Hi everyone Last Sunday I was listening to Aled Jones Good Morning Sunday as always on BBC Radio 2 . Aled said he had been up in North Yorkshire , selling homes all week whilst filming for the TV series Escape To The Country He told listeners that a week last Thursday he had played with the Harrogate Brass Band ! Quoting Aled " I tried my hardest to get a note out of a tuber, could I do it , no chance, I looked like a right lemon, some things never change” "If the good people of the Harrogate Brass Band remember to send me their CD this week, I’m not putting much money on it, but if they do I’ll definitely play it next week" So are the Band up for Aled's challenge? I contacted the Events & Concert manager by email who told me a copy of their CD ‘Made In Harrogate’ has been sent to Aled. So the answer is YES It will be very interesting to hear if it they do make tomorrow's show. My background in all this As a long-time fan of the Good Morning Sunday Show I wrote into this show after Easter disappointed by the direction of the music format. They were beginning to sound like every other programme on the network and I wanted my Sunday’s to remain different and special by way of the music played. I’m not very religious , I have more reflective spiritual belief but as a Religious Ethics show I wanted it to at least feel like the music should bring comfort to listeners especially to someone like me who lives alone. I’m not huge lover of brass; I have a very eclectic taste music wise but for me the sound of a Brass Band bring homely, spiritual, comforting qualities with a very British sound. :wink: I therefore suggested to the shows producer introduce a “Brassed Off Feature” on this basis. With the new Spring schedule the programme gained an extra hour 6 – 9am. ** This allowed for some open slots and she really liked the included it between 6 – 7am. Usually it comes on at 6:15 - 6:25 ** Each week Aled Jones asked for Bands / Groups to submit music to the show for consideration and was welcoming feedback. In June due to poor response he made another plea as the feature was in danger of being dropped. I tried my best on Radio 2 message boards to whip up some interest. Thankfully listeners responded saying they want it to continue. Note : Yes it is very early for a Sunday morning but the programme is available on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days SEE typical Playlist - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ssp2n Maybe now I have posted on this forum many more bands/ groups will be aware of the chance to have their music played on National radio. My hope is that “Brassed Off” will remain a constant on Good Morning Sunday :arrow: It needs listeners, fans, bands etc to keep giving the show feedback. Dedications and requests would also help tremendously. Looking forward to hearing brass bands keep Cheryl Cole etc off the Radio 2 playlist if only for 5 MINS!!! Use the Contact Page or or email - firstname.lastname@example.org So far since 11 April the show has played: Grimethorpe Colliery Band — Colonel Bogey, Feather Theme Dinnington Colliery Band - ‘Born Free’, ’Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind’, ‘Danny Boy’, The Salvation Army - ‘Nimrod’ Black Dyke Mills Band - ‘Londonderry Air’, ‘That’ll Do’, 30 May 2010 Black Dyke Mills Band -Cornet Corillon 6 June 2010 Cory Band -– Abide With Me 13 June 2010 Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Feather Theme 20 June 2010 Tredegar Town Band – ‘March from The Great Escape’ 27 June 2010 Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery Band - You Needed Me 4 July 2010 Hepworth Band - Get Happy 11 July 2010 Pendennis Brass - A Gaelic Blessing 18 July 2010 Hendon Brass Band - On Duty 24 July 2010 Bodmin Town Band - Somewhere Out There 1 August 2010 Betteshanger Colliery Band - March Pennine Way Please spread the word about the show. Send your CD’s to Hilary Robinson, Producer, BBC Religion and Ethics. The show contact details and mailing address are on the website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/aled-jones-with-good-morning-sunday/contact/ :arrow: Are you a member of any of the above Bands ? If so were you aware you were heard on BBC Radio 2 ? Grateful thanks to the enjoyment all these plays have brought me in keeping Sundays Special !