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Inauguration Day Bugler!

Hilarious!

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Canadian Brass Play ‘Strobe’ By Deadmau5

The boys from the legendary Canadian Brass sent me this today… “Strobe” by Deadmau5, arranged for Canadian Brass by Chris Coletti, trumpet Recorded at the York School in May, 2013, released in Jan, 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary. … Continue reading

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Louis Armtrong recording “Satchmo Plays King Oliver”!

The New York Post published this film on 22nd April 2016. Just wonderful! Never-before-seen footage shows Louis Armstrong recording his 1959 album “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.”

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Practice 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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Blow Your Mind !

I am sure brass players all over the world, like myself, have been awaiting with bated breath the new book from uber-teacher Kristian Steenstrup. It is now available and can be purchased for a modest sum from Amazon. https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/card?asin=B01N2UF3IO&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_nPKxybRJE3JZ7

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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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Ailis Ni Riain – The Thinking Person’s Composer!

Enjoying a meet up with international award winning composer and wordsmith Ailis Ni Riain today in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Ailis was speeding through the city on another whistle stop tour playing contemporary music at the Blue Coat last … Continue reading

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Tips From The Top – Horse Whinny in Sleigh Ride. How do you do yours?

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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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