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All Brass Radio: www.allbrassradio.com

All Brass Band Radio (ABBR) and has very unique feature: It allows the listeners to vote on the tracks being played at any time all over the world.

The playlist is therefore controlled by the listeners. Low voted tracks are taken down almost immediately, whilst the highest voted tracks are published in the Top 20 list.


November was a month of real upheaval in the playlist, with tracks added from five of the latest CDs on the market. More tracks dropped off as we look to bring the overall track list down to an ultimate play list of 500.

However, the voting has shown that popular tracks remain just that — with great playing from great bands and soloists always making their mark.

Top spot

One such is the playing of Kirsty Abbotts — a fantastic player whose has featured on the playlist for the past few years and now makes it into the top 20 and to the very top spot.

Meanwhile, in the early days there were lots of 'fun' pieces, but as the listenership has grown, it has also matured with many more 'serious' works now featured on a regular basis.

The International Staff Band is featured with the powerful rendition of 'Fire in the Blood' in second spot — maintaining a remarkable run that now stretches back six months.

Few surprises

A few surprises did happen though. Two tracks with tunes you will be humming later have made the Top 20 — 'The Flying Doctors' from an old Australian TV show and the famous space-age hit 'Main Theme from Fireball XI5 Zero G' played by Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

It's also great to see Ebbw Valley Brass, who sent ABBR a CD (and others can follow suit!), who make it into the Top 20 with 'Fat Bottom Girls' whilst 'Barnacle Bill' is another fun piece that makes it from Pikes Peak Brass.

All Brass Radio www.allbrassradio.com is a sponsor funded internet radio station that plays all brass band radio tracks (with a surprise or two) 24-hours a day and the stream is completely commercial-free.

One such is the playing of Kirsty Abbotts — a fantastic player whose has featured on the playlist for the past few years and now makes it into the top 20 and to the very top spotAll Brass Radio

Play List:

1. You Raise Me Up (Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts) (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery)
2. Fire in the Blood (International Staff Band)
3. Summon the Heroes (Kirkintilloch)
4. Day of the Dragon Special (Cory)
5. 1812 Overture (All Star Girls of Brass)
6. Benedictus From The Armed Man (Polysteel Band)
7. Love Changes Everything (Desford Colliery Caterpillar)
8. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Soloist: Mike Thorn) (Hitchin)
9. Chariots of Fire (Brass Band de Waldsang)
10. It Doesn't Mean a Thing (Hitchin)

11. Hymn to the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan) (Kirkintilloch)
12. Wild West! (Best Of Ennio Morricone) (Black Dyke Mills)
13. The Flying Doctors (Brass Band de Waldsang)
14. The Old Rugged Cross (EYMS Band)
15. Mars, The Bringer of War (Black Dyke Mills)
16. Overture — The Barber of Seville (Brass Band Berner Oberland)
17. Barnacle Bill (Pikes Peak Brass)
18. Fat Bottom Girls (Ebbw Valley Brass)
19. Main Theme from Fireball Xl5 Zero G (Brighouse & Rastrick)
20. Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Household Troops Band)


Major UK youth championship cancelled as 2018 entries collapse

December 12 • There will be no Pennine Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships in 2018 after entries drop to just five bands.

Solar System

Sparke work to increase brass band sphere of influence

December 10 • Philip Sparke's 'Music of the Spheres' is to be performed by Brass Band of Battle Creek at the opening of the influential Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Factory Girls

Time travellers sought in South Wales

December 10 • A television production company is looking for people with an interest in all things 1970s — especially with the rag trade and a bit of brass banding...

Fountain City

Fountain City success makes a mark in Kansas

December 10 • The UK tour success of Fountain City in claiming podium finishes at Brass in Concert and the Scottish Open has certainly made a mark back home in Kansas.

Strata Brass -

Wednesday 13 December • Rockingham Centre,Sheffield Road,Hoyland Common,Nr Barnsley S74 1DQ

South London Fellowship Band -

Wednesday 13 December • John Lewis Department Store. Bluewater. Kent DA9 9SA

Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 14 December • Queensbury Parish Church Halifax Road Queensbury BD13

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 14 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Emmanual Church

Thursday 14 December • Huddersfield Rd, Barnsley S75 1DT

Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • We have vacancies in our training band who have engagements in their own right.. We would welcome cornets, horn and basses.. Just check us out.

Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • A friendly North Wales Band based has various vacancies due to a rebuild under our new MD Mr Alan Milnes.. We require front row cornets, back row cornets, solo horn, 2nd trombone and bass.. Come on give us a call.

Garforth Brass

December 12 • Really URGENT final call for anyone who can help us out for the Regional competition at Huddersfield on Saturday, 3rd March! As entries need to be in by the end of the year we need a strong Bb bass player to give us a fighting chance in the World Tour!

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist