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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Ep 30 - Review of Last Weekend and Preview of Wales and London and Southern Counties

March 17, 2017

Dave and Kenny preview the last of the Area's and recap on the weekend gone by. What are the consequeces of pre draws and should we still have points. The Glenlivet Challenge nears its rather one-sided conclusion.

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Ep 29 - Sandy Smith: Review of Yorkshire Area

March 8, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Sandy Smith who adjudicated two of the sections in Huddersfield. Sandy shares his views on the perfromances he heard, this year's Town Hall venue and the adjudication debate. Dodgy predictions are also made for the forthcoming North, Midlands, Scotland and West of England area's.

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Episode 28

March 2, 2017

Dave and Kenny look back on the first area contest in Blackpool and preview Yorkshire this coming weekend. They also look at the disparity between the regional organisations that leads to inequality in the bands heading to Cheltenham and London for the Nationals.

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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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