The Central Band of the RAF's Richard Murray on their special Dambusters March

29 April 2014, 19:41

Central Band of the RAF at Classic FM Live

Jane Jones chats to Flight Lt. Richard Murray, conductor of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, ahead of their performance at Classic FM Live 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall.


The Central Band of the Royal Air Force undertake more than 300 engagements a year. Tim Lihoreau asks them about their busy schedule and performing at Classic FM Live.

Making their Classic FM Live debut, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force open the show at the Royal Albert Hall with a rousing performance of the most requested piece in their repertoire - Eric Coates' Dambusters March, marking the 70th anniversary year of the World War II raid on German dams.

Jane Jones spoke to conductor Flight Lt. Richard Murray (in all his finery), who explained the rather special circumstances of their performance at Classic FM Live: "We're coming down the steps from the back of the Albert Hall and we'll make our way to the front of the stage after which ourselves and the Royal Northern Sinfonia will embark on the Dambusters March together."

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