Music For Your Feet
Music For Your Feet

A Little History

The Band's roots go back to 1977 when Dave, Iain and Richard became firm friends whilst working at Mullard Mitcham (factory closed in 1993).

 

We first played music together in 1979 sitting atop a narrow boat cruising along the Leeds and Liverpool canal (a thoroughly enjoyable holiday navigating the Willow Wren Kearns' narrow boat, Larch, from Middlewich to Leeds and back).

 

Following the holiday we started playing at local folk clubs. A few years later, in November 1986, we launched ourselves onto the barn-dance circuit.

 

We play sets of traditional tunes mainly from England; also from Scotland, Ireland and further afield.  A few of our sets are of contemporary tunes.

 

Traditional tunes have great melodies and expressive natural rhythms ideal for dancing (or just tapping your foot).

 

It doesn't matter whether your group is new to barn-dances or is experienced - our caller will select dances to suit.

 

 

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Nostalgia isn't what it used to be ........

1979 - moored below Bingley 5 rise locks after a memorable lunchtime in the Brown Cow. Iain, Dave and Richard are the left-hand three of those sitting.
Performing in the (long gone) Red Lion Folk Club, Sutton

For your barn-dance in Surrey & South London

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