Category Archives: About Brendan Ball

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RLPO Trumpet Section Getting Into The Xmas Spirit!

The first rehearsal for our Xmas family concert series ‘Rudolf On Hope Street’. Here’s the trumpet section having a quick blast through a rousing ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’!

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The Pen Factory…

Good luck to my good pal Paddy Byrne today as he opens his brand new restaurant, bar and meeting place on Liverpool’s Hope Street at 5pm. The new place is situated right next door to The Everyman Theatre, the Bistro … Continue reading

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The Formula For A Happy Weekend…

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Brass Ensemble At Woolton Picture House…

Harry and his friends were throwing a party at Woolton Picture House today. There were food, drink, ice creams and great company on offer in Liverpool’s oldest cinema. 

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White Cliff At East Village…

I had a great time last night at the East Village venue in Seel Street, Liverpool. The amazing White Cliff, of which my eldest son is a member, were performing a gig. The band have been signed, have a great … Continue reading

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A Christmas Classic!

I couldn’t believe this when I heard it. Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ played on the bugle! As Film Music Composer Phil Lawrence said on hearing this rendition, “… It takes a certain type of mind to have figured this one out, … Continue reading

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British Orchestras Making Everyday Life Special…

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Jonathan Aasgaard…

I was in the Royal Hospital here in Liverpool today. I was actually there to receive some treatment for a frozen shoulder, a complaint I have been suffering with for a while. I was awaiting my appointment in the muskoskeletal … Continue reading

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Musical Humour…

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HAPPY DAYS!

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is still closed for another week so the RLPO are giving a performance in Liverpool Catholic Cathedral  this week with Conductor Jan Pascal Tortelier. The Programme on offer is a cracker. Strauss, Tod Und Verklang; Elgar Cello … Continue reading

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