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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    Thirteen Ball. You are quite right. I made a mistake. It was a post adjacent to yours so I have NO difficulty in offering you a FULL and UNRESERVED apology! I remember when I first came onto this forum. I was very passionate about Brass Bands but as the years have passed, I've become very...
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    Which part of that isn't true?
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    I think I made my point. It's an A R E A competition as in YORKSHIRE Area (?) Not a West Yorkshire Area competition. I think the proposal is worth considering because it's a good one. What are your reasons for NOT wanting to consider it Thirteen Ball??? Could it possibly be related to one of...
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    Opening a huge can of worms! I have lived in Yorkshire now for the past 16 years and I love all regions of this county. However (and I know this will annoy a lot of people), I find that the attitudes of many people from West Yorkshire can be unbearably smug! The idea that a competition has to...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    I'm not sure whether it's a Midland accent or maybe... a North Eastern one?? Read back through his previous posts last night and PMSL :-D Great post on here!
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    Ha ha!!!! That's because he is a ****!!! He should stick to bass guitar and he's pretty **** at that too :-D
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    I have no doubt about that whatsoever.
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    I agree. It was very funny. Sadly though, it may kill off the only really interesting debate in some time :-)
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    Of course you will. Most of the criticism seems to be from "Location West Yorkshire"
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    You're quite right... Halifax is closer but not to the degree you suggest. Actually, if you want to be pedantic about it, the difference between Halifax Civic theatre and St George's hall from Sandbeds is 704 yards and 60 seconds of extra travelling time. So, a huge difference! I apologise for...
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    Transfer the yorkshire area

    It's not MY proposition Thirteen Ball. Yes, I happen to agree with it but it's not a question of location.. I live in Leeds! I'm not accusing posters of being derisory about the proposition either. That IMHO is the sort of comment I considered to be derisory made not against the proposal...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    I'd agree the BBb's you talk about are different and closer to the sound of the CC. I remember that when I joined Desford in 1984 (on BBb), Howard Snell had the BB's on rotary valve Miraphones. I loved it but alas, the traditionalists didn't. Soon replaced by Sovereigns. Interesting that...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    I'm interested Aidan in the public perception of brass bands in Norway. I assume that the "Northern" connotation is not there, so how do they see you? I know you always get amazing receptions and Norwegian bands really have pushed the frontiers of original entertainment and I have a feeling...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    Where Grimethorpe are concerned, the dichotomy isn't an issue. We are unashamedly traditional if that's what our audience require us to be (and in the main, it is.) I'm sorry that people think we promote a stereotype. It's hard sometimes to accept the derisory comments from 4BR and on more than...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    That's my point in a sense. You can play more modern music but it still sounds like a brass band. If it sounds like a brass band then there's a very good chance that the general public will associate it with its traditional image. Perhaps in the same way that cornetts and sackbutts sound like a...
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