A BRASS ensemble with a growing international reputation is set to serenade regulars at a Huddersfield pub.

The Corpus Quartet, based in Hungary, will entertain drinkers at The Red Lion, Jackson Bridge, tomorrow.

The musicians are giving the free concert - which starts at 8.30pm - to thank the Huddersfield firm which is backing their first UK tour for them.

Brass instrument maker Michael Rath invited Andras Suto, Matyas Veer, Csaba Wagner and Peter Palinkas to perform at venues in Manchester and Glasgow.

The musicians, who play Michael Rath's trombones, also visited the firm's premises at Newsome Mills, Newsome, to see instruments being manufactured.

Company spokesman Chris Beaumont said: "The Corpus Trombone Quartet got together in 2001 when they were students at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest.

"We first met them in Helskini in 2003 when they won the quartet competition at the International Trombone Festival.

"We came across them in New Orleans earlier this year and we decided to invite them to the UK."

Mr Beaumont said: "We wanted to give them more exposure outside eastern Europe and a bigger platform for their talents - and they have impressed their audiences."

Michael Rath trombones are widely used by the backing groups for bands like Simply Red and singer Robbie Williams - as well as by jazz bands and the orchestra at the Scottish Opera.

Overseas, they are played in Broadway musicals and by orchestras and ensembles in Japan, Australia and Canada.

The company was formed in 1996 and moved from Bradford to Newsome in 1999.