Mining meets music

by | 28 July 2023 | Music, Sherwood


A classical pianist and composer from Boughton is staging a truly unique concert on Wednesday 3rd August, giving you the opportunity to hear him play in the iconic Clipstone Headstocks.

Chris Miggells has played in some of the country’s top concert venues but isn’t overlooking his local roots. Following the release of his video ‘Stone Giant’ and behind-the-scenes film in June, he will be playing this concert in front of a live audience ahead of the launch of his debut album.

‘Stone Giant’ was recorded inside Clipstone Headstocks’ 50-foot-high power house and the sound was recorded there too and features a £100,000 vintage Steinway and Sons grand piano from 1910 which was moved onto the site using an original mining crane. Watch it at

The concert will start a 7.00pm on Wednesday 3rd August, but tickets also include a guided tour of the colliery site at 6.00pm. This is a chance to be part of history in the making as a piano concert inside the legendary derelict coal mine has never been accomplished before. Book your tickets at

The whole project has been made extra special as Chris’ grandfather worked in the mines.

When the Headstocks were going to be demolished, they were bought by Chris’ friend and local businessman Stuart Mills who has been organising events on the surrounding land. As soon as Chris was shown around the site and power house, Chris was inspired to use the incredible acoustics there.

‘Stone Giant’ is one of the singles from Chris Miggells’ brand-new debut album, ‘Synesthese’, which is soon to be released worldwide. It is part of a collection of 10 evocative piano compositions. Synesthese is taken from the term synesthesia, a neurological condition for experiencing one of your senses through another, such as seeing colours when hearing music.

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