Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Kernow Goth Interest Group - Brass Bands

Coordinator – Tony Mansell


Have you ever wondered which band was the first to be formed in Cornwall or when the first contest was held?


If the answer is “yes” then this could be the group for you as it is aimed at anyone interested in researching and sharing the history of brass banding, both ancient and modern, across Cornwall.


Tony has been involved with Cornish brass bands for most of his life: he has written three books and many articles about this wonderful movement. He is also the brass band researcher for the Cornish National Music Archive for which much material has already been gathered and will soon be available online.


The aim of this iniative is to create an accessible archive relating to Cornish brass bands. It will reside here on the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies website and will link with other sources of information for research or for general interest.  


Tony can be contacted at brassbands@oldcornwall.net

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2019 - Lostwithiel Town Silver Band at the West of England Bandsmens' Festival, popularly known as Bugle Contest

Just Brass by Tony Mansell