Coalburn Brass Band Family to Host a Brass and Percussion Workshop
The Coalburn Brass Band family has once again teamed up with South Lanarkshire Council Instrumental Services and are delighted to announce a fun filled afternoon of workshops with tuba artist Harry Cunningham and percussionist Paul Judge.
The event is free to all and will take place on Sunday 27 January at Woodpark Primary School in Lesmahagow.
Harry’s musical career started at the age of seven when he began tuba lessons at his local brass band, Morecambe Band. He went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music and has had experience playing with some of the UK’s leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle Orchestra. Shortly after starting at the RNCM, Harry was invited to join the famous Black Dyke Band, where was the principal tuba up until the beginning of this year. During his time with Black Dyke Harry has taken part in two tours of Japan, and performed in concerts in Austria, Switzerland and across the UK.
Paul studied percussion at Leeds College of Music and St Andrews University. His diverse musical education has led him to develop interests in jazz improvisation and Latin American percussion. During his time at university Paul was invited to play with the Black Dyke Band sharing in their success at several contests both within the UK and Europe, and has played on a number of their CD recordings. Paul currently works as a percussion instructor with Angus Council, as well as performing as a percussionist and drummer within his local area, and composing and arranging music for percussion ensembles. Paul has also one of the percussion instructors with National Youth Brass Band of Scotland since 2007.
A band spokesperson commented, "We are very excited to be hosting another afternoon of workshops in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council’s Instrumental Services. We look forward to working with Harry Cunningham and Paul Judge, it is set to be a fun and educational day for all.''
The event is open to anyone with an interest in brass or percussion regardless of experience. New beginners are also welcome. Organisers ask that everyone arrives from midday for registration and extend an open invitation to family and friends to join for a short concert at 3.00pm for a concert featuring all participants and a performance from Harry.