Brass Tacks bring a lit­tle bit of the un­usual to Lam­lash

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Brass Tacks, a lively, highly ex­pe­ri­enced group of pro­fes­sional brass play­ers, is to per­form in the com­mu­nity theatre at Ar­ran High School on Saturday Oc­to­ber 15 at 7.30pm. Its music spans the ages and is aimed at a wide au­di­ence, young and old, clas­si­cal and mod­ern pop­u­lar. The group’s Ar­ran pro­gramme con­tains, for in­stance, a dance tune from Tu­dor times, a piece by Corelli and on through Beethoven, De­bussy and Paul Dukas of Sore­cerer’s Ap­pren­tice fame to Ge­orge Gersh­win and New Or­leans jazz. There will even be an ar­range­ment of ‘Loch Lomond’.

Play­ing will be Fin­lay Hether­ing­ton, leader, with John Samp­son on trum­pets, Fiona Lund on trom­bone, Robert Newt on French horn and Robert Fraser on tuba.

They are all based in Scot­land’s cen­tral belt and are used to vary­ing au­di­ences and venues hav­ing played, for ex­am­ple, at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe, the Fife Sports Awards and at Glas­gow Cen­tral Sta­tion.

The Ar­ran con­cert aims to ‘en­thuse, ex­cite and en­ter­tain’ what is hoped will be a large au­di­ence with music old and new, fa­mil­iar and ‘a lit­tle un­usual’, as the group likes to ‘re­lease new life and theatre into music which has ei­ther been for­got­ten, played in dif­fer­ent con­texts or never had a chance to have a life in the first place’. It should be a great evening.

Tickets are avail­able on the door on the night, in ad­vance from In­spi­ra­tions of Ar­ran in Brod­ick or on­line from­ran­

The ex­pe­ri­enced Brass Tacks group.

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