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Vote below the Player above for your
Favorite and Least Favorite Tracks
using the stars. 1 is awful and 5 is terrific. Some Old (to see how far we have come or how good the old bands were) And MANY of the latest CDs on the Market!

Here is how the votes
will be interpreted:

5 Stars = One of the Very Best Tracks!
4 Stars = A very good Track
3 Stars = An OK track - Middle of the Pack
2 Stars = A not so good of a Track
1 Star = Lousy Track, Please Consider Removing it!

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February Top 20 List
Published March 1, 2019
As Voted on by the

1. The Flower Duet (International Staff Band)
Euphonium Duet: Derrick Kane & Stephen Kane
2. Down By The Sally Gardens (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band)
Kirsty Abbotts, Cornet
3. Hymn to the Fallen from "Saving Private Ryan” (Kirkintilloch Band)
4. Country Roads (Las Vegas Brass Band)
5. Jenny Jones (Tredegar Town Band)
Chris Davies, Tenor Horn
6. Buglers Dream and Olympic (Froschl Hall Brass Band)
7. Aspects Of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band)
8. Let It Shine (Cory Band)
9. Memory (Burbage Band (Buxton))
10. Fire in the Blood (International Staff Band)

11. Activate (Tredegar Town Band)
12. Thoughts of Love (Black Dyke Band)
Brett Baker, Trombone
13. Liberty Fanfare (Kirkintilloch Band)
14. Procession of Nobles (Atlantic Brass Band)
15. Shine as the Light (Pikes Peak Brass Band)
16. Mars, The Bringer of War (Black Dyke Mills Band)
17. Tossing the Feathers (Flowers Band)
18. Toccata D Minor (All Star Girls of Brass)
19. People Need The Lord (Hendon Salvation Army Band)
20. Mid All The Traffic (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band)
Kirsty Abbots, Cornet

Voices of All Brass Radio

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Alan has been the voice of ALL BRASS RADIO for a long time. He has helped the station immensely and at reasonable rate since the radio station became independent and fully on the air!
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German Voice Promos provided by Heike Bachmann Voice Overs. She has also provided voice material at a very reasonable rate to All Brass Band Radio.

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Thanks also to Mica and Judy Calfee who generously donated their services to provide spots and special introductions. This gave some "American Voices" to the mix.
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Fusako Shiotani, a Japanese Voice-Over Artist, has provided at a reasonable cost promos in Japanese. We are happy to have her talents and gifts on the station.

Recently Donated CDs

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The Burbage Band (Buxton)
New CD "From Stage and Screen"

Midlands area champions (4th section) in 2011 and 2012. Promotion through the 3rd and 2nd Sections in subsequent years up to 1st Section in 2018 where we finished in 7th place. activities include recent CD recordings and appearances on BBC television, and popular concerts.

Established by local quarry owner Robert Broome and fellow industrialists in 1861, Burbage Band is one of the oldest brass bands in the world, and proudly maintains its original aims and objectives. The band has an unbroken history since 1861, a fact of which we are very proud as it indicates the long tradition of dedication the band has inspired and enjoyed. We were formed as a village band, with the patronage of the Church and Duke of Devonshire, to teach music without charge, provide a healthy and constructive pastime, develop community spirit and entertain. In the years around 1861 the people of Burbage were primarily employed in the local industries of limestone quarrying and coal excavator. There was much poor health and impoverishment in the area and the formation of the band was one of a number of moves by more enlightened people to improve life for the people of the village.

Our history suggests that the original hopes of those founders certainly seem to have been successful. The team and community spirit engendered among band members actually became so strong that during World War One, rather than disband as individuals were conscripted, all the members signed up and marched together to the Somme as a band. Once back from the war the band raised both standard and ambition. Indeed in the late 1920s the band became so successful that they were able to engage the famous cornet player Harry Mortimer as a professional conductor. The band name gets a mention in Harry Mortimer's popular autobiography “On Brass” as one of the very first bands this legendary figure ever conducted. Under his baton the band entered several contests in which they were successful and, under different conductors, the band has been contesting ever since. After the Second World War the number of local bands halved with the demise of Buxton Band and Harpur Hill Band, but Burbage continued to new strengths.

