Wallsend 72

Amber Films

A short film about Swan Hunter’s Brass Band and The Rising Sun Legionnaires juvenile jazz band, culminating in performances as part of Wallsend Festival in 1972.

Along with workingmen’s clubs, brass bands were identified as a potential subject for a film when Amber moved to North East England. At the time, juvenile jazz bands were everywhere in the North East – and in many other industrial areas of the UK.

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