Fillip as Phillip comes home

Unison Kinneil Band
Unison Kinneil Band

World famous cornet soloist Phillip McCann will return to his native Bo’ness when the UNISON Kinneil Band stage their annual concert.

It will be held at Bo’ness Town Hall on Friday, May 30, at 7.30pm.

The concert will also feature the thriving Kinneil Youth Band who will be making their fifth appearance at the event.

This jam-packed evening of music-making promises something for people of all ages.

Phillip McCann is one of the best known names in the brass band world.

He was principal cornet with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for five years and his long tenure of the same chair at Black Dyke was during the band’s world-beating period.

His acclaimed series of Chandos CDs – The World’s Most Beautiful Melodies – is universally admired and the recordings are featured regularly on BBC Radio, television and Classic FM.

Phillip’s unique style and tone quality has been used by composers with orchestra for film and TV soundtracks such as Anna of the Five Towns, Woman of Substance and the immensely popular Hetty Wainthropp Investigates – the latter receiving an Ivor Novello Award.

UNISON Kinneil Band have had an incredibly successful two years under the baton of musical director Craig Anderson.

They secured one Scottish Championship, one Fife Charities Championship and a top ten finish at the National Finals. This year they have already secured a podium place at the Scottish Championships and a top ten placing at the Spring Festival Competition in Blackpool.

Tickets, priced just £8, are now on sale from Lyons Hardwarek, South Street, Bo’ness, or call Brian Holmes on 01506 822388.