Outside of the string sections, the Ulster Orchestra has only one woman in its ranks – the flautist Jennifer Sturgeon. Woodwind, brass and percussion are a wall of males.
Which may have something to do with reports of bullying and cronyism that have come to our ears.
Not a happy bunch, the Ulstermen.
And they are about to play host to the Association of British Orchestras’ annual conference next weekend.
This is the brochure cover:
Should be fun.