Thurcroft Welfare Band CDs to Buy

Thurcroft Welfare Band are very proud to have produced two CD's in recent years which we have called "100 Not Out!" and "Best of British"


Copies of "100 Not Out!" and the "Best of British" can be purchased from any member of the band, PRICED £6 EACH, in person at any rehearsal, including Saturday mornings, - or if you leave your contact details via the form on the  contact page or drop an email to and we will make sure we get a copy/copies to you.



Thurcroft Welfare Band - 100 Not Out!

Our first CD was produced in 2010 after the centenary celebrations of Thurcroft Pit.

Throughout 2009 Thurcroft villagers attended a number of events to mark the centenary of the mining heritage of the village, a celebration of the 100 years that had passed since the sinking of the first shaft at Thurcroft Colliery in 1909. Following the Centenary Concert at the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall, the band submitted an application to The Arts Council for funding to commission two Centenary pieces:-

  • Thurcroft Centenary March - dedicated to the memory of Thurcroft Colliery and all who worked there
  •  100 Not Out! - dedicated to the future prosperity of Thurcroft and Thurcroft Welfare Band

That application was successful, and the CD – which was recorded at the Church of St Simon & St Jude, Thurcroft, during March 2010 - is the Band's contribution to those centenary celebrations.


We are extremely grateful to The Arts Council for the funding, and also to the internationally renowned brass band composer and arranger Darrol Barry for agreeing to write the two pieces.

100 Not Out! Track Listing

Senior Band


1. Thurcroft Centenary March - Darrol Barry
2. Latin Serenade - Ray Woodfield
3. A Celtic Impression - Darrol Barry
4. "Adagio" from Concierto de Aranjuez - J Rodriguez (Arr K Bolton)
5. Deep Harmony - Handel Parker (Arr G Boag)
6. On with the Motley - Leoncavallo


Training Band


7. 100 Not Out! - Darrol Barry
8. Cornish Pastyche - Nick Mills
9. Baroque Mood - Jock McKenzie
10. Big Mac March - Jock McKenzie


Senior Band


11. A Time for Peace - Peter Graham
12. Tomado De La Mano - Erik Silfverberg
13. With You I'm Born Again - David Shire (Arr J Bennett)
14. In Perfect Peace - Kenneth Downie
15. The Big Top - Paul Lovatt-Cooper
16. Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Wagner (Arr W Himes)

Best of British

Following the success of our first CD we decided to produce a 2nd

On Sunday the 19th June 2011 we locked ourselves away to record this 2nd CD. This CD is a compilation of "Best of British", and features a march, a hymn and a favourite piece from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you had to pick 3 pieces to represent your country what would they be?

The tracks on the CD are:-




1. The Standard of St George
2. Nimrod
3. Excerpts from "Keep Smiling Through" (D Barry)


Northern Ireland


4.Belfast Citadel
5. Be Thou My Vision
6. Londonderry Air (S Roberts)




7. The Glaswegian

8. Crimond

9. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose




10. Men of Harlech

11. Gresford

12. Myfanwy


Bonus Track by the Thurcroft Welfare Training Band


A medley of pieces comprising

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Rooty Tooty
  • Summer Waltz
  • Young and Swinging