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Neish and Farr set to offer top tips

Besson stars Les Neish and Owen Farr will be presenting a special evening of entertainment and lots of answers to tricky questions in

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  Les Neish will be joined by Owen Farr for a special evening of entertainment

The Fermanagh & Tyrone Brass Band Summer School (FTBBSS) has announced that two of the brass band movement's top stars will be joining them this year to present a special evening before the annual Brass Band League Solo & Ensemble Competition.

An Evening with...

Besson Musical Instrument stars Owen Farr and Les Neish will present 'An Evening with…' on Friday 15th February at Malone Presbyterian Church Halls, BT9 6GT (7.00pm), offering a great opportunity for players and brass band lovers of all ages and standards to not only meet the adjudicators for the event, but to also hear them in performance mode.

Owen and Les will also answer all sorts of questions that anyone wishes to ask them (musical of course!) as well as giving invaluable tips and advice on how to prepare a new piece and how to overcome performance nerves.

Owen and Les will also answer all sorts of questions that anyone wishes to ask them (musical of course!) as well as giving invaluable tips and advice on how to prepare a new piece and how to overcome performance nerves4BR

Competition

The following day (Saturday 16th) at the same venue the Brass Band League NI Solo & Ensemble Competition will take place with Owen and Les making the all important decisions.

A spokesperson told 4BR: "The Friday evening recital and Saturday event has been made possible by the fantastic support of Besson Musical Instruments."

More information

For more information on FTBBSS visit FTBBSS.com

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