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Timetable of Events.

All events take place on Sunday 7 May 2017 at the Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS

All day from 10.30am – RCM Trade Fair

Representatives from some of the world’s leading percussion companies will be exhibiting a range of instruments, mallets, accessories and publications. In true festival fashion, you can join in with book signings.

11am | Workshop with Malcom Edmonstone and Ralph and Lester Salmins

Following the release of their first studio album ‘Don le Bunk’, join the trio plus a few special guests for this clinic on groove concepts, time playing and styles, and playing as part of a group.

11am | Let’s Play Percussion

Come as a family and try out a host of percussion instruments including marimbas, drum kits, cajons and the gamelan.

11.15am | Junior Showcase

A series of mind-blowing performances from some of the UK’s top young percussion groups.

12.15pm | BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Timpani and Percussion Sections

Witness favourite orchestral repertoire performed by world-class percussions.

1.30pm | Lunchtime Concert

The Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment join forces with O Duo and RCM percussionists for an entertaining, family-friendly concert featuring special arrangements of tunes from Riverdance and Mary Poppins, a xylophone extravaganza and audience participation!

1.30pm | “Close up and Personal” with Ralph Salmins

Celebrating 25 years as an RCM percussion professor, Ralph Salmins plus members of his rhythm section host an interactive class for aspiring players on the feel, dynamics and rhythm section concepts.

3pm | Benny Greb in Conversation and Drum Clinic

Legendary drummer Benny Greb talks to Mike Dolbear before taking us through some of the incredible techniques that have led to him becoming one of the world’s most famous drummers and drum clinicians.

3.15pm | Samba Family Workshop

Learn how to play samba with The Lion King percussionist Damien Manning.

5pm | Amadinda

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this performance by Hungarian percussion ensemble Amadinda – regarded as one of the most original and versatile percussion groups in the world.

6pm | Ralph Salmins with his Jazz Trio

Grab a drink and relax with a mix of original tunes and jazz standards.

7pm | RCM Big Band

For our grand finale, we welcome back special guest Benny Greb for a tribute to Buddy Rich, in the centenary year of his birth, directed by the brilliant Guy Barker.

Please note that, due to capacity restrictions, admittance to events will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

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