Top 5 Reasons not to miss Bangers and Crash Percussion Group

13 September 2019


1.        The F-Factor

This concert is going to be really good fun! Alex Petcu, Emma King and Brian Dungan are three extraordinary percussionists who love what they do and really enjoy performing together. That’s pretty catching! 

2.        It’s not Morris Dancing

Sir Thomas Beecham famously advised that it’s good to “try everything once except Morris Dancing”. The idea of an all-percussion concert might be new to you, but we promise you’ll leave smiling. This is going to be an exciting and visceral experience that you won't find elsewhere.

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3.        P is for Petcu… and Physics

Alex Petcu is well-known for his incredible solo and chamber music performances and has featured as a soloist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra. He also holds an MSc in Physics from UCC, so if the required sounds don’t exist on conventional instruments he just invents and builds what he needs. Some people get all the talent, eh?

4.        It’s got star quality

All three featured musicians are in high demand. Emma King’s reputation has grown rapidly in the UK music scene, and she tours extensively with the West End/Broadway percussion show STOMP. Check her out on the Late Late Show below. Brian Dungan is an orchestral percussionist.  He featured in Steve Reich’s famous Music for 18 Musicians in a collaborative performance with Crash Ensemble, Bang on a Can Allstars and Sō Percussion in Dublin in 2014.

5.      You can travel the world without turbulence

If you love to travel but prefer to avoid security queues and fasten seatbelt signs, then you’ll get to enjoy an evening of music spiced with global influences – from Afro-Cuban, to Spanish flamenco to Indonesian Javanese gamelan.  Final call!

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Bangers and Crash Percussion Group are on tour with Music Network from 2 - 11 October 2019 with concerts in Dublin, Waterford, Bray, Clifden, Portlaoise, Castlebar, Cork and Ennis. Tickets cost €10-€20, depending on the venue. Book now at