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The Acrobat Challenge

Young trombone virtuoso, Stephen Sykes, is fighting for his life from a rare form of cancer. To help Stephen get treatment, trombonists and brass players from all over the world have been taking The Acrobat Challenge. This is my contribution… … Continue reading

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It’s A Living!

Great fun with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra this month and last. Champion!

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Ailis Ni Riain – The Thinking Person’s Composer!

Enjoying a meet up with international award winning composer and wordsmith Ailis Ni Riain today in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Ailis was speeding through the city on another whistle stop tour playing contemporary music at the Blue Coat last … Continue reading

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‘Mysteries of the Horizon’ – Brendan’s latest concerto recording !

Last year I had a new concerto release on cd. The concerto, by brilliant, Belgium-based British composer Nigel Clarke, is entitled Mysteries of the Horizon and is for Solo Trumpet and wind band. I have just begun experimenting with SoudCloud … Continue reading

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Trumpet News !

A comment from uber horn player David Pigott on seeing the above, “… With my blocked ears I could do with one of these immediately!”

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A Merry Xmas To All And Peace On Earth…

Trumpeter Brendan Ball and organist Ian Tracey perform Silent Night as part of their Christmas Singalong Lunchtime Concert, Thursday 19 December, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Film by Mark McNulty Brendan Ball is sponsored by LIVERPOOL ORGANIC BREWERY

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Brendan’s Latest Solo Project… NOT JUST A TRUMPET!

‘NOT JUST A TRUMPET!’ This concert will be a first for me. Just me and a trumpet versus the audience. No piano, no organ, no orchestra. Just me! It will take place on MONDAY NOVEMBER 23rd, 8pm in the brand new MUSIC ROOM … Continue reading

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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour 2015 Day Three – Prague Spring Festival Closing Concert

The above photo is the view from my hotel room. It is not a great picture because I can’t open the window but I just wanted to show you how blue the sky is. The weather is fantastic but the … Continue reading

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RLPO – Czech Tour 2015 Day Two – Prague Spring Festival – Opening Concert

The sun is out and shining bright on day two of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic tour. I think I’ll walk in to work today! The Hotel Mozartava is just by Mozart Villa. The villa is now a museum dedicated to … Continue reading

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RLPO – Czech Republic 2015 Day One – Prague Spring Festival- A Free Evening!

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set off at midday today for the first part of our June 2015 Tour to the Czech Republic. We had been frequent visitors to this most beautiful and friendly country over the years, including being … Continue reading

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