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Banbury Bill – details of how to record and backing track now available

We are now ready to go ahead with the plan  to make a video of a rousing BVB tune, that looks like we’re all playing together at the same time, albeit from separate locations. Banbury Bill is the chosen tune. … Continue reading

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Sidmouth Folk Festival Big Band Online

Hi  Everyone, I thought you might possibly like to join in with this year’s Sidmouth Folk Festival Big Band run by Nick and Mary Barber.It will be on zoom and is free! I go most years and it’s such fun, … Continue reading

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Rehearsal Sunday 26 July cancelled

Rehearsal Sunday 26th July proposed outdoor practice – cancelled  Long Ashton have not been in touch about our planned rehearsal on Sunday 26th  Steerers   will continue to communicate with them in the hope that there will be   good … Continue reading

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Small group rehearsals – we’ll have to wait a bit longer

Dear Brigstowe players, No sooner do you make a plan than it has to change .  You may have seen an item on Points West yesterday about  instrumental groups rehearsing  . The phrase used in the government directive is : … Continue reading

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Provisional plans for the next couple of months – rehearsals and group recording

See message from Liz below about plans for the next couple of months: Sunday July 12th 2-4 Zoom rehearsal  led by Laurel including final discussion of the audio and video recording of Banbury Bill Sunday July 26th 2-4pm : proposed … Continue reading

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Next virtual BVB rehearsal Sunday 28 June

The next virtual BVB zoom rehearsal will be on Sunday 28 June. Look forward to seeing you all there. You may like to take a look at this wonderful lockdown recording of Somewhere Over the Rainbow by the Blackpool Symphony … Continue reading

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Laurel’s Travelling with Thomas project – shows this week

Dear Brigstowe Village Band, Here are the details of my Travelling with Thomas folk musical project. The shows this week are the culmination of 6 months songwriting and a virtual R&D that myself and the project artists (3 dancers, 3 musicians) did … Continue reading

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Next virtual BVB rehearsal Sunday 14 June

The next virtual zoom BVB rehearsal will be 2pm on Sunday 14 June. Look forward to seeing you all. Please see message below from Liz about the format of the rehearsal: Dear Brigstowe members With members approval, steerers propose a differently … Continue reading

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Next Virtual BVB rehearsal Sunday 31 May

The next BVB virtual zoom rehearsal will be on Sunday 31 May. Hopefully the technology will be kinder to us than last time. Laurel has put the list of tunes to be played here. Look out for an email with … Continue reading

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More virtual rehearsals planned – dates for your diary

Thank you to everyone who has supported our virtual zoom rehearsals. They have been very successful and a really enjoyable couple of hours in these strange times. Thank you very much to the 25 people who have already paid their … Continue reading

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