people playing big people's music (see thumbnail images below). Following their success on The Mound last
year, The Thundering
Herd, Farleigh School's Big Band, is
returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the end of August.
current and six former pupils with an average age of 12, they will once again
fly the flag for English youth music at the Festival. The band will certainly be
one of the youngest acts on the Fringe, as well as featuring amongst an
ever-dwindling number of musical acts. Richard Demarco CBE, a well-known impresario who has attended every
single Edinburgh Festival, last year placed them among the top ten
musical acts he had ever seen on the Fringe.
The Thundering Herd can be heard at 12.00 noon on Wednesday
24th and Thursday 25th August at Pleasance One in The Pleasance Courtyard (Venue
33) as well as outdoors at 8.00pm on The Mound (Tuesday 23rd August) and in West
Parliament Square (Wednesday 24th August). The band's repertoire stems from the
classic era of 1940s Swing up to the present day including numbers by Basie,
Ellington, Gerswhin, and Miller.
The Thundering Herd is a talented outfit not to
be missed. Purchase
tickets on line or in person at the Edinburgh Fringe Box Office or at the
Press the play button to hear The Thundering Herd.
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12th July 2011
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