Ceilidh!

We don’t play many Ceilidhs (what we English would call barn dances) but when we have to, we can play the tunes a bit slower and less complicated. And what a Ceilidh it was! Congratulations to Gracie for a great job as caller and thanks everyone for dancing like wild things!!

Updated 2024 gig dates!

Sunday 9 June, 2.30pm – City of York Folk Festival, The Black Swan

Thursday 20 June – The Snickleway Inn, Goodramgate, York

Thursday 4 July – ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL at the Snickleway Inn, Goodramgate, York

Thursday 18 July – The Snickleway Inn, Goodramgate, York

Black Swan

We’ve often played in the Wolfe Room, upstairs at the Black Swan but it was great to have the chance to play the whole evening on a club night. Many thanks to Bob Mitchell for these great photos.

St Patricks Day 2023

What a banging St Patrick’s night at O’Neills in York! Here are Linds and Rachel bracing themselves for a long, loud gig!

As usual, the bar was rammed when we arrived – not the easiest load-in, but what a great crowd! Lots of dancing to two hours of Trad. Happy St Patrick’s Day!!

Starting the year at The Snickleway Inn

We started the year with our regular gig at The Snickleway Inn in York. We’d been arranging a few new tunes but hadn’t had time to run through them with our percussionist Billy. He did an amazing job of playing a new set that included two time changes, with only a two minute briefing along the lines of “three times through the first tune – the same 12/8 time as America from West Side Story – then it goes into three-three-two for the interlude, then it’s a straight reel but let Linds set the new tempo” He nailed it. Of course he did!

Bob Mitchell came down with the top-notch new Canon camera he was trying out – here are a few of his photos from the night:

The Legendary Jack Woods

Our mandolin player, the legendary Jack Woods, has left the band to concentrate on his many other musical projects,
After about 8 years with the band, we sent him off from his last gig with us at The Snickleway Inn in November, clutching his Leather’o Lifetime Achievement Award.
He will be travelling in Asia in early 2023 but we’re hoping he’ll join us for a couple of St Patricks gigs in March.