The Scotsman – Whitburn Band and Rambert join for miners’ strike work

The Times – Why it’s time for brass bands to change their tune “The composer Gavin Higgins is challenging the Brassed Off image of colliery bands by marrying it to contemporary dance”

BBC NewsNew ballet marks 30 years since the end of miners’ strike

BBC News – Whitburn Band meets ballet for miners’ strike production

The Herald – Where there’s ballet, there’s brass

The Artsdesk Q&A: Composer Gavin Higgins – Rambert Dance Company’s inaugural Music Fellow discusses his new ballet

Classical Diary – Gavin Higgins: ‘Dark Arteries is acknowledging the heritage of mining and brass

M-Magazine – Interview: Gavin Higgins – “Composer Gavin Higgins has been surrounded by brass since he was born”

M-Magazine – Bold As Brass – “Jim Ottewill explores the changing face of British Brass to find tubas and trombones pointing to the future…”

Classical Diary – Gavin Higgins, ‘A Child From the Forest’

4barsrest – 4BR Interview – Gavin Higgins 11 September 2014 – “Few composers to emerge from the brass band world have gone on to find success in the field of classical music, but with an increasing catalogue of impressive works behind him, Gavin Higgins is a notable exception”

The Herald Scotland – Wild about Rambert commission – “Uproar, outrage and vituperative scandal”

The Financial Times – Sound Tracks – “The London Olympics will be celebrated in new work by 20 composers”

4barsrest – 4BR Interview – Gavin Higgins 30 March 2010