WIN! Tickets to see top colliery brass band

ONE of the best brass bands in the world is heading to Lincolnshire - and The Gainsborough Standard have tickets to give away.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 23rd January 2012, 9:30 am

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band is currently ranked the number 10 Best Brass Band in The World and for the fourth year in a row - and this year they will be representing Yorkshire at the Royal Albert Hall in the National Finals.

The band have made over 200 BBC broadcasts, appeared on television many times, performed at many of the top UK venues and have toured Europe on several occasions.

Over the years the band have accompanied many legendary artists - including Paul Robeson, Cleo Lane, Julian Lloyd Webber, Nigel Kennedy and who can forget Tony Capstick with Capstick Comes Home which reached number three in the hit parade.

Carlton Main Colliery Band will be playing at The Theatre Royal, Lincoln, on Sunday 29th January.

Tickets are £15 and are available by calling 01522 519999.

You can also book online by visiting

To be in with a chance of winning tickets, just answer this simple question?

Q) Where are the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band from?

a) Alaska

b) Yorkshire

c) Xanadu

Send your answer along with your name and daytime telephone number to:

Brass Brand Competition, 5 - 7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP.

Or you can also email your entry to [email protected]

Entries should arrive no later than Wednesday 25th January.

Normal Gainsborough Standard competition rules apply.