Sunday Bandstand 18 August 2019

Sunday Bandstand 18 August 2019

Kirsty A bbotts began playing the piano at the age of 6 in her home town of Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire and at the age of 9 started playing the cornet with Shipston Town Junior Band.  By the age of 15 she had become principal cornet of the Senior Band and led them to two National Finals before moving to Huddersfield to study Music at Huddersfield University.  She was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band for 3 years.

Kirsty studied under the well known cornet player and former Principal Cornet of the Black Dyke Band, Phillip McCann.  Under Phillip’s tuition Kirsty achieved an LTCL Diploma in Performance, BA (Hons) in Music and a Masters Degree in Musical Performance.  Whilst studying at Huddersfield Kirsty joined the Sellers College Band, which became Sellers Engineering and finally Sellers International.  During 13 years with Sellers, Kirsty progressed through the ranks and became Principal Cornet in 1995 and was awarded the Best Principal Cornet at Spennymoor Entertainments Contest and gained third prize in the British Open Solo Championships in 2000.

In 2002 Kirsty made the move to Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and has won many awards since: British Open Cornet Champion 2003, Best Principal Cornet Prize at Brass in Concert in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2013, second in the British Open Solo Championships 2004, Best Instrumentalist Mineworkers Contest 2005, Best Principal Cornet Land O’Burns Contest 2005, Best Soloist Grand Shield 2006 and 2016, Best Soloist Scottish Open in 2006, Best Instrumentalist English Nationals 2009, Best Soloist Yorkshire Area 2010, Soloist Prize Brass in Concert 2011 and 2013 and Mineworkers Best Soloist 2013.  Kirsty was also awarded the Best Instrumentalist whilst leading Carlton Main Frickley to victory in the Yorkshire Area Championships in 2015 and in March 2016 was awarded Best Principal Cornet at the same contest.

Most recently Kirsty was awarded the Harry Mortimer Best Principal Cornet Award at the 2017 and 2018 Brass in Concert Championships.

In 2006 Kirsty also recorded her first solo CD’s ‘Soliloquoy’ and ten years later recorded ‘A Search for Peace’.  Kirsty is also very proud to be a Yamaha Artist.  On this show we are featuring Soliloquoy the title track from the CD.

Playlist 18 August 2019 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
The Victor - Kenneth Downie  Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2014  'Chronicles' - CD -  2014 
Winds of Change - Brenton Broadstock Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2004  'Kings of Europe Vol.2' - CD - sp&s DOY CD174 - 2004
Aladdin's Theme (A Whole New World) - Alan Menken Soli Deo Gloria Band (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 1994  'Soli Gold' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 3.017-3 - 1994
He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother - The Hollies arr: Brian Crookes  Tenor Horn Soloist William Rushworth with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990  'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records  KRCDE1007 - 1990
Funiculi Funicula Rhapsody - Luigi Denza and Yo Goto arr: Michael Garasi  Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael J. Garasi - 2007  'Sing Sang Sung' CD - Egon: CD-SFZ133 - 2007
Fantasy for Brass Band - Malcolm Arnold  The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2016  'First Italian Contest for Brass Band' - CD -  Fm Records - 2016
Dirty Duck - Dan Price  Cornet Soloist Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2012  'Cory in Concert Vol ll' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD290 - 2012
The Year Of The Dragon - Finale - Philip Sparke  Breeze Brass Band (Japan) MD: Kazuyoshi Uemura - 1995  'Mercury' - CD - Kosei Publishing Japan KOCD-2504 - 1995
Imperial March from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back- John Williams arr: Sandy Smith  Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990  'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records  KRCDE1007 - 1990
Laude - James Curnow  Mississauga Temple Band of the Salvation Army  (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2003  'Credo' - CD - A Mississauga Temple Band Production MTBCD-2 - 2003
Amazing Grace - Traditional  Euphonium Soloist Adam Frey with Damon Denton  the pianist and the sound scape artist - 2003 Collected Dreams' - CD - 2003                           
Appreciation - Thomas J. Powell Sun Life Band MD: Brian Howard - Originally Performed 1979  'Legacy CD2' - CD - Triple CD set  2001
Peterloo Overture - Malcolm Arnold arr: Andrew Duncan  Sellers International Band MD: Phillip McCann - 2004  'Highlights of Brass in Concert 2004' - Doyen DOYCD194
Rule Britannia - John Hartmann arr: Gary Westwood Euphonium Soloist Bill Millar with the JJB Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1999  'American Salute' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOY 079 - 1999
An American in Manger - 1) Mangernetisk 2) Manger Springar - Martin Winter  Cornet Soloist Rinat Arzumov with the Manger Musikklag (Norway) Md: Martin Winter - 2013  'Manger Netisk - The Music of Martin Winter' - CD - SP&S DOY CD322 - 2013
Down Under - Percy Grainger arr: Gordon Langford  Besses o'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1980  'Around The World with The Besses' - Double CD -Chandos Recording  CHAM 6571 / 72 - 1980
Soliloquy - Philip Sparke Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Allan Ramsey - 2007  'Soliloquy' - CD - World of Brass SFZ 139 - 2007
Festivo - Darrol Barry Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990  'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records  KRCDE1007 - 1990
Red and Black March - Marco Middleberg Brass Band de Waldsang MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2005  'Crusade' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP CD2006.01 - 2006
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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