Sussex Folk / Ceilidh band playing traditional music of these islands + other stuff we like. Can be booked as Trio to 6 piece with caller
The band was started in 2010 so now we have been playing together for 7 years. We’ve come a long way in that time. David and Jem are sadly no longer with us. Karn (Bass), Roland (Piano), Rhiannon (Violin) and our Caller Jenny have joined Martin (Whistles) and Alan to form a tight line up suitable for pubs, parties and Ceilidhs. We’ve learned our trade as we went and our range of tunes and songs now covers all the traditions of these islands ranging from full on Irish for St Patrick’s day to a number of what we term “off piste” numbers such as Lily the Pink, My old man’s a Dustman, GI Blues and even The Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. We always aim to tailor the repertoire to the event and we can guarantee an entertaining evening. If you would like to hear us play before you book us we host regular sessions on the evening of the first Sunday of the Month in the Crown in Newick.
We will be able to supply you full PA plus caller ready to deliver 2 x 1 hour dance sets plus a few tunes and songs. Most of our repertoire is Irish or Scottish Tunes Typical Dances include Dance Ceilidh Tunes Hello Haste to the wed/Irish Washerwoman I want to be near you Aupres de ma blonde Blaydon Races Blaydon Races Clopton Bridge Harvest Home/Alexander's hornpipe Circle Waltz Planxty Fanny Power / Planxty Irwin Bridge of Athlone Dingle Regatta Train and Tunnel Ballydesmond Polka/ John Ryan Polka Cumberland Square My love she's but a lassie yet /Atholl Highlanders Circassian Circle Mucking of Geordies Byre/Lanigan's Ball Oxo Reel Oh Susannah/This Land is Your Land Snow Ball Bedbreaker Cheltenham Flyer Ships in Full Sail/Rakes of Kildare Dashing White Sergeant - own Tune Gay Gordons - Cock of the North / Scotland the Brave Strip the Willow - Morrisons Jig / Kesh Jig We also play a wide range of tunes and songs including Lark in the Morning Lark in the Clear Air Foxhunters Jig Ashokan farewell Neil Gow's Lament Galway Girl The Galway Shawl Fiddlers Green Streets of New York Dublin in the Rare old times etc etc
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