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Radio: All Brass Radio

Dr Jim Fox has plenty of brilliant music to listen to with his latest selections.

All Brass Radio
  Dr Jim Fox brings you plenty of brilliant music

Last month there was a huge amount of movement in our playlist, with 60 tracks dropping off to be replaced by 50 new ones.

One of those added was Hepworth Band's latest CD, but the rest were rotations — showing just how popular some tracks have become over the past few years. Thankfully, we have a huge library of tracks, so no one missed out!

Growing audience

As our audience continues to grow, it has also become much more varied in its choices.

The tracks in the Top 20 are now leading towards a serious side. Kirsty Abbotts playing with Carlton Main Frickley has been in the Top 5 for a long period of time. There are many lighter pieces though such as 'Fat Bottom Girls' by Ebbw Valley Brass.

There has seemed to be a slowdown in the number of CDs coming out in the last several months, although April promises plenty of new releases.

Commercial free

All Brass Radio plays only brass bands (with one or two surprises). It plays tracks from both the latest CDs and the best of days gone by. It is commercial-free thanks to the donors.

Tune in at www.AllBrassRadio.com to listen to great brass music and vote on the tracks you like the best or dislike. The playlist is primarily controlled by the listeners.

April Playlist:

1. Love Changes Everything (Desford Colliery Caterpillar)
2. Country Roads (Las Vegas Brass)
3. You Raise Me Up (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
4. Fat Bottom Girls (Ebbw Valley)
5. Fire in the Blood (International Staff Band)
6. Mars — The Bringer of War (Black Dyke Mills)
7. Olympic Fanfare & Theme — (Dalewool Auckland)
8. Hallelujah (Amsterdam Staff)
9. Benedictus from The Armed Man (Polysteel)
10. Barnacle Bill (Pikes Peak)
11. Myfanwy (Unison Kinneil)
12. Irish Blessing (Rothwell Temperance)
13. Day of the Dragon Special (Cory)
14. Procession to Covenant (Canadian Staff)
15. The Old Rugged Cross (EYMS)
16. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Hitchin)
Soloist: Mike Thorn
17. The Barber of Seville Overture (Brass Band Berner Oberland)
18. Theme From Crimson Tide (Black Dyke)
19. Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan (Kirkintilloch)
20. 1812 Overture (All Star Girls of Brass)


Welsh youngsters offered adventure time

July 17 • A new musical initiative by the Rhondda Fach Youth Band is aimed at getting youngsters from all over Wales to enjoy a weekend of fun and adventure — as well as a bit of practice.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

July 17 • More red hot brass music music to keep you cool this Summer from Chris Helme in Yorkshire.


Eagley help raise funds for hospital

July 16 • A superb concert by Eagley Band has helped raise over £3,000 for the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

St PInnock

Your Logo Here head to Cornwall

July 16 • The Your Logo Here team has been enjoying missing the World Cup football during the summer...

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 17 July • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

The Corsham Band

July 17 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


July 16 • Are you looking for a band in the North West?. PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW 'B' BAND have vacancy for 1st horn, Bb Bass and kit player.

Cheltenham Silver Band

July 16 • We are a progressive and inclusive 2nd Section band.. We are in an unusual position of needing some experienced cornet players, positions negotiable.. Half of our front row are leaving to ensure we have players for the future aka maternity leave.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger