Brass Bands in Ireland. Credits Contact. Building a History of Banding in Ireland. The initial part of the research has been focussed on understanding the scope and scale of the movement in Ireland during this time, documenting the history of bands in Ireland, gathering photographs, stories, video and audio recordings, and documenting the stories of living musicians who are part of the banding movement in Ireland.
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To browse Academia. Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. Brass Bands of Ireland - a historical directory. Gavin Holman. This directory is an attempt to collect together information about such bands and make it available to all. Over 1, bands are recorded here 93 currently active , with some additional cross references for alternative or previous names.
Think of it, how many songs do you know that have some sort of brass riff, or catchy brass line or solo? Even if his music is highly produced and synthesised, he still utilises a brass section to bring another level of colour and texture to his performance. Brass solos should be left to brass players, period! Or if you want to start a conga line, can you bring the keyboard out onto the dancefloor for a shuffle? Not really!! But you certainly can with a member of the brass section! Have you ever heard a sax or trumpet solo that made your head turn or take note?
The British-style brass band has long been a popular art form in Australasia, having spread from Britain in the early part of the last century, but there has also been a rapid growth of interest in Europe, particularly the Benelux and Nordic countries, Switzerland, and increasingly in North America. Many of these countries have also caught the British contesting bug and there are now a large number of national championships and entertainment-style contests. This is a map showing the spread of British-style bands across the world, contesting or otherwise. The deeper the colour, the greater the number of bands per head of population. Clicking on a particular country or region, in the case of England generates a list of bands that currently exist in this area. Click on the individual band name to reveal that band's contest record as currently stored in the Brassstats database.