Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:03

Gosforth's Fete

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What a weekend that was! Three nights performing with the Freelance Players at the Erin Arts Centre and from the reaction of the audiences I think it’s safe to say that ‘’Gosforth’s Fete’’ was a huge success. 

The play, which is about a village fete where everything goes wrong, including the band turning up late,Maybe this is why the band were late! was performed magnificently by the young cast, with the band marching on at the end and then playing a 45 minute concert. Commenting on the bands' performance, Ian Astill said "I think the band played pretty well at all the concerts, but I was very impressed with the playing on the Saturday night".


The concerts included music we've played throughout the summer, including a different march each night, as well as Shepherds Song, Love Changes Everything, A Gaelic Blessing, and particular favourites with the audience Those Magnificent Men, Pirates of the Carribean and An American Trilogy. There were also solo's from Arthur Christian on the flugel (Concerto de Aranjuez) and Pat Collins on the euphonium (Grandfathers Clock), and a duet, Roses of Picardy played by Lois Watterson and Pat Collins.


Vera Moon, organisor of the event, thanked the band for coming along and making it "a memorable occassion" and hoped that "we'd be able to collaborate again in the future".


Maybe you'll see us 'treading the boards' again in the future.


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