Program 11: Besses o' th' Barn Band Revisited


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By, Edward Finch gets out, and About with a roving mic. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This really make you feel like Christmas has arrived. Lucy describes the incredible success of Besses o’ th’ Barn Band just after the war. We begin with a musical introduction by the modern day Besses o’ th’ Barn Band recorded at the Longfield Suite in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. Looking at some old photos we find out what type of musical instruments are used in a brass band (no strings attached). We find out just how ‘inconvenient’ it was to have an unreliable tour bus! The interview ends with yet more sound from the Besses o’ th’ Barn Band with a rendition of The Christmas Song (you might know it as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire").

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