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Steel Yourself – it’s Christmas!

December 13, 2010

A steel band isn’t just for the summer!

It seemed slightly incongruous, on a cold December evening, to be heading off to Norwood, London, to listen to a steel band – well a steel orchestra to be precise! Shouldn’t I be wearing cool Caribbean garb instead of winter clothes?

The BT Melodians
Steelpan “ambassador” Terry Noel, set up the orchestra, the BT Melodians 23 years ago. Since then the orchestra has played all over the world, frequently for high-ranking dignitaries (QE2 for example!), prime ministers, at embassies and for the public too. In the summer the Melodians engagement’s included playing a concert with an army band, at Kneller Hall in Twickenham, the home to the Royal Military School of Music. (more…)