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  • Alistair Braidwood

Top Brass: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Martin Green...

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

For the latest Scots Whay Hae! podcast Ali spoke to musician and composer Martin Green about all things brass banding including the audio drama Keli, the album Split the Air, the Radio 4 documentary Banding: Love, Spit and Valve Oil, the forthcoming Celtic Connections gig, and so much more.

Martin also explains how his love for brass band music came about and grew, why the music and the communities where it is from remain close despite the decline and loss of industry, the importance of listening to the voices of those involved, the making of Keli, the legacy of brass band music, why it should be better known, and making something new from the traditional.

He also talks about the importance of Celtic Connections to himself, and to Scottish music more generally, and being a member of legendary folk group Lau.

It was such a pleasure to talk to Martin and learn all about his latest body of work which are clearly passion projects, and that passion is infectious. If you thought brass band music isn't for you, Martin Green may just change your mind.

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