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The Royal Military School of Music…

We believe the above clipping relates to the following two pieces of information regarding the founding of The Royal Military School of Music in 1857 at Kneller Hall. The first from COMPOSERS’ FORUM Military Music and its Ancient Traditions

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Two Trumpet Legends…

Yesterday, I received the gift of a photo from the great John Gracie, recently retired Principal Trumpet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The picture shows John (left), as guest Principal with the Philharmonia, sitting next to the legendary David … Continue reading

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The Great Wynton Marsalis! What A Nice Guy…

The Great Wynton Marsalis posted this  on Facebook. What amazing encouragement for these young trumpeters. Yesterday I had the honor of playing with the great trumpet section of the under 13 year olds of theNational Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. … Continue reading

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RLPO – Cardiff Proms – 25th and 26th July 2014

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have just returned from performing two days at the Cardiff series of Proms concerts. We were conducted on this occasion, as on every appearance at the Cardiff Proms, by the founder and artistic director of … Continue reading

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Urban Farm 2014 – Cucumbers, Chillies And Peppers…

As stated in earlier posts, cucumbers are a new experience. I haven’t grown them before but they seem to be thriving in my newly constructed greenhouse. The two varieties I am trying this season are Burpless Tasty Green and Tasty … Continue reading

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Delia Darlings In Norwich Arts Centre…

What an exciting couple of days! Today, working at the glorious Bolesworth Castle and getting to play to, and joke with the amazing Doddy (Ken Dodd – the famous Comedian from Liverpool). See the previous post for details! What the … 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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BBC NOW – Alpine Symphony – Conducted by Mariss Jansons

It has been my pleasure to work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales a lot in the past. A very fine orchestra! I received this post from clarinettist Walter Brewster. He has posted a fine collection of radio recordings … Continue reading

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