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'Eire Time' receives rave review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 November 2020

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Gary Curtin's latest CD release 'Eire Time' has received a rave review from 4barsrest

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Foden's perform virtually with Matt Ford

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 6 November 2020

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Foden's are pleased to release our newest distance performance, this time something slightly different and with the help of our good friend and internationally celebrated singer Matthew Ford. 

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Foden's announce details of their Solo Contest stream on Friday 30th October

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 October 2020

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Final preparations are now being made ahead of the Foden's Solo and Ensemble Final to be streamed on Friday.

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Foden's announce finalist for their Solo Contest stream to be held on the 30th October

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 October 2020

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In 2010 Foden's launched their inaugural 'Solo and Quartet Contest' which has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the UK. Sadly, due to Covid, its 10th Anniversary event was moved online. Over the past month, 70 entries have been uploaded to the bands facebook page from...

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Foden's launch their fourth monthly podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 October 2020

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In October’s podcast, host John Barber catches up with former Foden’s composer in residence Andy Scott, we hear the second part of Mike Lovatt’s fascinating interview which began in last month’s episode and, of course, we meet another mystery band member.

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Foden's thank Anna Hughes-Williams

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2020

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Anna Hughes-Williams has announced that she has made the difficult decision to leave Foden's and full-time playing. Speaking about her decision Anna commented 'Following a lot of thought during lock down, I have made the difficult decision to finish full time banding.

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Virtual Workshop Day for Youth & Junior Bands

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 September 2020

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Foden’s Youth Band and Foden’s Junior Band are set to open their new season with a Virtual Workshop Day on 27th September.

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Foden's launch their third monthly podcast

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 September 2020

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In our 3rd edition John Barber chats with world renowned trumpeter Mike Lovatt, super patrons Val & Alan Bourne as well as this month’s mystery bandsperson.

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Armagh Old Boys virtual summer school is a success

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 August 2020

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Since 2000, the week-long Armagh Old Boys Summer School has been held yearly attracting over 100 delegates of mixed age and ability with tuition provided by members of Foden's. Sadly, this year's 20th anniversary course was cancelled due to Covid. Despite this set back it was decided that the course would...

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Foden's to represent England at the 2022 European Brass Band Championships

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 August 2020

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In 2018 Foden's became the National Champions of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Part of this prize was an invitation to represent England at the European Brass Band Championships to be held in Palanga, Lithuanian in May 2020.

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Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson