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Award-winning youth steel pan orchestra performing in Stonebridge and Harlesden ahead of #Brent 2020 festivals

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Patrick McKay with members of the St Michael and All Angels Steel Orchestra. Picture: Patrick McKay

Talented young steel pan musicians will entertain crowds ahead of performances in Kilburn and Harlesden this year.

St Michaels and All Angels Steel Orchestra will perform at the Brent Hub Community Enterprise Centre, in Hillside, Stonebridge, tomorrow from 10.30am to 11.45am.

Next Saturday on March 14 they will showing their skills outside the Trinidad Roti Shop, in Craven Park Road, Harlesden, at the same time.

The group will be performing at The Kilburn High street party on July 11 and the Harlesden Bass Weekender on October 3 to 4, part of Brent's London Borough of Culture events.

The youths have an eclectic repetoire which includes classical, soca, reggae and pop music.

Patrick McKay, who leads the orchestra, said: "We are all very happy to be taking an active role in Brent Culture 2020 and welcome all ages and all sections of the community to come and join us."

He added: "For Culture 2020 we are forming a mass youth steel orchestra so now is a good time to come and learn to play steel pan."

The sessions for young people aged 8 and above are free.

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