Advent Calendar of Carols: Langholm Town Band – Christmas Praise

Thursday 24 December 2020

Langholm Town Band haven’t played together since being awarded second place in the third section at the Scottish Championships in March.

Not once did they think after disembarking the celebratory bus from Perth that they wouldn’t be in the band hall again in 2020, that the National Finals would be cancelled or the Borders Entertainment Contest, which was due to be held in Langholm, would fall by the wayside.

Members have kept in touch during the year by recording videos – Christmas Praise is their eighth virtual recording – and holding on-line quizzes which have been hosted and prepared by musical director Chris Shanks.  

The band are fortunate in that their 2nd cornet player Josh Calvert has self taught himself in the art of pulling together virtual videos.With assistance from Chris with click tracks and sound, Langholm have been able to produce videos to cheer up supporters far and wide.  

Their Common Riding videos in the summer attracted over 20,000 views. They were also awarded third place in the third section of the Fodens Whit Friday contest.

Members would like to wish every single brass player in Scotland a merry Christmas and a healthy New Year, adding that they look forward to seeing everyone when it’s safe to do so.

Here is Christmas Praise, arranged by Noel Jones:

PS. Don’t click off the video too soon as you will miss a brilliant outtake!


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