Watch: St Nicholas Brass Band create heartwarming video to thank Cork frontline heroes

Watch: St Nicholas Brass Band create heartwarming video to thank Cork frontline heroes
Still from 'Song for the Frontline' recorded by St Nicholas Brass Band to pay tribute to frontline workers.

Members of Cork's historic St Nicholas Brass Band have come together whilst staying apart to create a fitting tribute to Cork's frontline heroes.

The brass band, which features musicians of all adult ages, decided to record a song as a thank you to healthcare staff, members of the emergency services and anyone else on the frontline putting in trojan effort in the fight against Covid-19.

"'Song for the Frontline' is dedicated to all of our frontline workers who are working tirelessly for us during Covid-19. 

"Each member of our band recorded their own part individually in their own home and the video and audio of each individual part was then compiled into the one complete performance," band member Jim Barrett told The Echo.

Formed in 1914, St Nicholas Brass Band regularly gives public performances in Cork, including their annual Gala Concert in St Fin Barre's Cathedral, a Christmas concert in St Michael's Church in Blackrock and regular concerts in St Lukes Home and in other venues and locations throughout the year.

With physical concerts as well as weekly practise sessions on hold for the time being, the band are utilising technology to stay connected.  

"We were motivated to do this performance to thank our frontline staff for all that they have done and continue to do. 

"We also wanted to keep contact with the public and to provide our band with an outlet to rehearse and to perform. "We have had to cancel our Gala Concert and all other gigs for the time being due to Covid-19, so it was very important for us to still engage with the public and to show them that we are continuing to operate and perform," Mr Barrett said. 

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