Howlin’ Ric & the Rocketeers

Jive, Lindy Hop and Swing with Howlin’ Ric and The Rocketeers.  This Monday afternoon dance promises to be the perfect pick me up on the last day of the festival.  Grab a partner or just swing your hips solo. Leeds-based Howlin’ Ric & the Rocketeers play vibrant and authentic rock and roll, roving from raucous … Read More

oscina

Oscina weave tantalising tunes and spellbinding songs for concerts, balfolk & Euro-dances. Oscina brings together four accomplished musicians to create their unique and captivating sound … Anna Pack (diatonic accordions), Anna Tabbush (voice, fiddle, guitar), Frances Watt (voice, flutes) and Chris Walshaw (sax, pipes, whistles). Together they create mesmerising dance music to lose yourself in.

Cock and Bull Band

The Cock & Bull Band are at the forefront of exciting and adventurous ceilidh experiences. They effortlessly fuse traditional instruments with cutting edge music technology. Original tunes and reworked traditional tunes are given a unique groove which is perfect for dancing and great to listen to. High energy mandola is complemented by keyboard, drum loops … Read More

Urban folk theory

A quick introduction to The Urban Folk Theory… Created in 2011, They have since been emerging into the folk world creating Ceilidhs and Concerts where fantastic folk musicianship meets technology, sweeping you into the next generation of full-tilt, late night Concert or Ceilidh extravaganzas. All with a dance band that’s put some serious work in … Read More

banter

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals and dance calling. Three fine musicians who’s roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. Formed in 2015, due to a happy accident, they immediately realised their common love for English traditional song and dance and began to … Read More

Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Yiddish Twist Orchestra – the Back Story “It is always the seam on your trousers that attracts the most dirt,” said Alf Wax, the great Whitechapel tailor, and back in late 1950s London the same was undoubtedly true for music – it was the seam of the big band and rock’n’roll eras that produced what … Read More

Lasair

Lasair are a ceilidh band based in the west of England. They are one of the fastest rising English ceilidh bands on the folk scene at present. After a huge festival year in 2016 where they gave showstopping ceilidhs at Warwick Folk Festival, Folk East, Towersey Festival and Bromyard Folk Festival they are very much … Read More

Tautas Roks

Tautas Roks are a young and energetic band playing music from a range of genres. Having opened for many big-name artists, their reputation as a ceilidh and concert band is growing nationally. They are certain to get you dancing with their energetic stage presence and folk-rock fusions. Whether you are looking for a chilled out … Read More

Diatonics

Diatonics are a lively and energetic band playing music fused from our  musicians history of playing for many years in great bands such as The Committee Band , Randomband, Gas Mark 5  and Tarrantella Ceilidh Band & Ben Moss & Laurel Swift, to name a few! The back line of drums bass and guitars are driven by … Read More

Stumpy Oak

Natives of East Anglia, the ever-popular Stumpy Oak present a rhythmic, frenetic performance of tunes from across the British Isles featuring an extended line-up of fiery dual fiddles, accordion, flute, guitar with throbbing sub octaves and stomp box. Prepare for a very lively dance set!