Brass Band Podcast
Brass Band Podcast: Applying Science to Banding - Martin Gernon

Brass Band Podcast: Applying Science to Banding - Martin Gernon

August 3, 2020

Dave Kinross is joined by the Managing Director of the Centre Stage Group, Martin Gernon to discuss the potential risks of transmission and how some trials conducted in conjunction with Brass Bands England has led to his product Moisture Guard.

 

 

 

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Russell Gray

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Russell Gray

July 12, 2020

Martyn is back with his journey through the contesting archives. Russell Gray joins him this week to discuss a legendary Nationals win for Leyland on a piece that perfectly encapsulated the band’s story at the time and with a little bit of Roald Dahl thrown in for good measure!

Brass Band Podcast - Norway’s Return to the Band Room

Brass Band Podcast - Norway’s Return to the Band Room

July 5, 2020

In this episode, Dave and Martyn are joined by Viggo Bjorge of the Eikanger Bjorsvik Band and a familiar voice, Kenny Crookston the CEO of Brass Bands England. In an incredibly revealing insight, Viggo discusses everything from social distancing in band, to how we can expect formations to look in the "new normal".

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Garry Cutt

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Garry Cutt

June 21, 2020

Two weeks before the British Open in 2004, Garry Cutt was at home ignoring the debut of the X Factor and was anticipating a day’s listening and socialising instead of conducting. Here is the story of how he took on a job nine days before the biggest contest of the year and added a third Mortimer Trophy to his collection.

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Sandy Smith

Brass Band Podcast - Time Capsule: Sandy Smith

June 7, 2020

1985 was a golden year for Black Dyke Mills, winning a clean sweep of contests including the Yorkshire Areas, Europeans, the Open and the Nationals. It is the final victory, on John McCabe’s masterpiece Cloudcatcher Fells, that Sandy Smith joins Martyn to discuss on this week’s Time Capsule.

 

(Note: apologies for Martyn’s sound in the opening 2 minutes, it does get fixed!)

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.

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