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Blowzabella are Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion),Jon Swayne (bagpipes, saxophones), Paul James (bagpipes, saxophones), Jo Freya (saxophones, clarinet, whistle), Gregory Jolivet (hurdy gurdy), Dave Shepherd (violin), Barn Stradling (bass)
The band make an inimitible, driving, drone based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of the tunes they've composed are 'standards' in the modern British Europenn folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Indeed they are a major influence for bands across Europe. A folk band of rare quality!
Come and dance a storm to some more interesting English traditional dances and some European couple dances that Blowzabella have popularised. To make the most of it learn the dances in the afternoon workshop.