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4BR New Year's Eve Quiz

One final little brain teaser to sort out before the bells chime in the New Year of banding...

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Just the one little brain tickler for you to sort out before the celebrations begin — and so do the hang overs...

Question:

The identity of which brass band can be found by a tenuous link between a recently discovered 17th century baroque painting bought by a clergyman for £400 but now worth over £400,000, a hymn tune to safeguard those in danger on the high seas and a dancing chimney sweep with a dodgy cockney accent?

Prize:

Get the identity of the band right — and explain why, and we will send you out the CD of your choice plus a special 4BR diary to keep all those important brass bands contest and concert dates in!

link between a recently discovered 17th century baroque painting bought by a clergyman for £400 but now worth over £400,000, a hymn tune to safeguard those in danger on the high seas and a dancing chimney sweep with a dodgy cockney accent?4BR

Answers:

E-mail us the answer, before 2013 turns to 2014, with your contact telephone details at:



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Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)