*
banner

Red Lady set to feature for Burry Port

Burry Port Band to feature a 26,000 year old lady as part of new arts project.

Burry Port
 

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the New Brass Festival for Wales, Burry Port Band has announced its own arts project entitled, ‘The Red Lady of Paviland’.

Skeleton

The project is based on the story of the 26,000-year-old ochre-stained skeleton, discovered in a cave on the Gower Peninsula in the mid 1800’s.

The Red Lady of Paviland will feature the current Welsh League Champions alongside Welsh tenor Robyn Lyn, Royal Harpist Claire Jones, mixed choir Cor Seingar, and a massed children's chorus drawn from across the West Wales area.

Innovative

Speaking to 4BR, Burry Port’s MD Craig Roberts was enthusiastic about the project: "The Red Lady is an innovative presentation of brass music, very much along the lines of other arts projects I’ve undertaken in the past, though this event will be something of a first for West Wales."

Everyone’s really looking forward to the performance, and particularly the new cantata, which should be a quite remarkable and welcome addition to the brass band repertoire in WalesBurry Port Band

Welsh basis

He added: "The programme of music for the project is of a wholly Welsh basis, and will include performances of Gareth Glyn’s ‘Dolbadarn’ and Edward Gregson’s ‘An Age of Kings’, though the central feature of the evening will be the premiere performance of ‘Y Dyn Unig’ (The Lonely Man), a new cantata commissioned for the project from Welsh composer Andrew Powell, with libretto by Welsh poet Menna Elfyn."

Exciting

Burry Port, Band Chairman Marc Scaife added: "It’s exciting for the band to be working on the Red Lady project, particularly alongside artists of the calibre of Andrew, Menna, Robyn and Claire."

He added: "Everyone’s really looking forward to the performance, and particularly the new cantata, which should be a quite remarkable and welcome addition to the brass band repertoire in Wales."

The performance is set to take place on Thursday April 1 at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen.

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


UniBrass

Live broadcast coverage of UniBrass Championships announced

January 21 • Both the UniBrass Trophy and Shield competitions can be enjoyed with a live broadcast from the event this year.


Vos

New Euphonium competition looks to attract European talent

January 21 • The Fontys AMPA Euphonium Competition has been launched to attract the very best student euphonium players across Europe.


Wade

New lead for Adjudicators

January 21 • Sheona Wade has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.


Winter Garden

Confidence boost to North West banding with Area numbers

January 20 • 74 bands have entered the 2022 North West Regional Championships that will take place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on 27th February.


Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB


Glossop Old Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 30 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


Bollington Brass Band

January 21 • We are looking for a front row cornet player (position negotiable) and a percussionist to join the band after the North West area contest. If you fancy a new challenge with a friendly 1st Section please get in touch.


Forest of Dean Brass

January 18 • Do you fancy playing Spectrum at the West of England Areas in March? We are currently looking for a Front Row Cornet to complete our line-up. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday at our bandroom in Yorkley, Forest of Dean GL15 4TA


The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .


Duncan Wilson

Bmus(hons), LGSMD
Conductor, Adjudicator (member AoBBA)


               

 © 2022 4barsrest.com Ltd