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Midlothian brass workshop a success

Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Around 50 brass and percussion players from four Midlothian bands – Penicuik, St David’s, Newtongrange and MacTaggart’s Loanhead – gathered at Loanhead Miners Club recently to take part in a workshop under the baton of Stuart Black.

At the end of the day, a short informal concert was given to a large, appreciative audience which included music from the pen of, among others, Mike Denny, Cameron Mabon and Midlothian’s Iain Mundy and Alan Fernie.

Also making its performing debut was Class Brass, a beginners’ band funded by the Youth Music Initiative scheme.

A spokesman said: “It was great to get all these musicians, aged from six to 80, playing as a team and enjoying the learning experience. There is a great heritage of brass bands in our county and it’s hoped that this inspiring day will encourage us all to maintain and develop that.”

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