French premiere: They Drew First Blood

Sunday, 05 July, 2015

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time this weekend conducting the Vale of Glamorgan Festival Band in a series of performances at the Fête de la Mer (Festival of the Sea) in Fécamp, France. We performed alongside groups from Belgium, Germany and France in a series of marches along the coast, as well as an open air concert on the sea front.

I was very grateful to the band for their performance of my work They Drew First Blood at a poignant location on the beaches of Normandy. It was a fantastic experience and I very much hope to join the Vale of Glamorgan Festival Band when they return to the event next year.