#Concert life (festivals) in GB
The most important annual classical music festival makes up The Promenade Concert. His aim was to popularize classical music and encourage youngsters to get to know the greatest masters. It was held in informal atmosphere, the seats were cheap and the crowds flocked to attend. The last night of the Proms is a special occasion. The Albert Hall is filled to capacity with thousands of people. One of the pieces traditionally played at the Last Night is “Pomp and Circumstance” written by Elgar. Under the title “Land of hope and glory” it revived as an patriotic hymn – a kind of alternative National Anthem. Britain has a long folk-music tradition. The most popular tunes were handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Scotland is represented by bagpipe bands, brass band is more characteristic of England. Music is always to be found in the village church where the choir sings the old hymns. In the pub one may meet a singer of old songs or a troupe of dancing Morris men. The London underground is one more place where music is flourishing. One may well come across young “buskers”.