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    NEW RAF CD preview

    Latest programme from BANDSTAND Sunday 19 Sept at 1pm, repeated Friday 24 Sept at 10pm Playlist Music, interviews and report from BELMONT BRASS SUMMER SCHOOL Including an interview with Reg Vardy’s NEW SIGNING HAYLEY O’CONNELLEY, Young trombonist of the year Report, music and interview...
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    Radio: latest playlist

    Latest news from BANDSTAND Friday 3 SEPTEMBER 2010 at 10pm A documentary on the Durham Miners’ Gala Sunday 5 Sept at 1pm, repeated Friday 10 Sept at 10pm Playlist Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Salvation Army Int. Staff Band Stanhope 1998 - Stanhope Silver Band Scarborough Fair -...
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    Big Meeting on radio - were you there?

    A chance to hear all about THE BIG MEETING - The Durham Miners’ Gala Michael and Val Fryer present a documentary about the Durham Miners’ Gala, held each year in Durham City. Hear from the organisers, the political speakers, the bands and musicians. This year approximately fifty bands...
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    Durham Miners' Gala for London?

    DURHAM MINERS’ GALA FOR LONDON IF KEN LIVINGSTONE WINS NEXT TIME Ken Livingstone gave the keynote speech at last Saturday’s Durham Miners’ Gala and was very impressed with the event. He said that if he won the next London Mayoral election he would bring the Gala procession to London and have...
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    Police plea after trumpet found

    Item from yesterday's Northern Echo Police are looking for the owner of a trumpet which they believe may have been stolen. The full-size trumpet was discovered in South Park, Darlington, close to the river on Wednesday, October 29. It is in a black case. A police spokeswoman said: " We have...
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    Brass in concert 2008

    BRASS IN CONCERT 2008 Paul and Jackie Beere, for many years organisers of the Brass in Concert competition, will join Michael and Val Fryer live on Sunday’s BANDSTAND radio programme to talk about the contest. This year’s competition takes place at the Sage, Gateshead, on Sunday, 16th...
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    BBC Radio 4 & Banding

    WHY IS BANDING SO OFTEN NEGLECTED? Next week is Youth Music Week, funded by Government grants. On 'You & Yours' on BBC Radio 4 today, people were extolling the benefits to young people of learning to play an instrument and how music can help team building. They were praising all kinds of...
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    RAF Concert tickets up for grabs

    R.A.F. CONCERT TICKETS UP FOR GRABS BANDSTAND (the brass & military band music programme) on Radio Teesdale has five pairs of tickets to give away to the lucky winners of a free competition. The tickets are for the 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert by the R.A.F. Band at the Harrogate...
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    Hardraw Brass Band Contest on Bandstand

    This week on Bandstand, the Brass and Military Band Music programme, Michael and Val Fryer will feature some of the bands taking part in the Hardraw Brass Band Contest next Sunday, 14 September 2008. Bandstand is broadcast live on Sunday at 8pm with a repeat on Tuesday at 10pm on Radio...
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    BANDSTAND - Special repeat on Thursday

    Due to technical difficulties the repeat of Sunday's Bandstand radio programme failed to be broadcast on Tuesday evening. The programme will now be repeated at 11 pm on THURSDAY, 21 August on Radio Teesdale 102.1 & 105.5 fm (South West Durham area) and online at