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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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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour – June 2015 – Preparing To Go!

This is my last day at home before the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set off on tour to the Czech Republic tomorrow lunchtime. The RLPO have enjoyed two Czech Chief Conductors, Libor Pesek and Petr Altrichter, so as a result … Continue reading

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Happy 175th Birthday Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!

Today, March 12th, is the 175th anniversary of the first concert given by the then Liverpool Philharmonic Society. Catherine Jones has written a splendid tribute in the Liverpool Echo today, detailing the highs and lows of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Stellar Soprano Pumeza Matshiza Limbers Up For The RLPO ‘Spirit Of Xmas’ Series…

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Grand Celebrity Trumpet and Organ Gala – Tine Thing Helseth and Ian Tracey 28/6/2014

I spent an all too rare evening as a member of the audience last night. Especially as it was a trumpet concert. I would normally be attending concerts as performer these days. What an evening it was, too! Tine Thing … Continue reading

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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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Two ‘Chop Looseners (!)’ For Trumpet And Brass Players…

Sometimes an exercise is necessary after the tea or lunch break to get the lips vibrating quickly again. These are as good as any: I have heard the following two exercises played by many, many players. Exercise One – The … Continue reading

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Ian Broudie And The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

I have to say that last night’s gig at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall was sensational. The evening was a tribute to pop megastar Ian Broudie. Ian is a living legend in Liverpool, and the world, of course! Fans are devoted to … Continue reading

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Peace To All This Christmas… Stille Nacht

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra trumpet player Brendan Ball and organist Ian Tracey perform Silent Night as part of ‘Ian & Brendan’s Christmas Singalong’ Lunchtime Concert, Thursday 19 December, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Film by Mark McNulty Brendan Ball is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Ian & Brendan’s Xmas Singalong

Ian Tracey and myself played our Christmas trumpet and organ ‘Singalong’ today at lunchtime, in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It was a good event and the audience of several hundred had a great time. Finding a programme of an hour’s music … Continue reading

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