Episode 27

February 19, 2017

The Podcast returns after a short sabbatical where Dave and Kenny discuss the predjudices of the POTUS and the CoE, (that's Trump and the Church for the hard of thinking.) They try and work out who our top adjudicators are now and a bottle of whisky is at stake for the area contest prediction challenge.

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Ep 26 - Butlins Friday Evening

January 14, 2017

What happens when you have four passionate banders, 2 bottles of whisky and 1 microphone? Have a listen and you'll find out.

Dave Kinross, Kenny Crookston, Gerry Duggan and John Stirzaker are in Skegness this weekend to bring you coverage of the Butlins Championships. Tonight we discuss the fantastic experience for banding that the organisers here provide, a pioneer for banding in a new continent, giving punters what they want and a number of things in between.

This episode of the podcast requires parental guidance as the panel have had a few but be assured there's no swearing.......

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Ep 25 - 2016 in Review

January 3, 2017

Dave and Kenny look at the year that was - 2016. Our inaugural awards celebrate the best player, organisation and contribution to banding along with the best performance not to win and our less formal "You're having a laugh" category.

We pay our respects to the famous names is the movement who've left us this year and we describe our hopes for brass bands in 2017.

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EP 24 - Mike Kilroy

December 13, 2016

Dave and Kenny are joined by Mike Kilroy. The Chair of Brass Bands England reviews his career as a player and looks at the transformation of the organisation he took over four years ago. After a narrow escape as a sauce boiler his chosen career in business transformation has provided a solid grounding in the task faced at Brass Bands England.

Also covered is the euphonium merry-go-round in the North.

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Ep 23 - Review of Swiss National and Scottish Open

December 2, 2016

Dave, Kenny and Gerry review the weekend's contest in Switzerland, Belgium and Scotland. One of the talking points raised is the choice of test pieces bands make at contests. We also look forward to Brass Bands England's conference in Manchester.

 

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Ep 22 - Review of Brass in Concert

November 22, 2016

Dave and Kenny take a look at the 40th Brass in Concert Championship from the Sage Gateshead. Some serious program's were the order of the day but presentation and good execution ensured it was another great day's contesting, led of course by the inimitable Frank Renton.

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Ep 21 - Brass in Concert Championship Preview

November 15, 2016

Dave and Kenny this week look back at the Swedish Nationals and preview the forthcoming Brass in Concert Championship in Gateshead. Also on the agenda is the second of the pillars in our Campaign for Better Banding and the shock result from Washington DC.

 

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Ep 20 - Paul Hindmarsh

November 10, 2016

Dave and Kenny this week are joined by Paul Hindmarsh. As a journalist, publisher, former commissioner of music for BBC Radio 3 and now Chair of the European Brass Band Associations music panel Paul offers his unique insight into his thinking behind commissioning pieces such as Pagannini Variations, Songs for BL and Judith Bingham's Prague.

We review the SIDDIS contest in Stavanger, offer our views on politics in the UK and US and launch the Brass Band Podcast's Campaign for Better Banding.

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Ep 19 - Band Supplies - Ronnie Tennant

October 29, 2016

Dave and Kenny travel to the new Head Office of Band Supples, the leading retailer of all things brass bands. Ronnie Tennant the Managing Director tells the Podcast of his support for contests and workshops along with sharing his views on the pressures on instrument sales post-Brexit and the importance of banding to extend their search for financial support.

We also discuss the Great British Bake Off and the work of a band manager in the wake of The Cory Band advertising the post.

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Ep 18 - Sandy Smith

October 22, 2016

Dave and Kenny are joined by one of the greats of the Tenor Horn, Sandy Smith. Always forthright in his opinion, Sandy conveys his hopes for the genre in entertainment, music quality and how bands need to find their level in order to improve. He also tells us about his playing career and the inspiration behind his Tubular Brass project.

Also this week we have the gift that keeps on giving, the American Presidential election and brass instrumentation.

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