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27 July 2021

On Tour With Jo Brand and Scala Radio

It is time to come On Tour with BAFTA-winning comedian Jo Brand as she joins Scala Radio for a new four-part series across the station in August.

With many people vacationing in the UK this year, Scala Radio and Jo Brand are taking the opportunity to celebrate the very best classical music we have to offer on home shores, as Jo heads out on a musical journey around the United Kingdom. Listeners will get the chance to experience music from the four corners of the British Isles, whilst exploring the link between location and the classical music produced there.

Jo commented “It is great to be back out On Tour, albeit in a slightly different way to what I am used to. I am looking forward to exploring the wonderful of  classical music the UK has to offer, whilst reminiscing about some of the fun memories I have had whilst out on the comedy circuit.”

On Tour with Jo Brand begins in Scotland giving a nod to a staple of the comedy calendar, the Edinburgh Festival. Jo will be sharing some of her favourite memories from performing across Scotland, along with some of the very best classical music, from Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony to Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, as well as pieces performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The episode will also look at traditional folk music from Scotland and discover pieces by contemporary composers like Lorne Balfe and Patrick Doyle, who are making waves on the big and small screen.

The second episode will explore the north of England, beginning in the city of culture, Liverpool, before venturing to Hull, Leeds, and the Lake District for more hilarious tales from Jo’s comedy tours in years gone by. Musically the show will celebrate the rich tradition of brass bands in the north, enjoying treats from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Black Dyke Band, as well as recordings by the likes of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, the Orchestra of Opera North and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Episode three will see the Jo head to North Wales, the West and South-West of England with London and the South-East bringing the tour to a close.

With her dry wit and sharp sense of humour listeners will sure to be laughing their way around the UK, who needs a holiday abroad anyway?

On Tour with Jo Brand on Scala Radio begins on Sunday 1st August from 6pm – 8pm and continues each Sunday night throughout August. Listen on Digital Radio across the UK.


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For further press information, please contact: 

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio  
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363 

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK 
T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342 

Notes to Editors 

About Scala Radio: 
Scala Radio is an entertainment radio station that breaks the mould of classical music in the UK. Presenters include Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell, Penny Smith, Alexis Ffrench and Mark Kermode. Alongside familiar masters such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, you can expect to hear contemporary works including film, TV and video game scores, showtunes from musicals and instrumental re-workings of pop and rock songs by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Led Zeppelin and Dua Lipa.

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