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Review of Foden’s Band visit to Armagh – 3rd February 2018

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 February 2018

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For the 18th consecutive year Foden’s Band visited the city of Armagh in Northern Ireland. The long established ‘special relationship’ between the Sandbach based ensemble, Armagh Old Boys Silver Band and Ivor Stevenson MBE has meant that Foden’s have travelled to perform to audiences and work with young musicians in Armagh...

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Foden's RNCM concert review

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 31 January 2018

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Thank you to 4barsrest for their review of our recent appearance as part of the prestigious Brass Band Festival

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Foden's and Matt Ford concert review

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 3 January 2018

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Thank you to 4barsrest for attending and reviewing our recent concert at Clonter Opera with Matt Ford

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Concert review Foden's at Keele University 1st November

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 November 2017

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Foden's at Keele University 1st November

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Concert review Foden's and Brighouse 28th October

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 November 2017

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Concert review, Foden's and Brighouse 28th October, Huddersfield Town Hall.

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Armagh Old Boys Summer School Review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 31 August 2017

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Review of the Armagh Old Boys Brass Band Summer School 2017

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Foden's in the Isle of Man

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 July 2017

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On Friday 14th July Darren Lea, Luke Pallister, Ryan O'Grady, Shaun Farrington, Gary Curtin and Jonny Bates travelled to the Isle of Man to lead a workshop with members of Manx Concert Brass and their Youth Band.

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Foden’s, Foden’s Youth and Foden’s Junior Bands – Parr Hall, Warrington, Sunday 11th June

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 July 2017

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For the second year in succession, the burgeoning, combined forces of the Foden’s Band organisation performed a matinee springtime concert in the beautiful acoustic of Warrington’s grand Parr Hall to a large audience.

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Foden’s Band – Musical Director: Michael Fowles – Aalborg Musikkonkurrence – 21/5/17

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 June 2017

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The musicians of Foden’s Band played a significant part at this year’s Aalborg Musikkonkurrence, Denmark’s leading entertainment competition: on the Saturday, John Barber, Mark Bousie, Michael Fowles and Mark Wilkinson all served as adjudicators for the event’s four sections and, on the same evening, the band played a very well...

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'Of Gods and Kings' CD review Nigel Clarke

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 February 2017

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For me, a good disc has to fulfil certain criteria. The music has to interest me; the programme notes have to offer insight into the compositions, so that I learn something new, and there has to be a strong vision behind the purpose of the disc.

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For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell