The Adventures of a Triking Tubadour

Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell!

Believe it or not it is Canadian singer, songwriter, and artist Joni Mitchell’s 71st birthday today, Congratulations, Joni, from all at TubaTowers! Regular visitors to these pages will know that InnerTuba is keen to promote the creation and performance of new music for tuba, both as a soloist and with various ensembles. Joni Mitchell is the composer of ‘A Case of You’, a song that is very dear to InnerTuba’s heart. I am.. Read More

Last Night of The Proms

Very much enjoyed playing with Ulverston Town Band at their ‘Last Night of The Proms’ concert, here in Cumbria NW England, on last Thursday evening.   Thank you for including “A Case of You”, for only its second public performance, in the programme. Nice work, I reckon, Ulverston Town Band!     Also, what about this image for a use as a poster? It’s intended for display at InnerTuba events and appearances, so some.. Read More

A Case of You

Regular visitors will know that InnerTuba is keen to promote the creation and performance of new music for tuba both as a soloist and with various ensembles. Last Saturday saw the first performance of John Iveson’s arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s song “A Case of You” for solo tuba and brass band. John, conducted, I played the solo part, Flookburgh Band accompanied me, a healthy and receptive audience listened to it, and Tim Churchill.. Read More

. . . and breathe!

Any thoughts of putting my pedal pushing feet up and relaxing at TubaTowers, basking in the warm glow of a successful Island of Culture Tour, were swiftly dispensed with upon my return from the Isle of Man! A mountain of mail had accrued behind the portcullis during my three-week offshore absence, but it was swiftly catalogued and sorted. A trailer towing cycle touring tuba player can deal efficiently with most ‘bogof’ pizza offers! Fortified by.. Read More

Cumbrian Concert

A varied and very exciting programme of Brass and Organ music will be performed this coming Saturday, 27th September, at Cartmel Priory, an absolute gem of a place in Cumbria, NW England. This concert will include the first public performance of John Iveson’s superb arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You”, dedicated to InnerTuba, and featuring soloist Jon Hodkin  (that’s me, folks!), with accompaniment from the award winning Flookburgh Brass Band. John Iveson will be.. Read More