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Take A Big Breath!

  One of many cartoon drawings by Peter Bond, trumpeter with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Watch out for Peter’s new book on trumpet technique. Due soon…

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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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Mick Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony OrchestraWarms Up in La Scala.

What a fabulous photo! The legendary Mick Mulcahy of the CSO warms up in La Scala, Milan, on the latest leg of the Chicago’s 2017 European tour. Click here to visit Mick’s website and find out more about one of … Continue reading

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Trumpet Humour…

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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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It’s A Living!

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

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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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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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Trombone Humour…

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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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