The Adventures of a Triking Tubadour

Engineering a future – with Brass !

Life never stands still for the average TubaTriker, it seems…. Thanks to for having me along to parade and perform with them in Constantine’s prestigious “Brass on the Grass” event tomorrow.  The massed bands finale will give me the opportunity to meet and play alongside Cornish musicians who showcase the best in the region’s brass band skill. Look out for the TubaTrike and TubaTrailer which will be exhibited there (by the tea and pasties stall,.. Read More

Land’s End and Lizard Point…

Another dank murky rainy day greeted me at the SouthWestern tip of Britain – the Land’s End signpost…. ….. followed by slightly better weather at the Southernmost point of mainland Britain, Lizard Point, some 24 hours later…. The day was rounded off nicely with a visit to the lovely, close by village of St keverne…. to play with and be hosted by the southernmost brass band in mainland Britain St Keverne Silver Band – more about.. Read More

From Pentland to Pendeen….

This is InnerTuba with friends from Pentland Silver Band, the Northernmost brass band on the UK mainland, and nearest to John o Groats, in Caithness, Scotland…. , and this is InnerTuba pictured with Pendeen Silver Band, the brass band nearest to Land’s End – the SouthWestern most point of mainland Britain, in Cornwall, England… InnerTuba has just pedal pushed the thousand (or so) miles between the two, playing with Brass and Wind bands all along.. Read More

Derek plays on…

Meet Derek Horsfall – like me he is a tuba player. I had the pleasure of performing alongside him with Wotton Silver Band at the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival Gala Concert last Sunday evening.  In fact I enjoyed it so much that I decided to get together with Derek at his home the following day…. Now Derek began playing with Elland Silver Band at the age of 9 – in 1950.  He has been.. Read More

Festival fun, musical magic…

Here’s the scene following a full day of workshops and coaching for particpants – beginners to advanced – at the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival on Sunday… Front centre is the inspirational and highly talented Alan Swain – a bass trombonist whose day job is playing with the Welsh National Opera Company. Here he is having just taught us all a rousing finale chorus…. Herewith thanks from InnerTuba to Alan for his sound advice and encouragement.. Read More