Stomp (or rather Stömp with an ö - browser permitting) have settled into being an excellent band with a good mix of danceable tunes. They had a period (Sidmouth 1995?) when they followed a 'heavier' route and sounded more like a Rock Ceilidh band, energetic but with the loss of their earlier light touch, but more recently they've found that touch again. If you like Woodpecker or a lighter Peeping Tom then you'll like Stömp.

Recordings

Machine without Horses

Stömp, 1999, WPCD003

's got good stuff on this CD. Engelskan and Brudmarsch will get you running back, back and back again to the CD player to hit the replay button, Mother Russia makes you wonder why it's taken so long for eCeilidh bands to cover Iron Maiden tunes. Dangerously danceable.

  • Tars of the Victory / Bob and Joan (Trad arr Stömp)
  • Robertson's Hornpipe (Trad arr Stömp) / Braker's Yarka (Hawkey arr Stömp)
  • Martin's Waltz (Masson arr Stömp)
  • Engelskan (Malmquist arr Stömp)
  • Ralph's Hornpipe (Chippindale arr Stömp) / One Day in June (Sture arr Stömp)
  • Machines Without Horses / Art Wooton's Quadrille (Trad arr Stömp)
  • Pachelbel's Canon (arr Stömp)
  • Alexandra Park (Trad arr Stömp) / Sod the Flat (Masson arr Stömp)
  • Jour D'Eté (Paris arr Stömp)
  • Billet Doux (Masson arr Stömp) / The Blarney Pilgrim (Trad arr Stömp)
  • Brudmarsch Till Per Och Anna (Moraeus arr Stömp) /
  • Buttered Peas (Trad arr Stömp)
  • North Country Polka (Trad arr Stömp) / Mother Russia (Iron Maiden arr Stömp)

Reviewed by Musical Traditions

I claim my Five Pounds

Stömp, 2006, OSMO CD034

  • Mockfjäd (Trad)
  • Polskas (Trad)
  • Pete's Italian (Curenta / Knocknagow) (M. Martinotti / Trad)
  • Campaign (A. King)
  • Mr Giffords's Maggot (Charles Bridge / Herbert Smith's) (S. Masson / Trad)
  • La Chapka (V. Leutreu)
  • Scan Tester's (Trad)
  • Modus Mats (M. Edén)
  • Milladoira (Danza de Albarellos / The Entry) (Trad / M. Raven)
  • Rock and a Wee Pickle (Wee Pickle Tow/Billy the Fish) (Trad / C.R. Taylor)
  • You are Lobby Lud (A. King)
  • Dry September (S. Masson)
  • Top of the Rons (S. Masson)
  • The Rebel Soldier (Trad)

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