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  Travelling by Tuba Chris Cranham and Stewart Death  

80,000 miles a year and still not out of puff!

Travelling by Tuba is one of the UK’s busiest and most successful classical music duos.

Formed twenty-seven years ago, they now perform in excess of 200 concerts a year, playing venues such as the Barbican Centre, St. David’s Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. They have recorded three CDs, releasing their third album on the Polyphonic label in 2006. The group has appeared regularly on BBC Radio and television and for many of the independent networks.

Travelling by Tuba has developed a highly successful award-winning education programme suitable for children of all ages. It has been featured on Channel 4 on their Okey Cokey Karioke programme and in the Times Educational Supplement. Recently, they commissioned a childrens’ operettaThe Tuba Has Landed’ from the composer Robin Grant which had six performances as part of a year-long project in Blackpool schools.


These are difficult and distressing times for many due to the pandemic. We of course look forward to working in schools again as soon as possible, but with everyone’s safety of paramount importance. We will be constantly looking at the Government Guidelines so that when we do return, we can adapt our concerts and workshops accordingly.

Our thoughts looking ahead include reducing audience sizes for distancing measures. Class size workshops should still be possible, particularly in school halls, but with a need to clean instruments between sessions. As always, Travelling by Tuba are very flexible and will coordinate with each school to get the best positive experience for the children. We are well known for our professionalism, with nearly 30 years of experience working in schools.