Another one of the more deceptive English Ceilidh bands, not loud and no drums but playing with a style that can leave you considerably exhausted after a handful of dances. They have a nice touch and play the tunes with a good lift tempting you to dance quite a bit more energetically than planned. It was also the case that a number of tunes were on the fast side - it wasn't the classic "music with holes" giving space and time for improvisation. In particular the most excellent Old John Peel/Tom Cave pair cries out to be played at a schottische-able speed....

When I saw them, with Keith Chandler calling, there were more square dances than is usual in English Ceilidh and no free-style polkas and schottisches until the end of the evening.


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