Glasgow Encontro Street Band Festival

We took a trip up to Glasgow to take part in the second Glasgow Encontro Street Band festival organised by the ever amazing Samba Ya Bamba and Oi Musica. We were just one of the 20 or so bands contributing to the event held around Glasgow's Merchant City over the weekend, with bands from across the UK as well as Velotronix from Brussels.

The city was buzzing as it not only was hosting the Encontro but the European Championships and we had the chance to play in the parade and to amazing crowds at the various performance spaces dotted around Merchant City. A highlight over the weekend was taking part in the massed band performance of Honktwister, a piece written specially for the occasion. This was performed in George Square on the Saturday evening. Brass players filled the stage, with drummers grouped in front of the audience, and two mestres kept us playing for twenty minutes or more to a delighted audience, Simply amazing.