Iwan Fox

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Kerwintootle, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    Hello everyone,

    Well, Iwan Fox wants to go quietly does he? Well, it's just not right for a top class soprano player to bow out like that is it? The news of signings at Tredegar and the nonchalant comment that 'Iwan Fox has retired from playing' is slipped in.
    (see http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=140 for full story).
    I would like to pay tribute to Iwan, he is a superb player and an inspirational brass bander. Committed, loyal and with the talent that has seen him guest with the very best bands such as, YBS and Black Dyke as well as delivering excellent performances with Tredegar. He is surely a sad loss to bands as a player. We'll still see him at the contests with his dictaphone and camera ready but it is a shame we won't hear him again.

    He is probably the most modest player I have ever met and with him running 4barsrest he can't get the recognition he deserves because you can't go writing about how wonderful you are or how well you played in a contest, people would question that.

    So, I hope you all will join me in wishing Iwan Fox well in the future and to acknowledge that we have just lost a very fine player.

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2005
  2. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    Well said Alex !

    All the best to Iwan in the future...... I'll bet his Sop doesn't stay in it's case for too long though..... :)

  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Yes.... hear hear :) (here here....)

  4. brass journo

    brass journo Member

    well said Mrs. K!! However, I have heard from a little birdie that those of us lucky enought to be in Wellington, NZ, in March will hear Mr. Fox play St. Magnus!!
    I look forwrad to this and, of course, hearing your fine self? hwo's the injury coming along?

    not long to go now!!

    Mrs. C!!!
  5. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    It'll be good to see familiar faces in March and to hear Iwan play again.

    Shoulder still hurts but I have got an appointment with a specialist tomorrow.

    See ya soon Tabbs
  6. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member

    So sorry to see Iwan never grace the stages in Wales again. He deserves a rest though. Playing those high notes for the last 50 yrs must take its toll.
  7. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    I have heard Iwan a few times at contests and have always put him up there with the best around:)