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State of Play: Episode 1

First in a new series talking about some of the most relevant issues facing the banding world...

State
  Iwan Fox is joined by Steven Mead, Tom Davoren and Brett Baker for the first in a new series


4BR Editor Iwan Fox is joined by Steven Mead, Tom Davoren and Brett Baker to discuss topics making brass band news at the moment...

Its the first in a new series of programmes that will feature leading critics, performers, players, conductors and brass band personalities in discussing the most important and up to date issues facing the banding world...

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