159 2.00pm Sun 23 Aug 2015
Brass Bands play along the Water of Leith
Gavin is getting on his bike and ,weather permitting, going to follow the Water of Leith from Balerno to Leith . Why? not just because its a great journey peppered with social and historical significance but..... "Fanfare is a city-wide event that harnesses the enormous forces of Scotlandâ€™s community of brass bands by working with the Scottish Brass Band Association to present a day of free performances for everyone to enjoy, inspired by the performances of En avant, marche! Throughout the day, audiences across the city will be able to share the joy and passion of the live brass band. Everyone will be listening to the same pieces of music at the same time in at least 12 different locations around the city. The first brass bands, many of which still exist today, were formed in Scotland in the early 1800s and are among the earliest forms of music ensemble in the country. Hundreds of bands grew up in both urban and rural areas as working people seized the opportunity to share their creativity and talent. The brass band was, and still is, an art form that is from, of, and for local communities. Fanfare aims to capture this spirit of community by inviting everyone in the city to experience the joy of brass band music together." Coverage will be broken is to Segments as I make progress down the river at the different event locations. Make it along if you can.
Water of Lieth
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