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TREASURED – The Video – solo trumpet Brendan Ball!

Take a peak at this promotional video for TREASURED. A work created by Jen Hayes, of Cut To The Chase Productions, and words and music by Ailis Ni Riain. I was the only live musician in this spectacular show which … Continue reading

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INTONE – Brendan’s latest solo project…

I’ve been doing a lot of collaborations with the international award winning composer and writer Ailis Ni Riain, over the last few years. Here is the latest of several world premieres we have done together. The Durham International Arts Festival, … Continue reading

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INTONE

Click here to find out more about this remarkable installation in the Durham International Festival… …and Trumpet by BRENDAN… HERE”S A 90 SECOND EXTRACT! INTONE

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INTONE – “Everything is what it is and not another thing”

Many visitors to this blog will know about the international award winning composer, poet and playwright Ailis Ni Riain. Over the past few years I have collaborated on several of Ailis’ major new works and have been involved in four … Continue reading

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Brendan in the ‘Office’

  I’ve just been sent this photo by the international award winning composer, Ailis Ni Riain. When Ailis came over for our consultations prior to our collaboration together for TREASURED she took a few pictures in my trumpet studio at … Continue reading

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Band On The Wall gig 12/01/2013 – The Consequences of Falling : World Premiere!

Before continuing, we are delving deep into the archives of history today. We are gathered here to pay tribute to the work of celebrated composer Delia Derbyshire, in the realm of Manchester’s Band On The Wall, to indulge in some … Continue reading

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It’s all in the preparation… isn’t it? More thoughts on trumpet practice.

I’m sat here with a nice glass of red, munching hot chillies out of a jar and listening to BBC Radio 4. Tomorrow is a rather big day. Heather Tudor and myself are giving the world premiere of international award … Continue reading

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The First GlimpseOf A Brand New Work…

Here is the very first picture of the latest work from the quill of Ailis Ni Riain. This major new work, for trumpet and double bass will receive it’s world premiere this Saturday, 12th January, at Manchester’s famous Band On … Continue reading

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Wonderful Christmastime!

Indeed, these are bleak times for classical music and orchestras worldwide. The age of austerity has hit the arts in general very hard. There are horror stories of orchestras in the USA going on strike and going bankrupt; even Germany … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Falling

Just printed off the first draft of ‘The Consequences Of Falling’ by Ailis Ni Riain. Now I’m really looking forward to the World Premiere at Manchester’s iconic venue Band On The Wall – 12th January and the Northern Cities Tour … Continue reading

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