Taking ‘doux’ around the world

Issue 5961

BB meets cornet virtuoso Harmen Vanhoorne

2017 - the year banding was turned on its head

John Henry Iles - the man who created a dynasty

Tim Mutum to appear on BBC radio documentary

Sunday 10 December, 2017

BB’s resident recordings expert and historian Tim Mutum is to appear in a BBC radio documentary on brass bands, How Brass Conquered the World, on the BBC World Service on Saturday 30 December at 14.06 and Sunday 31 December at 20.06 GMT. The programme will also be available of the BBC Radio iPlayer. Speaking to BB about the project, Tim Mutum commented: “In early November I spent an hour in a studio in Ipswich being interviewed by the production company, Made in Manchester TV, for this programme, which will also feature Brassed Off star Stephen Tompkinson among others.”

As part of the programme, Stalybridge Old Band (formed in 1809), will give a rendition of the World War I march It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, plus there will also be music from Grimethorpe Colliery Band. How Brass Conquered the World will also look at how brass band music has seeped into wider musical tastes.