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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)



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Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

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Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

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St Albans City Band - Parmiters School

Saturday 20 October • Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE


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October 15 • Thundersley Brass Band are inviting applicants for: Soprano Cornet, 2nd Tenor Horn, to complete our line-up on a permanent basis from October 2018. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the London/Essex area


Tongwynlais Temperance Band

October 13 • Tongwynlais Band have an immediate vacancy for a Solo Euphonium player to lead the section for the remainder of the year and into the 2019 contest season. The band have concerts scheduled for 2018 in Cardiff and looking to return to the Welsh Open in Feb.


Thurcroft Welfare

October 12 • Solo Horn and tutti cornet vacancies. Thurcroft Welfare are looking for a solo horn player and also a tutti cornet to join our happy ranks! Rehearsing Tuesdays and Thursdays in our own band room close to Junc 1 M18 near Rotherham/Doncaster/Maltby.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator