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All Brass RADIO
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All Brass Radio: www.allbrassradio.com

All Brass Band Radio (ABBR) and has very unique feature: It allows the listeners to vote on the tracks being played at any time all over the world.

The playlist is therefore controlled by the listeners. Low voted tracks are taken down almost immediately, whilst the highest voted tracks are published in the Top 20 list.


November was a month of real upheaval in the playlist, with tracks added from five of the latest CDs on the market. More tracks dropped off as we look to bring the overall track list down to an ultimate play list of 500.

However, the voting has shown that popular tracks remain just that — with great playing from great bands and soloists always making their mark.

Top spot

One such is the playing of Kirsty Abbotts — a fantastic player whose has featured on the playlist for the past few years and now makes it into the top 20 and to the very top spot.

Meanwhile, in the early days there were lots of 'fun' pieces, but as the listenership has grown, it has also matured with many more 'serious' works now featured on a regular basis.

The International Staff Band is featured with the powerful rendition of 'Fire in the Blood' in second spot — maintaining a remarkable run that now stretches back six months.

Few surprises

A few surprises did happen though. Two tracks with tunes you will be humming later have made the Top 20 — 'The Flying Doctors' from an old Australian TV show and the famous space-age hit 'Main Theme from Fireball XI5 Zero G' played by Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

It's also great to see Ebbw Valley Brass, who sent ABBR a CD (and others can follow suit!), who make it into the Top 20 with 'Fat Bottom Girls' whilst 'Barnacle Bill' is another fun piece that makes it from Pikes Peak Brass.

All Brass Radio www.allbrassradio.com is a sponsor funded internet radio station that plays all brass band radio tracks (with a surprise or two) 24-hours a day and the stream is completely commercial-free.

One such is the playing of Kirsty Abbotts — a fantastic player whose has featured on the playlist for the past few years and now makes it into the top 20 and to the very top spotAll Brass Radio

Play List:

1. You Raise Me Up (Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts) (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery)
2. Fire in the Blood (International Staff Band)
3. Summon the Heroes (Kirkintilloch)
4. Day of the Dragon Special (Cory)
5. 1812 Overture (All Star Girls of Brass)
6. Benedictus From The Armed Man (Polysteel Band)
7. Love Changes Everything (Desford Colliery Caterpillar)
8. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Soloist: Mike Thorn) (Hitchin)
9. Chariots of Fire (Brass Band de Waldsang)
10. It Doesn't Mean a Thing (Hitchin)

11. Hymn to the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan) (Kirkintilloch)
12. Wild West! (Best Of Ennio Morricone) (Black Dyke Mills)
13. The Flying Doctors (Brass Band de Waldsang)
14. The Old Rugged Cross (EYMS Band)
15. Mars, The Bringer of War (Black Dyke Mills)
16. Overture — The Barber of Seville (Brass Band Berner Oberland)
17. Barnacle Bill (Pikes Peak Brass)
18. Fat Bottom Girls (Ebbw Valley Brass)
19. Main Theme from Fireball Xl5 Zero G (Brighouse & Rastrick)
20. Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Household Troops Band)


Report & Results: 2018 Brass at Beamish March & Hymn Tune

June 19 • There was a great deal of quality traditional march and hymn tune playing on show at the popular Beamish Museum in County Durham.


Coalburn's Got Talent — plenty of it!

June 19 • Simon Cowell should have been in Coalburn as the band's 'Talent' showcased their brilliant playing.


Report & Results: 2018 Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble

June 19 • There were some stunning performances to enjoy at the Hade Edge bandroom on the weekend.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

June 19 • Music over the airwaves from Chris Helme

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Witney Town Band

June 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet and Second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. .

Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?

Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Kevin Wadsworth

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)