Fodens Band – 20 Glorious Years in Armagh

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 9 January 2020

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Foden's will travel to Armagh for the 20th year from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February 2020 for their annual gala concert, young soloists and service of celebration weekend hosted by Armagh Old Boys Silver Band.

Foden's first made the journey to Armagh in February 2001 establishing great brass banding friendships across the Island of Ireland, which strengthen from year to year through the Annual February Gala Concert weekends and Armagh Brass Band Summer School week in August. As part of the 20th year celebrations Foden's have recorded a CD of Marches and Hymns in Armagh which have been performed during concerts over the years. This CD can be purchased from Ivor Stevenson with all donations going towards the Annual Brass Band Summer School.

The weekends celebrations include:

Sat 1st February 2020 - Young Soloists Rehearsals & Performance in Armagh Old Boys Band Hall – Little Barrack Street (10:30 – 15:00 inclusive of lunch reception)

Every year we see outstanding developments and talent in the youth performances which take place during the day on the Saturday. It is a great opportunity for young individuals to practice and perform a solo accompanied by Foden's with individual feedback provided by their Principal players. The number of young folk and young at heart participating every year grows, which is encouraging to see.

** Contact: Ivor Stevenson to confirm your place NB all soloists must bring accompanying band parts. ivorbob@hotmail.com or 07734303005

Gala Evening Concert in First Presbyterian Church Armagh at 19:45

To round the evening off Foden' will perform a concert in the First Presbyterian Church Armagh. Tickets from Ivor Stevenson ivorbob@hotmail.com or 07734303005

Sunday 2nd of February Service of Celebration in First Presbyterian Church Armagh at 11:30

Foden's will lead in a musical service of celebration at morning worship in First Presbyterian Church Armagh. Contact: Ivor Stevenson ivorbob@hotmail.com or 07734303005

These events are sponsored by Armagh Old Boys Band

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