Podcasts / Europe

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2009 European Championships

play buttonMon, 04 May 2009 08:45:00 GMT

2009 European Championships. Presented by Anthony Banwell with guests Iwan Fox and Malcolm Wood from 4barsrest and Roy Terry and Paul Hindmarsh from Brass Band World magazine. In this podcast we look back at the European Championships held at the Kursaal, Ostend, Belgium from Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music clips.

Playing time: 01:06:47

2008 European Championships

play buttonFri, 09 May 2008 13:30:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox and Malcolm Wood. In this podcast we look back at the European Championships held in the Stavanger Concert Hall from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th of May 2008. There's sound clips from the all the winning performances. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:28:55

2008 Norwegian Championships

play buttonTue, 19 Feb 2008 20:30:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox and Kenny Crookston. In this podcast we look back at the Norwegian Championships held in Bergen's Grieghallen on February 09/09 2008. Interviews with winning MD of the Eikanger, Nicholas Childs and adjudicators from all sections. There's sound clips from Eikanger's winning performance in the Elite Division of Athrut Butterworth's Odin. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:49:28

2007 Brass in Concert Championships

play buttonMon, 26 Nov 2006 23:00:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell and Iwan Fox. In this podcast we look back at the 2007 Brass in Concert Championships held at The Sage, Gateshead, on Sunday 18 November, 2007, won by the Brighouse & Rastrick Band conducted by Richard Evans. Interviews and comments from Richard Evans and Leigh Baker. Thanks to Doyen and World of Brass for the music snippets.

Playing time: 00:47:00

2007 All England Masters International

play buttonSat, 02 June 2007 13:30:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox and Kenny Croofston. In this podcast we look back at the All England Masters International held in BlackpoolCambridge's's Corn Exchange on Sunday 27 May 2007. Interviews with Garry Cutt, Mark Wilkinson and Joe Pirisi. Thanks to Polyphonic for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:43:19

2007 European Championships - Birmingham

play buttonSun, 13 May 2007 11:45:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox, Malcolm Wood and John James. In this podcast we look back at the European Championships held in Birmingham's Symphony Hall from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th of May 2007. Interviews with Willebroek's soprano player Bert Van Thienen, composers Martin Ellerby and Simon Dobson; Outgoing EBBA president Marcus Bach and others. There's sound clips from the two winning performances in the Championship Section [Willebroek playing philip Sparke's 'Music of the Spheres' and The Cory playing Martin Ellerby's 'Elgar Variations']. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:54:39

2007 Norwegian Championships

play buttonWed, 14 Feb 2007 22:50:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox and Kenny Crookston. In this podcast we look back at the Norwegian Championships held in Bergen's Grieghallen on February 09/10 2007. Interviews with winning MD of the Stavanger Band Allan Withington, adjudicators from all sections and composer of A Breathless Gnu Kiss!, Idar Torskangerpoll. There's sound clips from Stavanger's two winning performances in the Elite Division. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:45:22

2006 All England Masters International

play buttonWed, 31 May 2006 19:15:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox and Kenny Crookston. In this podcast we look back at the Masters contest held in the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on Sunday 28 May 2006. Interviews with winning MD of Rothwell Temperence, David Roberts; 4barsrest best instrumentalist Andrew Marsh; adjudicator David Read; Brisband Excelsior MD Howard Taylor and event organisor Richard Franklin. Thanks to Polyphonic Recordings for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:32:55

2006 European Championships - Belfast

play buttonThu, 04 May 2006 20:30:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox, Malcolm Wood and John James. In this podcast we look back at the European Championships held in Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of April 2006. Interviews with Willebroek's soprano player Bert Van Thienen, composers Ian Wilson and Elaine Agnew and event manager Joe Cassells. There's sound clips from the two winning performances in the Championship Section [Willebroek playing Ian Wilson's 'Seascape with High Cliffs' and Buy As You View playing Kenneth Downie's 'The Promised Land'] and Elaine Agnew's B Section test piece, 'Little Christmas'. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music.

Playing time: 00:35:02

2006 Norwegian Championships

play buttonThu, 16 Feb 2006 20:30:00 GMT

Presented by Anthony Banwell, Iwan Fox and Kenny Crookston. In this podcast we look back at the Norwegian Championships held in Bergen's Grieghallen on February 10/11 2006. Interviews with winning MD of the Stavanger Band Russell Gray, adjudicator James Gourlay and event organisor Oyvind Storheim. There's sound clips from the two winning performances in the Elite Division and also we look at a new CD release from Eikanger Bjorsvik called Twenty Supreme Years. Iwan Fox talk to producer Steven Mead and there is music clips from the CD. Thanks to Doyen Recordings for use of the music from the Championships and Bocchino Music for use of the music from the CD.

Playing time: 00:40:44

4barsrest.com podcast theme

play buttonWed, 25 Jan 2006 21:00:00 GMT

High quality download of the 4barsrest.com podcast theme written especially for us by Phil Lawrence and played by the Fairey Band conducted by Simon Stonehouse.

Playing time: 00:01:28

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