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Yo-Yo Ma on… Everything!

Yo-Yo Ma on Intonation, Practice, and the Role of Music in Our Lives SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 The 60-year-old cellist is on a magic cello ride, and still striving for perfection by Martin Steinberg A cellist walks on a beach and … Continue reading

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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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Musical Humour…

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Musical Humour…

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James Horner And The RLPO…

Hollywood composer James Horner whose Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra will be premiered in Liverpool Credit: Sylvia Wells By Catherine Jones – Liverpool ECHO He’s worked on some of the biggest movies to come out of Hollywood in … Continue reading

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Delia Derbyshire Day 2014 – The Consequences Of Falling!

Great rehearsal with bassist Geth Griffiths tonight. We will be performing the work ‘The Consequences Of Falling’ by Ailis Ni Riain for solo trumpet and acoustic double bass specially commissioned for Delia Derbyshire Day in Manchester tomorrow evening… DELIA DERBYSHIRE … Continue reading

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Great Music Cartoon Strip In Todays Metro…

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Beethoven and Mozart can boost pupils’ concentration!

This announcement will not come as anything particularly new to many, but provides yet more evidence to the benefits of including music as a very strong core subject in a child’s education. The research, by London University’s ‘Instutute For Education’, … Continue reading

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RLPO In London…

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to London yesterday to perform a concert as part of ‘The Rest Is Noise’ Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. The enthusiastic audience were treated to a programme of music by Bocherini/Berio, Britten and … Continue reading

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