Issue 5970

Egon Virtuosi Brass - An inside story

The Owen Farr Seminar - the first in a monthly series of brass masterclasses by the tenor horn virtuoso

Besses Boys' Band - Celebrating 75 years

Grimethorpe Youth Band feature

Wireless Brass

Friday 10 March, 2017

Wireless Brass

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Tuesday 14 March, 2330-0000. BBC Radio 2

Listen to the Band: Frank Renton presents a show with all the latest news and brass band tracks.

Listen to the Band is available all week via Radio 2’s website at Click on the playback section to hear the show, on demand, for a week following transmission. Also available on the BBC iPlayer by selecting Radio 2.

World of Brass Radio. John Maines introduces a weekly one-hour programme of the best of international banding. Commencing on Fridays, the rolling programme of the most recent two shows can be accessed 24 hours a day on (then click on the WOB Radio link) or

This week’s programme includes: Listings unavailable at the moment.

Local Radio for next week

Sounds of Brass. BBC Radio Cornwall, Devon, Guernsey and Jersey every Sunday at 7.05pm and on Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset Sound, Swindon and Wiltshire on Sundays at 12.00am. FM frequencies: Bristol 94.9, Cornwall 95.2, Devon 103.4, Gloucestershire 104.7, Guernsey 93.2, Jersey 88.8, Swindon 103.6, Wiltshire 104.3. The Programme is now available for 30 days after broadcast on the BBC iPlayer and on Freeview, radio channel 720. To hear this week’s programme again go to find Listen Again and click on Sounds of Brass.

Phillip Hunt presents a programme of brass band recordings and news. This week’s programme includes: Massed Bands of Camborne, Mount Charles, St. Austell and St. Dennis (Kevin MacKenzie): Trailblaze (Goff Richards); Camborne Town (Leonard Adams): The Bluebells of Scotland (Arthur Pryor arr. Derek Broadbent - euphonium soloist: John Hitchens); Mount Charles (Bryan Hurdley): Brilliante (Peter Graham - euphonium duettists: Robert Jose and Kevin MacKenzie); Sun Life (Roy Newsome): Fantasy on Swiss Airs (Roy Newsome - euphonium soloist: Shaun Thomas); Massed Bands of Bodmin Town, Mount Charles and St. Austell (Goff Richards): Cornish Sunset (Kevin Ackford); Bodmin Town (Howard Taylor): The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch arr. Darrol Barry - euphonium soloist: Steve Osborn); Brighouse and Rastrick (Goff Richards): Flying Home (Goff Richards - euphonium duettists: Kevin MacKenzie and Michael Dodd); Camborne Town (Derek Greenwood): O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam arr. Keith Wilkinson - euphonium soloist: Robert Jose); Massed Bands of Bodmin Town, Camborne Town and Britannia Building Society (Howard Snell): West Country Fantasy (Gordon Langford).   

Requests and comments are welcome at e-mail:

Monday 13 February, 2100-2200. Manx Radio

Time for Brass. Frequencies 97.2, 89 and 103.7 FM and 1368 AM and worldwide on

Click on Listen FM or Listen AM for the programme at the time of broadcast or Listen Again for a week following transmission.

Ian Cottier presents a programme of brass band music and comment. This week’s programme includes: Brighouse and Rastrick (David Hirst): Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams arr. Alan Fernie); Black Dyke (Professor Nicholas Childs): Violetta’s Aria from La Traviata (Verdi arr. Roy Newsome - soloists: Roger Webster (cornet) and David Thornton (euphonium)), Prelude to La Traviata (Verdi arr. Alan Fernie), Patterns (Edward Gregson), Symphonic Rhapsody for Euphonium and Band (Edward Gregson - euphonium soloist: David Thornton); Foden’s (Russell Gray): March Opus 99 (Prokofiev arr. Brand); Foden’s (Michael Fowles): The Clock with the Dresden Figures (Ketelby arr. Howard Snell), Just As I Am (Wilfred Heaton), The Triumphant Entry of Spartacus (Katchaturian arr. Howard Snell); Enfield Citadel Band of The Salvation Army (James Williams): Clear Skies (Eric Ball - cornet soloist: Keith Hutchinson).

Sunday afternoons - weekly. Live show at 1300-1500 BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio York.

Yorkshire Brass. David Hoyle presents a programme of brass band recordings and listeners’ requests. Listen live online at or BBC Radio Leeds FM frequencies 92.4 or 103.9. BBC Radio York FM frequencies 95.5, 103.7 or 104.3. Also available on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast at

Sunday Bandstand. 2.00pm-4.00pm; Halifax local Frequency: 96.7FM; 11.00am-1.00pm (Internet only); 8.00am-10.00am Colne / Keighley / Skipton local Frequency: 106.9FM; 2.00pm-4.00pm (Thursday - Internet only). Chris Helme presents a wide and diverse choice of music from the world of brass bands. The weekly playlist can be found on his website