Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from East of the M60

Seasons Greetings to all our readers, old and new East of the M60 and the creator of this long-running blog, Stuart Vallantine, would like to wish all its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our thanks go to everyone who has followed this blog, shared our posts, commented on our posts, and…

Another Brass Band Advent Calendar: 24. Starburst

A fantastic original piece by Dan Price Piece: Starburst; Composer and Arranger: Dan Price. In the last three decades, we have seen how our favourite brands have changed names to suit a wider marketplace. Jif is now Cif; Marathon is Snickers; Bounty is Plenty; and Sure is still Sure (at one time, this was nearly…