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I was born in Scotland and began my career with the Whitburn Band. Studying initially in Edinburgh I gained L.T.C.L. and L.L.C.M. teaching and performing diplomas and also became principal horn of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland before moving to Yorkshire.
In a playing career as principal horn with the Black Dyke, Fairey and Grimethorpe bands I won 8 European, 6 British Open, 4 National Championships, 6 Brass in Concert, 2 All England Masters and 11 championship section Area titles. I also plays tenor horn and mellophonium in “La Banda Europa”, an orchestra of 40 diverse European instrumentalists.
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