"Welcome to the first podcast of 2023 which sees a slight change of pace as I as play 3 tracks to spotlight one my favourite ensembles the Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag band from Norway.

We’re also featuring the talent of Richard Marshall who has been sitting in the hottest seat in the banding world at Black Dyke for more than 20 years, plus Les Neish proves again, as he does every time he plays, that there is so much more to the tuba than its popular image suggests."

This week we're also launching a new free podcast, which eventually will be on all the normal podcast platforms, simply called Frank Renton on Brass, it features Frank's Track of the Week from this podcast and a track that conjures up a memory or has been important in Frank's life of music. You can find it on this link, and we'll also feature it on this website via this link.

We hope you'll enjoy this free trail about the programme and then do please subscribe and join us on Frank Renton on Brass.