2021 Fife Brass Band Festival


Congratulations to Whitburn Band on winning the recent on-line Fife Brass Band Festival which took place last weekend. The band’s programme included the much loved Sousa march 'Semper Fidelis', 'Annie Laurie' performed beautifully by trombone soloist Paul Kiernan and concluded with ‘Nightingale Dances’. Whitburn is now preparing to host their own on-line festival with 37 bands taking part on the weekend of 25th-27th June.

Congratulations are also due for runners-up Unison Kinneil, who won the 'Most Entertaining Band' title, with Kingdom Brass claiming the final podium place. Adjudicator Alan Fernie was generous in his praise of all the competitors and stated that there had been terrific presentations from a number of bands, as well as inclusivity and imagination on display. 

A representative from the event stated, "We have been delighted at both the response of the bands and from those who took the time to enjoy the entertainment they provided on-line. Our thanks got to the prize winners and every band for their efforts and we look forward to meeting everyone in person next year in Dunfermline." Hosted by compere Alasdair Hutton and supported by Fife Council Community Culture Grants and sponsors Band Supplies, it is hoped that 2022 will see the competition return to Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline on 23rd April. This year's contest action can still be enjoyed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4EkGAcOMYY

Full Results:
1. Whitburn
2. Unison Kinneil
3. Kingdom Brass
4. Johnstone Band
5. Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass
6. Lochgelly
7. Langholm Town
8. Newmilns & Galston
9. Annan Town
10. Irvine and Dreghorn Brass
11= Coalburn Intermediate Band
11= Dysart Colliery Silver

Most Entertaining Band: Unison Kinneil


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