Brass Band Podcast
Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Sheona Wade

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Sheona Wade

May 24, 2020

Martyn is joined by Sheona Wade to give retrospect on YBS's European Championship win of 2004. A huge 6 point winning margin between the set test of St Magnus and their own choice of Music of the Sphere's, cemented the contest firmly as one of the great band's finest moments.

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Michael Fowles

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Michael Fowles

May 17, 2020

In the third of the Time Capsule series, Martyn reflects on the 1992 European Championships with Mike Fowles, who gives an insight into Brittania Building Society's iconic Own Choice Performance of Year of the Dragon. 

Brass Band Podcast - Social Distancing and Public Confidence in Banding

Brass Band Podcast - Social Distancing and Public Confidence in Banding

May 12, 2020

Dave and Martyn discuss the cancellation of The Open and Brass in Concert which has cast more uncertainty on the shape of banding in the future. They also examine the effect that social distancing and public confidence will have on the economic structure of events, and how they will ultimately affect bands.

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Gwyn Thomas

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Gwyn Thomas

May 3, 2020

In the second episode of the series, Martyn discusses the completion of the Cory Band's Albert Hall hat-trick with legendary soprano player, Gwyn Thomas. The band, under Major Arthur Kenney had to fight off a strong performance by Sun Life from a number four draw in order to prevail on the test of the day, Dances and Arias.

Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - One Last Time

Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - One Last Time

April 29, 2020

With brass fireworks, sublime, soloing and brilliant arrangements Frank brings the curtain down on this series for brasspass.tv with some of his all-time favourite recordings. Thanks for being there.

Brass Band Podcast - The Sectional Structure Debate

Brass Band Podcast - The Sectional Structure Debate

April 26, 2020

With the Lockdown due to continue for the foreseeable future Dave and Martyn discuss the reality of the continuing disruption to the contesting season. They also look at the points raised in 4BR's round table debate on sectional restructure.

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Steve Stewart

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Steve Stewart

April 19, 2020

Martyn brings you the first "Time Capsule" where he aims to transport us back to the memorable events of our banding past.

Steve Stewart of The Cory Band, recollects his part in another dominant ensemble of its time, Desford Colliery Band.

A National win from a No3 draw was their fourth Albert Hall victory in a row, and one of the banding feats still talked about to this day.

Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 51

Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 51

April 13, 2020

In this, the penultimate episode of these podcasts, Frank revisits just about his favourite album ever, celebrates a piece he considers to be a brass band classic and wonders just what Michael Nymann would have written had anyone been brave enough to commission a set test piece from him as he offered, something like his film music Chasing Sheep perhaps?

Brass Band Podcast - Lockdown and Disruption to the Area Contests

Brass Band Podcast - Lockdown and Disruption to the Area Contests

April 12, 2020

The return of the Brass Band Podcast sees Martyn Ramsay join Dave Kinross to discuss the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. The rapid onset of the Covid 19 Pandemic in the UK, brought about disruption to the Area Contest series. Dave and Martyn examine the outcome of this and discuss the contesting outlook for the rest of the year.

Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 50

Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 50

April 2, 2020

In these ‘lock down’ days Frank has 45 minutes of pure enjoyment including one of the shortest and most popular marches, some amazing solo playing and film and dance music to soothe the soul.  Sit back and, unless you’re driving, close your eyes and get taken into the heart of some wonderful band music.

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