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Whitburn and Fairey's Band Unite

Young brass and percussion players from across Scotland will have the exciting opportunity to perform with two of the UK’s leading brass bands later this month.

Nine-time National Champion The Fairey Band, conducted by Garry Cutt, and Scottish Open champion Whitburn Band, conducted by Bryan Allen, are performing in a concert at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh’s Palmerston Place on Saturday, 30 November from 3pm.

Before the concert, Garry and principal players of The Fairey Band will host a workshop at Whitburn Band Hall from 10am.

At the workshop - which is supported by the Scottish Brass Band Association and Creative Scotland - the participants will prepare a number of pieces throughout the morning, including work within sectionals and full band rehearsals with Garry.

They will then perform some of the works alongside Fairey and Whitburn in massed band items at the end of the concert in Edinburgh.

Whitburn Band Chairman Charlie Farren said: “Everyone at Whitburn is looking forward to welcoming The Fairey Band to Scotland for what is sure to be a fantastic concert, and it will be great to work with Garry once more after our successful partnership at the recent National Championships.

“This is a great opportunity for young players from across Scotland to learn from some of the best talent in UK banding, and to perform on stage with two of the best bands in the country.”

If you would like to attend the workshop, please contact Euan Meikle or Fiona McLean - or

Tickets for the concert, available at the door, are priced at £12 and £8 concession.

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