We celebrated the end of the year with an evening of dance and music. The year we showcased the talents of four groups: Alan+Sholto+Andrew, Dansons, Pied à Terre Band and the Kitchen Band.
For four years and many bals, in France – especially in Burgundy, Switzerland, Germany, England, these three friends always have so much fun sharing music for dance that has deep and effective sounds! From effective melodies on the bagpipes, to a certain groove carried by the guitar and in the middle a violin that plays
This month were are pleased to welcome back our old friends Bof ! In 2000, Bof ! started playing as a four-piece band specializing in traditional French and Breton music for dancing or listening. During that time they have played in folk clubs, for dance groups and at festivals in England and France, as well as organising regular
Dave Shepherd & Anna Pack Dave is well known as the fiddle player in Blowzabella has a vast repertoire of dances and fiddle music from England and western Europe. Anna is a dancer and musician with a longstanding interest in French traditional dance and has performed with Karen Tweed and others in The Chase and
French bal with local musicians – Folk Salad – beginning with a workshop for bourrées + a Breton, and Basque, dance. A fun and interesting evening of popular French bal dances accompanied by a rich and varied French/Scandinavian fiddle sound; plus a couple of different but simple dances from the north and south of France to begin with in
A lovely evening with a musical collaboration across two of the Eastern counties, Les Hirondelles formed in 2018 to play for the inaugural East Anglian Summer Bal. With influences from Blowzabella, Ciac Boum, Dave Shepherd among others, this 4 piece comprising fiddles, flute, recorder and guitar play a mix of energetic Breton and French dance tunes
We were pleased to welcome back our old friends Salamanazar to kick start the New Year. Great tunes, great dances familiar and some new from Alsace , taught By Cedric. Follow them on Facebook
An excellent evening of festive fun with four (yes four!) great bands: the Kitchen Band, Salade de Folk, DanSons and the Pied à Terre Band.
Dave Shepherd is best known as the fiddler in Blowzabella and over the years has developed a distinctive style. Several of Dave’s compositions have become standards both here and in Europe. Dave is well known as a teacher of traditional dance and fiddle in the UK and abroad. As well as playing in Blowzabella he has played
An excellent evening from Bof! sent us off on our summer holidays with a spring in our step. Bof! started playing as a four-piece band specializing in traditional French and Breton music for dancing or listening to. During that time we have played in folk clubs, for dance groups and at festivals in England and France, as