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Richard Evans on a life in brass bands, from British Open wins to swagger-filled marches

Friday 4 December, 2020

Richard Evans on a life in brass bands, from British Open wins to swagger-filled marches | episode 15.

British Bandsman editor Mark Good hears from one of the iconic figures in the brass band world, Dick the Stick, Richard Evans as he continues to promote his book, Richard Evans: still beating.

The celebrated conductor reflects on a life in brass bands, from contest successes like his first British Open win 45 years ago, to his love of Brass in Concert – and those swagger-filled marches.

Richard also looks back on his long association with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland and discusses how banding opened his eyes to travelling the world.

But first, what has he made of a year like no other?