Crash Bang Wallop! (2009)
Saturday 7th March 2009, 3pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 8th March 2009, 3pm
Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Shake Rattle and Roll and join in with Owen and Olly in this high-energy percussion extravaganza. The dynamic duo will be doing what they love best - playing everything from guiros to gongs, bells to bongos. But this concert is full of surprises as well, from the majestic sound of Japanese taiko drumming to the most delicate of melodies performed on the marimba. Not to mention energetic rhythms from Scotland and a debut performance from the CCC Schools' Samba Team!
Presented and performed by Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox
The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
The CCC Schools' Samba Team
"I didn't like it...I loved it!" Caleb, age 7
Did you enjoy Crash Bang Wallop? We had a great time as Owen and Olly invited their friends Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers and Scottish band Albannach to the stage for a percussion extravaganza.
This exciting concert taught us about instruments from home and abroad, showed Owen and Olly attempting to break their speed record for the Minute Waltz and showed us how percussion can be both intricate and spectacular.
It was also the first time CCC has welcomed a schools' samba band to the stage - well done to St Flannan's, St Machan's, Hillhead, Harestanes and Auchtertool Primaries for great performances!
And who would have guessed that a percussion version of the Overture to William Tell could be so much fun!
Take a look at these pictures of the concerts...
Olly asks Aya from Albannach demonstrate the bodhran
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers wowed us with their dramatic and exciting displays
Look at the speed Owen and Olly flew round the marimba for Chopin's Minute Waltz!
The Overture to William Tell as you've never heard it before!
...and read some comments from our audience
"The drums were fabulous - we could feel it going right through us!"
Becca, age 6
"My favourite part was when the groups mixed together at the end, it was amazing"
Stuart, age 9
"My favourite part was the marimbas because it is really cool how they use 4 sticks each"
Danny, age 12
"I liked Albannach best because of the jumping and dancing while they were playing drums and I also liked the bodhran - its sound is funny!"
Alex, age 5
"When Olly and Owen played Goldrush it was a great sound - it sounded like fairies dancing in your head"
Anna, age 9
"My favourite part was whe the girl played the big drum called sodico"
Lauren, age 8
"My favourite bit was everything - you rule!"
Holly, age 11