Book Review: British Football’s Greatest Grounds

Not only a coffee table book for groundhoppers; a must for any football fan Title: British Football’s Greatest Grounds: One Hundred Must-See Football Venues; Author: Mike Bayly; Photography: various contributors including David Bauckman, Paul Paxford, Colin McPherson, Andy Nunn, Stuart Tree, Ben Webster, Publisher: Pitch Publishing Limited (2020); Recommended Selling Price: £30.00 (hardback). At this […]

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Brass Banding Goes Pop: EM60’s 2020 Advent Calendar: 24. An American Trilogy

Sorry folks, I couldn’t find any brass band pieces related to elves… Piece: An American Trilogy; Composers: Various (arranged by Mickey Newbury); Arranger: Goff Richards. We have come to the last door of our Brass Banding Goes Pop Advent Calendar. We thought it was rude not to have an Elvis Presley classic in our virtual […]

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Brass Banding Goes Pop: EM60’s 2020 Advent Calendar: 20. The Fairytale of New York

The Pogues’ most famous (or infamous) contribution to Christmas playlists? Piece: The Fairytale of New York; Composer: Kirsty MacColl; Arranger: Jock McKenzie. In the last three decades, The Pogues’ and Kirsty MacColl’s Christmas song has topped many a personal Christmassy playlist. From mixtape to MP3 and Spotify, it is a must at Christmas parties, pub […]

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