The East Neuk Festival has stimulated widespread media interest for its ‘Big Project’ – De Profundis – involving The Wallace Collection and Tullis Russell Mills Band on 1 July 2017. This national coverage has been a wonderful promotion of brass music in all its genres, and the various interviews and features with John Wallace have very effectively demonstrated the significance and diversity of this musical genre.
The Courier (newspaper)
The Brass Herald (magazine)
Classical Music Magazine (magazine)
BBC Radio Scotland – Classics Unwrapped: My Music (radio)
Only available on BBC iPlayer until 4th July 2017. Jump to 32mins 40secs in playback for start of the My Music section which features John Wallace, his music selection and thoughts, together with a mention of the East Neuk Festival.
Further national newspaper, radio and tv broadcasts are scheduled for June, offering brass music a substantial set of platforms to grab the attention and imagination of the wider public.
East Neuk Festival and De Profundis
We are delighted to be joining The Tullis Russell Mills Band for De Profundis on 1st July. This is the 2017 East Neuk Festival’s ‘Big Project’, which is always a highlight of the festival. The project pays tribute to the generations of Fife miners who toiled underground in abysmal conditions and also played beautiful music in the pit bands. Featuring approximately 60 brass players, The Wallace Collection join members of the Tullis Russell Mills Bands for a specially devised performance that will draw on the Gaelic Psalm traditions of the Western Isles and other source material including plainsong of the De Profundis and Out of the Deep.
De Profundis will be performed in the The Bowhouse (a barn on the Anstruther estate), a new ENF venue. The pits and mills may now be closed, but the music lives on.
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