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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
26-Feb-22 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
BBC Radio 4 Banding: Love, Spit and Valve Oil Thursday 11.30

3 March 2022 The mines are dead, but the music and the people are not
10 March 2022 What’s the allure of brass?
17 March 2022 The pursuit of excellence

Folk musician Martin Green explores the phenomenon that is modern brass banding. After following a poster at the National Mining Museum Scotland that said "brass in the park, this Saturday", Martin discovered one of the most inspiring social music making acts he'd ever witnessed.

Determined to find out what continues to draw people into brass banding, both musically and socially, Martin decides to write a piece of music for brass band and seek advice from those in the community. He finds a series of interesting juxtapositions and discovers the important role brass banding has in people's lives