian Langtry, contact him  by telephone:             01530 416251 Employing s0po The “Live Show” has a running  time of nearly one hour.  Conceived from the CD of  Banded Together this piece  uses a multimedia approach  combining live music, dramatic  narration and a film slide show  accompanying the audio  dialogue from the CD.  The Live Show was launched in  Coalville in Sept. 2009 and the  Rt. Hon. David Taylor M.P. for  N.W. Leics. commented “... the  Live Show looks at and  dramatises in the most  remarkable fashion the events  surrounding the Whtwick Pit  Disaster”. A big thank you to Geoff Lewis  and the N.W.Leics. District  Council for all their help and  support.  “ The Song of the Mine” is a two  hour self contained show. Act 1  is a performance of “Banded  Together” the multimedia show  telling the story of the Whitwick  Pit Disaster and Act 2 features  an hour of music and humour  from the Zouch Boys performing  mining songs from around the  world.  The CD “ Song of the Mine” is  available at £10 incl. p&p.  Contact Brian Langtry by e-mail.  brianlangtry@talktalk.net  You can see the Zouch Boys perform on: http://www.youtube.com/brianlangtry Brian Langtry is a writer, artist and performer with some 35 plays produced across both the professional and amateur stage. He is the writer of the extremely successful musical “The Eva Cassidy Story” now in its 10th. year of production. He has also written about the lives of Billie Holiday and Johnny Cash. Brian was the founder member of the iconic Black Country folk group “Giggetty” who appeared on stage, radio and TV over a 20 year period. He now lives in Ashby De La Zouch. Brian can be contacted by phone on 01530 416251 or by e-mail: brianlangtry@talktalk.net                                            Brian Langtry`s plays and other works can be found on the following websites:        www.leglessproductions.co.uk    www.twoactplays.org.uk    www.oneactplays.org.uk   www.giggetty.co.uk                                                                                                             BRIAN`S WEB SITES                                                                                                                         Banded Together Live Show Following successful appearances during 2009 and 2010 this production can be seen at the following venues during 2011:  5th. March: Sharpe`s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote; 16th. April :Moira Miners Welfare, Moira; 21st/22nd. April : Wirksworth Fringe; 24th. September: Leicester Guild Hall; 1st. October: Botcheston Village Hall, Leics. 26th. November: The Grange Playhouse, Walsall                                            Booking can now be taken for 2012- Contact Brian Langtry STOP PRESS....STOP PRESS To see all the CD contents and     Zouch Boys personnel:           CLICK HERE Click on any image to increase its size