Ep 40 - Paul Holland

July 3, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Paul Holland who reveals the background to his highly suucessful conducting career. In addition, points discussed are adjudicating methods and rates of pay along with the process he and his colleagues go through to pick test pieces for the National Championships.

Also on the agenda is Theresa May's stormy times and Phillip McCann's departure from Grimethorpe.

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Ep 39 - Mike Kilroy

July 3, 2017

In this political special we welcome the PM of British Banding, Mike Kilroy. Amongst the topics discussed is Brass Bands England's closer alignment to EBBA and the hopes for a more unified approach.

Also on the agenda is Mike's Whit Friday experience fulled by Pork Pie and Mushy Peas!

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Ep 38 - Jonny Bates

May 29, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Tenor Horn virtuoso and composer Jonny Bates. The topics up for discussion are Tenor Horn repertoire, striving for excellence in the UK and one bar encores.

Also on the agenda is a heated debate on the diversity of preparation and performance at Whit Friday.

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Ep 37 - Review of the Spring Festival

May 24, 2017

Dave and Kenny look back on the Spring Festival that saw wins for Whitburn, Filton Concert Brass and Dalmellington. They reflect on whether this is one contest that could grow to support it's popularity.

Also discussed is the move by Brass Band's England to appoint David Thornton as their EBBA representative.

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Ep 36 - Preview of the Spring Festival

May 11, 2017

Dave and Kenny preview the forthcoming Spring Festival from the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Both pick out their bands to watch for and duly deliver the kiss of death in each section. Also discussed is the fall-out from the European Championship and the talk on social media of the demise of the top British bands as a competitive force in Europe.

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Ep 35 - European Champs Review

May 7, 2017

Dave and Kenny review the 40th European Brass Band Championships from Ostend won by Eikanger from Norway. Other points for discussion; the relevance of the conductor competition and the question of whether a gulf is forming between the best on the continent and the UK.

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Ep 34 - European Championship Preview

April 25, 2017

Dave and Kenny preview this weekend's action from Belgium and look at the relevance of rules at a contest.

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Ep 33 - Acrobat Challenge - Jayne Murrill

April 7, 2017

Dave and Kenny speak with Jayne Murrill, the inspiration behind the Acrobat Challenge, the viral sensation supporting Stephen's Journey. Jayne reveals the background for the idea and discusses her rising career as a conductor. We look at the success of female conductor's versus their male counterparts and look at the factors behind why there aren't more ladies taking up the baton.

Also in this episode we ask why banding isn't more multi-cultured and hear from Brass for Africa's Kaleema Frank and Alex Parker on the impact brass playing is making in Uganda to the lives of so many.

Credit: The Acrobat - Dan Thomas via Facebook

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Ep 32 - Section Alignment Debate

April 1, 2017

Dave and Kenny discuss the ongoing section debate, the validity of the lower section Nationals and the role of EBBA in driving the agenda in Brass Bands. Also on the agenda are cornet player appointments and the announcement of a strong Brass in Concert lineup.

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Ep 31- Review of the Final Area Weekend

March 24, 2017

Dave and Kenny look at the final weekend of the Area contest series where the action took place in Swansea and Stevenage. They also reflect on the difficulties posed by the older pieces in the top three sections across the country and ask whether it's time for a sixth section to be added. Among all this, they offend the good people of Wales with some terrible pronunciations.

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