Brighton Festival Ceilidh
£10, children £7, family ticket £30 (2
adults & 2 children)
Every year the perennial Ceilidh sends the Festival off in style with a whoop and a
holler and a foot-stomping do-si-do! This year is no
exception as South London's Celtic mix
innovators the Flying Chaucers kick-off the carousing
with a flourish of reels, polkas, jigs and hornpipes to get even the most
confirmed wallflower on their toes and in the heart of the action.
Sunday 29th June
Golders Hill Park,
Bandstand. 3 to 5pm Hampstead Heath, NW3 .
Come and be entertained with a lively set of polkas, jigs, reels, songs
Look forward to seeing you there.
"Take your partner by the
hand and get ready to be dozy-dozed by South London's
Celtic Mix innovators - The Flying Chaucers"
Les Elvin – guitar / bass / bazouki
Christopher Evans -
melodeon / whistles
Sarah Pavey -
caller / flute / whistles
Michael Shakespeare - fiddle / mandolin
Mel Wright – percussion
High energy celtic mix innovators, The Flying Chaucers, with their inimitable style of pan European tunes
including Irish, Scottish, English, French, Italian and East European can give
first class entertainment value at any function. The band has built its
reputation on communal ceilidh events around the UK with its
jigs, reels, polkas and waltzes.
The band's origins lie in the Oxleas Woods
River Crossing Campaign
of 1994 when they contributed their first Euro-Celtic performance to a mass of
eco supporters. The band came together from member of folk-rockers
"Traitors Gait", the South London ceilidh collective "Nellie" and others from blues
and indie backgrounds.
The Chaucers gained some notoriety when they
appeared at the mud bath of the 1997 Glastonbury
Festival. They were the first band on as the weather brightened and were well
received with their self penned "Stop The Rain
Over the years The Chaucers have been a hit at
both large and small events. Aside from The Glastonbury Festival, they have made frequent appearances
at The Royal Festival Hall foyer and also played at The Guildford
Festival, in the company of Richard Thompson, The McGarrigles,
Jethro Tull and The
Levellers. They have had fun-packed gigs at the gigantic Brighton Dome,
Blackheath Halls and Cité de la Musique
in Paris (an
Irish festival where other artists included Lunasa,
Sharon Shannon, Altan and the Kane Sisters). They
have also featured on Radio London.
polka –lovin’ Chaucers
will get you jigging around the floor and reeling up the walls! Why not give us
a call now?