Goin’ Bugle Are Ee?
The West of England Bandsmen’s Festival, affectionally known as Bugle Contest, first welcomed competing brass bands in 1912. But for Covid 19, last year would have been its 96th festival.
It is said to be the last such contest in Britain where bands compete in the open air on a stage with little protection from the elements. To the Cornish brass movement it is a “Mecca” as players and supporters gather from near and far for this very Cornish event.
May its long history stretch far into the future.