Well Dressed Band

We play for ceilidhs and barn dances in S Yorks and the Peak District

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This is the website of the Well Dressed Band.  We are a community band based in the Peak District and we play for ceilidhs and barn dances in the local area including South Yorkshire.  The band also gives an opportunity for aspiring folk musicians to learn to play for dances in a friendly atmosphere.

The Band in Lockdown

During the lockdown for Covid19 the band have had to find other ways to practise.  On Tuesday evenings, when we would normally meet to practise, we have been having a virtual practice via Zoom.  It is not possible to play along on Zoom, because of the inbuilt delay, but we have been muting our sound and playing along at home, either to a lead player or a recording of the band.  Another way of hearing other band members has been to create virtual recordings.  A master track is created and circulated. Band members then record themselves playing along to it.  All the recordings are then collated to create the final full band recording. The response from band members has been amazing.  Not only have we created some great music but it has been a valuable learning opportunity for people to listen to themselves playing.

We have created five sets which will be used for a virtual Home Grown Ceilidh on 20th September.  Use the contact form if you would like an invitation.  Details about how to connect will be sent out prior to the event.

The five sets are:

Jigs - Fiery Clockface, St Georges Day

Polkas - 3rd January, Old Time Polka

Reels - New Road to Alston, Will's Way

Set Dance - Buttered Peas, Curry Polka

Waltzes - West Leyden Peek-a-Boo

Virtual Home Grown Ceilidh

After our successful virtual ceilidh on 20th September we plan to hold another - probably on 22nd November.  More details to follow.

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