About The Band

Leather’o is a high energy Alternative Celtic – Gypsy Band based in York. They play all acoustic, traditional instruments in venues from pubs to major festivals, extensively reworking tunes and songs from the Irish, Scottish and Eastern European traditions.

The band has played 50+ gigs a year, usually touring further afield once or twice a year and taking the summer off.

Formed in 2012, Leather’o  has developed extensive repertoire, which they constantly refresh, reworking Celtic tunes and songs.

Their first CD Five was released in 2014 and their second Six in the summer of 2018. You can listen to both of them via most streaming services, or you can buy a physical copy from our shop page – but it’s easiest and cheapest to get one directly from us at one of our gigs!

The band includes players with many years credits from musical theatre to festival, classical quartet to prog rock, as well as on the folk, Celtic and gypsy scene:

  • Angela Gordon – Vocals, Accordion, Flute, Celtic Whistles
  • Bob Ward – Guitar
  • Lindsey Woods – Trad. Flute, Celtic Whistles, Fretless Bass
  • Rachel Wilson – Fiddle
  • Billy Hickling – Percussion
  • Our ex-mandolin player, the wonderful Jack Woods has moved on and can be seen and heard as Pascallion as well as playing alongside several other artists in the UK and Ireland.

Members of the band make frequent appearances with other bands and folk performers around Yorkshire and UK-wide.