The current conductor of the band, Steve Critchlow, was appointed to the job in 1994 and has ushered in a period of great stability for the band. With a full line up of players, most of who have been products of the Burbage junior and training band, the band enjoys well attended rehearsal, and a busy line up of enjoyable engagements. The band is in demand as a popular concert performer, and is building an envied reputation among those who attend our concerts. In addition the band has enjoyed some contest success having been named Midlands Regional champions 2011 (4th section), best High Peak band many times at the Buxton Contest in May each year, and the winning of a clean sweep of prizes at the last Oxfordshire and District competition.

The band is indebted to the renowned Alan Wycherley for his advice and services as professional conductor, and to the world famous Foden Courtois band for their assistance with rehearsals.

The CD contains some of the best music from stage and screen, and some tracks not recorded all that often like "Happy" from the movie
Despicable Me 2, "On My Own" from Les Miserable, and the "Momma Mia Soundtrack."

The band has no major sponsors and provides great music thanks to the donors and activities like CD sales. The CD can be purchased

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Kirsty Abbots and the
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
"A Search for Peace"

Kirsty began playing the piano at the age of 6 in her home town of Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire and at the age of 9 started playing the cornet with Shipston Town Junior Band. By the age of 15 she had become principal cornet of the Senior Band and led them to two National Finals before moving to Huddersfield to study Music at Huddersfield University. She was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band for 3 years.

Kirsty studied under the well known cornet player and former Principal Cornet of the Black Dyke Band, Phillip McCann. Under Phillip’s tuition Kirsty achieved an LTCL Diploma in Performance, BA (Hons) in Music and a Masters Degree in Musical Performance. Whilst studying at Huddersfield Kirsty joined the Sellers College Band, which became Sellers Engineering and finally Sellers International. During 13 years with Sellers, Kirsty progressed through the ranks and became Principal Cornet in 1995 and was awarded the Best Principal Cornet at Spennymoor Entertainments Contest and gained third prize in the British Open Solo Championships in 2000.

In 2002 Kirsty made the move to Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and has won many awards since: British Open Cornet Champion 2003, Best Principal Cornet Prize at Brass in Concert in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2013, second in the British Open Solo Championships 2004, Best Instrumentalist Mineworkers Contest 2005, Best Principal Cornet Land O’Burns Contest 2005, Best Soloist Grand Shield 2006 and 2016, Best Soloist Scottish Open in 2006, Best Instrumentalist English Nationals 2009, Best Soloist Yorkshire Area 2010, Soloist Prize Brass in Concert 2011 and 2013 and Mineworkers Best Soloist 2013. Kirsty was also awarded the Best Instrumentalist whilst leading Carlton Main Frickley to victory in the Yorkshire Area Championships in 2015 and in March 2016 was awarded Best Principal Cornet at the same contest.

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, one of the most famous names in the brass band world. The band is currently one of the
highest ranked bands in the World. As well as a busy schedule of major concerts and private engagements, the band also competes at the highest level in the Worlds leading major contests alongside the very best and most prestigious bands in the world, including Cory, Black Dyke and Brighouse & Rastrick Bands to name just a few.

The CD can be purchased from Kirsty's webpage. Please contact her for overseas shipping from the UK.

headphones Feel free to drop me a note. Have suggestions? Want to talk about Brass Bands? Ideas for improving the station? Email me Dr. Jim Fox (

Mailing Address:
Dr. Jim Fox
605 West 57th Street, Lot 35
Loveland, Colorado 80538
United States of America

If you donate your band’s CD
I will play tracks from the CD on the station unless it is just awful (after about 80 donated CDs I have had only one couldn’t use) and I will put the cover image above with some notes attached. The notes you can write or I will write something after visiting your website and/or reading the CD cover information. If I get a few CDs, I will have them rotate. The cover image will have a link to your band’s website or to a CD seller’s site where listener’s can buy the CD. I love donations of CDs and try to give donors as much publicity as I can.

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