City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Video: Brass Band Playing Joy Division on Canal Boat


By edg - Posted on 23 August 2015

This is one of those "only in Edinburgh" moments. A brass band floats down the Union Canal in Edinburgh playing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division.

The Tullis Russell Mills Band was one of many brass bands taking part in today's Fanfare event organised by the Edinburgh International Festival.

The video, shot by Jonathan Riddell, is quite noisy - it's citizen journalism after all - but it captures the scene nicely.

Brass bands played to the general public in various parks and locations across the city, from Balerno on the Southerly outskirts of Edinburgh to the Shore in Leith to the North of the city.

Hats off to the bands that took part!

  • Graham’s Garden, Balerno - Clackmannan District Brass Band
  • Currie Kirk - Newmilns and Galston Brass Band
  • Spylaw Public Park - The Bathgate Brass Band
  • Re-Union Barge, Union Canal - Tullis Russell Mills Band
  • Water of Leith Visitor Centre - Johnstone Band
  • Saughton Rose Garden - Jedforest Instrumental Band
  • Harrison Park - St. David's Brass
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Whitburn Band
  • St Bernard’s Well, Stockbridge - Kirkintilloch Band
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - The Co-operative Funeralcare Band
  • St Mark’s Park - Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass
  • The Shore, Leith - Newtongrange Silver Band