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Hear the music from the Newcastle band that took the UK by storm

Simon McCarthy
June 16 2024 - 7:00pm
The Newcastle Steelworks Band made history 100 years ago. Now, their music is coming back to life. Picture supplied
The Newcastle Steelworks Band made history 100 years ago. Now, their music is coming back to life. Picture supplied

Her father had been worried that the tuba was too big an instrument for an eight-year-old, and had made the mistake of telling his precocious daughter as much when she showed an interest in taking up music. It could only have added fuel to the fire.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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