An out of the ordinary English Ceilidh Band - saxophone, trumpet and no drums. A full and fluid sound with a light touch and a significant swing to it, with some tunes head and shoulders above the normal Ceilidh fare. It's a band people travel far to dance to (and people do).

The CD Splitting the night sounds thin if you are looking for rock-influenced dance music and only hear a track or snippet on the radio, the sound is far fuller live. It does however contain one of the hottest tunes around for English Ceilidh, Dark Girl dressed in Blue. Brassroots has more edge to it but perhaps even still does not do the live band justice.

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Recordings

Splitting the Night

Florida, 1992, FLP002CD and FLP002MC

Brassroots

Florida, 1995, FLP003CD and FLP003MC
Brassy exhuberance bubbles through... Florida get better every time I head them, Folk Routes.

Danse Macabre

Florida, 1999, FLP004CD and FLP004MC

Untitled

Florida, 2005, FLP005CD

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