Warrington Male Voice Choir highlight plight of town’s Cavaillé-Coll organ

Warrington Male Voice Choir

We spent a very enjoyable weekend at the Parr Hall in Warrington recording one of the oldest choirs in the United Kingdom, the Warrington Male Voice Choir whose origins date back to 1898.

The recording celebrates the choir’s great success and also seeks to highlight the plight of the Hall’s famous Cavaillé-Coll organ which is currently under threat of removal from the Parr Hall. Such has been the interest locally, and indeed nationally, that an e-petition has been set up with the government.

If you want to learn more about the choir’s activities visit their website at Warrington Male Voice Choir.

If you would like to join the petition to save the historic organ please visit Petition to save the Cavaillé-Coll organ.

Positive review for “Patrons’ Choice No.2” by Fodens’ Band

“Patrons’ Choice No.2” reviewed

The review has been published on the brass band website 4barsrest.com about the latest recording by the Fodens’ Band which was recorded in January and released to coincide with the band’s annual ‘Patrons’ Concert’.

We are very pleased with Iwan Fox’s critique which talks of “the band has teamed up with Keith Farrington’s Music House Productions and the result is an excellent release, full of top class playing backed by high quality production values.”

He sums up his review by finally saying “All packaged together very neatly in post production”

Details of the full review can be found at 4barsrest.

Unison Kinneil Band mark 150th anniversary with new CD ‘Journey Home’

‘Journey Home’

The work on the Unison Kinneil Band project ‘Journey Home’ has been completed and the CD will be launched on the 17th of April. Considering the recording took place less than four weeks ago we are delighted with the rapid progress made, due in no small part to the enthusiasm of the band.

The CD forms part of the celebrations being held to mark the band’s 150th anniversary and more information about the band and the recording can be found on their website Unison Kinneil Band.

Rushen Band records 60th anniversary CD

‘Rushen Silver Band’

We have been travelling again this weekend, on this occasion to the beautiful Isle of Man to record the Rushen Silver Band based at Port Erin in the south of the island. 

The recording forms part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the band and will be released in early June.

To learn more about this thriving band please vist their website at www.rushensilverband.org.im/ and should you be lucky enough to visit them ensure you go for at least a week as their hospitality is magnificent!

Re-release of Margaret Ferguson’s “Unfailing Love”

Unfailing Love CD cover19th March 2009

 “Unfailing Love”

We have just completed the re-release of Margaret Ferguson’s “Unfailing Love”, a collection of twelve songs by the West African born soprano.

Margaret studied opera at the Royal Northern College of Music and has since appeared in opera, oratorio and musicals singing jazz, spirituals and gospel music throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA.

Further information about all her work and recordings can be found on the website Africansoprano.com