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2018 Year In Pictures

15/1/2018 Brass

15/1/2018 Brass by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Mondays are my first brass band rehearsal evening of the week. I love my band. It’s certainly not fashionable or especially popular, but there’s just something fantastic about making music with 24 other friends. I’ve been doing this for over forty

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2017 Year In Pictures

281/365 Horn

281/365 Horn by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I’ve been playing at Newark Wedding Fair at the exhibition centre. Carlton Brass are angling for more bookings so we have formed a quintet too. I’ve been playing the cornet part, my first time doing so in a quintet. My lip

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2017 Year In Pictures

113/365 Alan

“113/365 Alan” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My mate Al is a rather decent trombone player (though don’t tell him I said that). He plays with our brass band, but probably more famously as the trombonist from The Bell regulars The Footwarmers. He loves his jazz, much to

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2017 Year In Pictures

30/365 Brass

A large part of my life revolves around brass bands. I bought this beautiful instrument (a Besson Sovereign cornet) with some inheritance money back in 2000, and it has served me well. I employ it with gusto every Monday and Thursday at my Carlton Brass rehearsals, where my musical abilities

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Whit Friday Marches 2008

I spent the best part of last Friday in the lovely Lancashire area of Tameside, where our band were taking part in the traditional Whit Friday Marches contest. For the uninitiated this happens every year (on Whit Friday, natch) and involves many dozens of Britain’s brass bands descending on Tameside

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