Tag Archives: London

The Consequences Of Falling

A great piece from Ailís Ní Ríain. We toured ‘The Consequences of Falling’ as part of the Delia Darlings Tour 2013-2014. This extract was recorded during the gig in London 2014 at The Horse Hospital. The music was inspired by … Continue reading

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Brendan’s Current Daily Routine!

I have succumbed to the most  popular enquiry on here. ‘What stuff do you practice?’ Things have changed a lot recently and I have been travelling much more than usual. In two months, I have been to Scotland four times, … Continue reading

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Andrew Manze And The RLPO…

The RLPO have been working with the renowned international British conductor, Andrew Manze for the last two weeks. Andrew is always eagerly anticipated. His musicianship, scholarship, expertise and wonderful manner with musicians is always an absolute pleasure. What a joy! … 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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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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First chance To Hear Robyn Koh After Recent Ilness…

She’s back! After the unfortunate cancellation of the recent concert in Oxford due to illness, stellar harpsichordist Robyn Koh is back! Robyn will be offering an exquisite programme in the beautiful surroundings of Handel House Museum. As well as hearing … Continue reading

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RLPO In Hanley…

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything about the orchestra on here, so here goes… The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have a large body of work based at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Throughout the year, we promote a network … 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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Legendary Trumpet Story!

The following great story comes coutesy of legendary London trumpeter Ted Hobart, who was on this gig with the London Symphony Orchestra… Ted, “… 1983,ish Edinburgh . Claudio Abbado called the trumpets for 3 pm, then sent us sent us … Continue reading

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Royal College of Music – Professor Ernest Hall

From 1984 -88, I studied at the Royal College of Music, for the most part with Professor David Mason, but also with Michael Laird and Stanley Woods. When David Mason was unavailable, the distinguished former Senior Professor, Richard ‘Bob’Walton would … Continue reading

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