Folky dancing music in the best acoustic tradition of Morris, or similar country dance, with melodeon, keyboards, mouth-organ, guitar, drums and bass. A joyful opportunity for a hearty knees-up. Daniel Perret in "Kindred Spirit" (December-February 1996/97)

My guess from the recording (Headonic Ranking) is that they are better to dance to than that... They bring to mind the Ran Tan Band, not from a similarlity of sound but the same infusion of excitement. Ceilidh bands normally come over better live than recorded so these should be good


From Here to the Bottle Bank

The Café Sol Band, 1992?, Instant Records, INS RE 003

Side A

  • Smirnoff/Tennants (Wright)
  • Rottweiller (Wright)
  • Pimm's No. 4 (Wright)
  • Backwoods Woman (Gay)
  • Waltz in A (Wright)
  • Pimm's No. 1 (Cuckoo Waltz) (Wright)

Side B

  • Guiness (Wright)
  • The Telephone Song (Gay)
  • Little Baby / Big Daddy (Langsbury)
  • Pimms No. 3 (Wright)
  • The Rough with the Smooth (Ashley)

Headonic Ranking

The Café Sol Band, 1996, Ophiuchvs Recordvs, OPH008

Side A

  • Mira (Wright)
  • Poulton (Wright)
  • Pimm's No. 3 (Wright)
  • Rottweiller (Wright)
  • Pimm's No. 4 (Wright)

Side B

  • Tennents (Wright)
  • Superbock (Wright)
  • V.S.O.P (Wright)
  • Smirnoff (Wright)

More information

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