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Monday Quiz: A prince amongst men...

Can you guess the answer to our Monday morning brain tickler...

  Get the answer right and you never know...

It's the middle of the Six Nations rugby tournament at the moment with Wales playing England on the weekend — so it's a question about the land of my fathers to test your brain cells to get your hands on some cracking CDs....


Wales has provided the banding movement with great bands, conductors and players over the years.

There may have been only one 'King', but can you name the British Open test-piece named after the last native Welshman to be proclaimed Prince of Wales?

1. Barry John
2. Caractacus
3. Owain Glyndwr


Answers to be sent to:

Closing date for answers: Midnight on Tuesday 22nd February

There may have been only one 'King', but can you name the British Open test-piece named after the last native Welshman to be proclaimed Prince of Wales?4BR

Valentine's Day winner

Jemma Evans, the Musical Director of Cold Ash Brass was our lucky winner of our special Valentine's Day quiz. She has been conducting Cold Ash for six years and in a few weeks time they will be battling for a National Finals qualification place in the Second Section Area contest in Stevenage.

Jemma correctly picked that Swiss composer Oliver Waespi wrote 'The Graces of Love' — although as she revealed to 4BR, she knew the answer after playing the piece at Cheltenham National Finals a few years ago!

Four solo CDS are now on their way for Jemma to enjoy.

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