Blue Plume:  The Music of the Irish GuardsA must for lovers of military bands and of irish music! This is a recording of one of the finest military bands in the UK, the Band of the Irish Guards. The recording was made in the sumptuous acoustic of the Guards Chapel, London and the superb symphonic sound was created by the legendary classical recording engineer Tony Faulkner together with Producer Mike Purton. The quality of performance and of production values are exceptional. Under their Director of Music, Major Bruce Miller, the Band play a selection of Irish-inspired music including more than 20 marches (some well-known and some rarities for the collector), a superb suite of Irish folk-tunes by Dutch composer Johan de Meij, and all the 'must have' Regimental music of the Irish Guards, including Company Marches, the Regimental Quick and Slow Marches, plus the Regimental Call, Last Post and Rose. In this Regimental section, the Band are joined by the Regimental Drums and Pipes and by the Corps of Drums to create a truly thrilling sound.     More >>
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Shaun Glenville and Fred Godfrey, arr. C.H. Jaeger: If You're Irish
C.H. Hassell, arr. A.W. Porter: The Irish Guards March
C. Le Thière, arr. A.W. Porter: Irish Guards Patrol
Sir Edward Germann, arr. Bruce Miller: The Irish Guards Song
A. Shrimpton, arr. I. Mitchell: The Irish Guards
Solders (arr. M.G. Lane), Noel Gay: There's Something About a Soldier, Horatio Nicholls (aka L. Wright): Guards are on Parade, H.F. Simon: They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace, Flotsam and Jetsam: The Changing of the Guard,  Leslie Stuart: Soldiers of the Queen
Bruce Miller: Messines Ridge; Proud Heritage
E.G. Horabin: Star of Erin
Johan de Meij: At Kitty O'Shea's (Irish Folk Song Suite)
Trad. Arr. S.C. Barnwell: I'll Tell Me Ma!
Trad. Arr. Bruce Miller: Believe Me, if all those Endearing Young Charms
C.H. Jaeger: Blue Plume
Trad. Arr. M.J. Henderson: Carrickfergus
Trad. Arr. Bruce Miller: Folk Songs of Erin
G.H. Willcocks: Sarafand
Trad. Arr. P.D. Shannon: Erin My Home
C.H. Jaeger: Paddy's Day
Regimental Call
arr. James Scott: Company Marches of 1st Battalion Irish Guards
Trad: Regimental Slow March: Let Erin Remember; Regimental Quick March: St. Patrick's Day
Last Post

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Recording Details

Recorded:  28th & 29th September 2017, The Royal Military Chapel (The Guards' Chapel), Wellington Barracks, London, UK
Booklet Design: Hannah Whale (
Photography & Original Paintings:  Sean Bolan & Trevor Morrison
Recording Producer:  Mike Purton 
Recording Engineer: Tony Faulkner
Release Date: February 2018
Total Duration: 78:22