Celebrating the past, looking to the future - Special commemorative issue

Issue 5967

Standing upon giants' shoulders - paying tribute to the lineage of BB Editors

BB looks forward to British Open and Lower Section finals

The brass band repertoire - use it or lose it?

 

 

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.