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Derek plays on…

30th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Meet Derek Horsfall – like me he is a tuba player. I had the pleasure of performing alongside him with Wotton Silver Band at the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival Gala Concert last Sunday evening.  In fact I enjoyed it so much that I decided to get together with Derek at his […]

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Festival fun, musical magic…

28th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Here’s the scene following a full day of workshops and coaching for particpants – beginners to advanced – at the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival on Sunday… Front centre is the inspirational and highly talented Alan Swain – a bass trombonist whose day job is playing with the Welsh National Opera […]

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Composer Franner Otter featured tomorrow….

25th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Franner Otter composed “A Tuba Odyssey – the journey of InnerTuba” back in 2014.  I am pleased to have been invited to perform the piece at the Gala Concert which closes the Cotswold Edge Festival of Brass tomorrow evening. Here’s a reminder of what Franner’s piece is about: Wotton Silver Band will […]

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Cotswold Coverage in Press and Media

23rd June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Thanks to the organisational efficiencies of folk from the Cotswold Edge Festival of Brass,   InnerTuba  has been on BBC Radio Gloucestershire and in the Gloucestershire Gazette this week…. This article sums it up all up nicely in Today’s Gazette…or you can read it online here…. http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/14576164.New_festival_in_Dursley_aims_to_spread_brass_gospel/ So looking forward to performing Franner […]

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Pushing pedals across the world….

19th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Some readers will know that this week passing has been Bike Week here in the UK. An annual nationally co-ordinated series of activities and events, aimed at encouraging folk to get out on their bikes and trikes. Here’s a fella who needs no encouragement – he’s entirely self driven….  Meet Dominic Luther […]

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The Bucolic English Idyll…

17th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Hedgerows, quaint country cottages, cricket greens, the gentle pace of England’s midlands villages – in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and now Gloucestershire has mostly been my pedalling ground these last 200 miles or so since leaving Manchester…..  … but it has rained a lot – I mean buckets – and much of that English bucolic idyll […]

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Breaking Brass Festival News

14th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

I am delighted to announce that InnerTuba will be participating in the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival on 26th June.  Visit www.cotswoldbrassfest.org.uk ……. … For full details. I’m pedalling toward SouthWest England tomorrow to meet these enthusiastic brass musicians – More reports to follow !

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TubaTreats follow Tough TubaTrikin…

10th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

For sure travelling through heavily trafficked built up areas is not always recreational – the map of North West England, between Liverpool and Manchester shows a labyrinth of intertwined motorways  – so yesterday’s riding was largely head down to get to my hosts Mike and Carin Johnson. Here’s me with Mike, (after […]

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New wheels complete – onward South

8th June 2016 InnerTuba 0

The wait for bespoke spokes was worth it, here in Lancaster.   Apologies to the general reader, but to have these lovely ICE SP20 Rims shod with readily available 20 inch Big Apple tyres aboard the TubaTrailer – laced into the now proven Sturmey Drum Brake Hubs….… is just great !  Please […]

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New country – new TubaTrailer wheels….

1st June 2016 InnerTuba 0

Yes it was always the plan to build new sized wheels for the trailer on arrival in Lancaster and Morecambe district… North West England.  It’s at about the halfway point of my journey, between the top and bottom of mainland Britain. This post is a bit “techy”  –  so get used […]