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Dysart Colliery Silver Band

Dysart Colliery Silver Band was formed in 1880 and was known then as Dysart Town Band.

Coal had been produced in the area since 1851; the three local collieries were Randolph, Frances and Lady Blanche Mine, all owned and operated by the Earl of Roslyn. The band became attached to the Collieries when the Earl of Rosyln sold out to the Fife Coal Company in 1923. Dysart Town Band competed regularly until 1969, when the coal industry was in demise. At this point the Band featured in the 2nd Division. Following the award of grants from the Lottery Fund and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the Band returned to compete in 2004. The grants were much needed as some instruments in the band had been in use since the 1920's!! Some of the names who have conducted Dysart Colliery Silver Band include: John Faulds, Drake Rimmer, Jack Finlay, Wullie Ross, Frank Culross, Ian Forrest.