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Brass Tacks bring a little bit of the unusual to Lamlash


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 from www.arranevent­

 ??  ?? The experience­d Brass Tacks group.
The experience­d Brass Tacks group.

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