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Barn Dance with the Phoenix Dance Band and Caller Baz Parkes
October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ryburn 3 Step’s 2017 – 18 programme of Barn Dances at Waring Green Community Centre in Brighouse starts on 21 October with the Phoenix Band and Caller Baz Parkes.
Baz Parkes allegedly “enjoys a national reputation for his entertaining style” as a caller for Folk Dances up and down the country.
The Phoenix Dance Band is a hard-swinging traditional style dance band who specialise in playing for ceilidhs and barn dances.
Phoenix’s tune repertory is drawn from all over the British Isles and well beyond, but is played in a style that is distinctively English. Each band member has decades of experience of playing for dancing, but all take special delight in playing their music together.
The members of the band are:
Steve Harrison: Harmonicas (Official Brawl, Rough Music, The Herb Boys, Black Box Band);
Rod Stradling: Melodeons (Oak, Old Swan, Edward ll, Feckless, ECDB, Tiger Moth);
Mike Pinder: Fiddle (Flying Clouds, Grey Eagle, English Rebellion, Village Band);
Fran Wade: Fiddle (Dalriada, Grand Union, Flying Clouds, Village Band, Tiger Moth).
Start 8:00 p.m. finish about 11:00 p.m, bring your own refreshments.
Admission £9:00 (£8:00 concessions).