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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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The Acrobat Challenge

Young trombone virtuoso, Stephen Sykes, is fighting for his life from a rare form of cancer. To help Stephen get treatment, trombonists and brass players from all over the world have been taking The Acrobat Challenge. This is my contribution… … Continue reading

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Gracie Fields Train…

I arrived back from Germany the other day. I swapped the aeroplane for a train at Manchester for the last leg of my journey home to Liverpool. I was delighted to see that, although badly faded, the train was dedicated … Continue reading

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The Diaphragm – A Short Film

A fascinating film posted by The Surgery, on Facebook. It shows the diaphragm functioning. Very interesting for those interested in pulmonary function etc.

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Ha ha…

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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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Wow!

A young Carrie Fisher watching her mother, Debbie Reynolds, perform! RIP both… Carrie Fisher (21/10/1956 -27/12/2016), Debbie Reynolds (1/4/1932 -28/12/2016) Debbie Reynolds with a French horn! Yes, I am assured she played for real…

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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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Musical Humour…

Another great and insightful cartoon from Philadelphia Orchestra trumpeter Jeffrey Curnow.

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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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