THE show must go on - or so the saying goes.

And for one Somerset musical ensemble that has been the case each Thursday evening, paying tribute to the heroes of our NHS.

Musicians from the West Somerset Brass Band are still making music, even though they can’t meet up during the current pandemic, taking to their doorsteps at 8pm each Thursday evening to play in tribute key workers.

They have all been united in the tunes they perform, with renditions of Over The Rainbow, What a Wonderful World, Land of Hope & Glory on St Georges day, You’ll Never Walk Alone to celebrate Colonel Tom Moore’s 100th birthday and White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again to commemorate VE Day on May 8.

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The band's musical director, Niall Watson, said: “The band would’ve been extremely busy this weekend honouring the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, but it’s great to know that members of the band are still using their talent to show their appreciation during these challenging times.

"Although we’re based in Watchet, our members live all across West Somerset including a family of four from Taunton.

"We also have five players who live in the same street in Watchet who join together each week, and have been affectionately nicknamed ‘The Causeway Rainbows’.”

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PLAYING PROUD: The Causeway Rainbows

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