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Blow and Blast Virtual Playalon Macmillan Coffee Morning

LISTEN: Tricia and Trona Mason explain what the play along is and how to get involved

Perthshire’s Blow and Blast amateur woodwind ensemble are taking part in this years Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by holding an online ‘coffee themed’ play along.

Instrument from orchestral and brass band or even coffee cup and tea spoon percussion are welcome to join, for what will be the world premier of the Coffee Cup Calypso.

Organiser Tricia said: “As most musicians are aware, simultaneous playing is not really possible on video-conference platforms because of latency issues, so participants will have to be muted.  In other words, no-one will hear any mistakes – so why not give it a try?”

On the day, guests can join in with their instruments and parts for the music can be downloaded in advance from Blow and Blast’s Facebook page.

Fellow organiser Trona added: “We are hosting our Coffee Morning because, although the coronavirus pandemic may have halted the Blow & Blast workshops, it mustn’t stop the work of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

“Every donation has a huge impact and helps Macmillan to fund vital financial, physical and emotional support services.”

Chief Executive Officer Lynda Thomas, at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “This year marks the 30th anniversary of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and, despite the challenges we have all faced this year, we want to ensure that taking part in a Coffee Morning is easy for everyone. 

“That’s why, for the very first time, supporters can get involved whenever and wherever.  More than ever before, we need support from the generous public to help us to be there for everyone living with cancer.”

For more information on how to get involved, follow the link to find Blow and Blast’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlowandBlast

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