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Isle of Man Double Bass Competition

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by bbates77, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Does anyone have any information on the Isle of Man Double Bass Competition in 1978? I've googled it and come up with a commisioned set piece - the David Ellis Sonata for solo double bass, and a couple of prize winners, but nothing on whether it was part of a festival or festival on it's own, how long it went for, where it was held, if anyone famous attended, etc.
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  3. Andy Walker

    Andy Walker

    Jan 1, 2008
    It took place at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin Isle of Man. I was a 13 year old kid at the time playing double bass in the Manx Youth Orchestra so it was quite a treat.
    I have vivid memory of all the competitors playing "the elephant" on Port Erin prom conducted by a guy on an inflatable elephant which was filmed by the BBC
  4. Cool! thanks for that.

    Welcome to talkbass. I noticed you've just joined.

    I sort of needed the information for some program notes for a research assignment I was doing back in July, but thanks all the same ^_^

  5. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, Oregon
  6. Whoever put this on Reddit did a service to us all.
  7. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, Oregon
    Well I posted it on /r/doublebass. :)
  8. bengobass


    May 4, 2009
    great post!
    anybody knows about the istory of the Isle of Man competition after 1978?
    all i can find on Google is that Duncan McTier won the 1982 edition and Chi-Chi Nwanoku won it also at some point.
    there seems to be many claims on CV's but no hard facts.
  9. Hal was a prizewinner in 1982 as well.

    I don't know why there isn't a website for this.
  10. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    Good find! Looking forward to watching this one

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