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Dandy Jim

Sit back and enjoy a rare treat - as a rare bunch of old time diehards get together to share formidable musicianship and versatility, right here at Orwell! Songs and tunes from across the old time board, fiddles, banjos, guitars and vocals in more combinations than you’d care to shake a stick at – not to mention the double bass…. Definitely not to be missed!

Down Trodden String Band

Four musicians with long experience of playing acoustic music of all kinds, we first came together to provide music for an Appalachian dance group based in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Since then we have gone on to play concerts, barn dances and festivals all around central England. A line -up which features two flavours of mandolin plus banjo and guitar produces a distinctive, driving style on the tunes and most songs feature three or four part harmony. In addition to regular concert and barn dance appearances, we are also to be found at the Thursday old-time session in The Queen's Arms, Bridge Street, Bakewell.

A&E Oldtime String Band

Andy ‘Accident’ Quelch and Emily ‘Emergency’ Smith. Andy’s signature rhythm playing and Emily’s fiery fiddlin’ bring a fresh vibrancy to old time fiddle tunes and spirited drive to American folk songs. They’ve also been known to throw in the odd Western Swing favourite for good measure. Between them, they play guitar, fiddle, mandolin, old time clawhammer banjo, and they also sing.

Chiltern String Band

Based in the Herts/Bucks area, the Chiltern String Band comprises some members of the popular Tappalachian Band who come together in a friendly flexible format to deliver old time American musical entertainment for parties, special events, and festivals. Mini dance demonstrations and participatory Appalachian clogging workshops have been arranged for your enjoyment here at Orwell. It’s all good Old-Time fun.

The Glorification

Steeped in the traditions of American ‘old timey’ music, The Glorification are a four-piece string band and follow the musical trail of such luminaries as Gid Tanner, the Carter Family and Uncle Dave Macon, through to the contemporary stylings of Gillian Welch, John Prine and Emmylou Harris. With a repertoire of soaring Appalachian ballads, sweet country blues and foot-stomping dance tunes, The Glorification combine fine instrumental musicianship with delightful close harmony singing. Renowned for their lively and entertaining stage shows, The Glorification play their monthly gigs at The Lamb in Islington,and run London's most welcoming jam session at The Cobden in Camden.