Encontro Street Band Festival, Glasgow

Encontro is Portuguese for meeting, and that's what some of us did over a rather damp weekend in Glasgow. Playing in Scotland’s first street band festival, we took part in a packed programme of street gigs, artistic collaborations and showcase performances, celebrating carnival music in all its exciting and extravagant forms. The programme featured street drumming, carnival brass, New Orleans marching band, Afro-Brazilian percussion and more, including a massed samba band!