been playing in
one form or another since the mid-1990s, with James at the heart of
things, squeezing tunes out of a variety of boxes and at events in many
guitar, fiddle & vocals, Fiona on
bass, James on
melodeon, accordion & concertina, Nick on whistles
and percussion, Philip on
mandolin, Rob our caller, and Steve on
guitar and vocals
Mostly around the North
England - particularly Greater
Manchester. With lots of notice and encouragement and promise
a good audience we can be persuaded to travel further afield.
centres... so long as there's enough space
for the six of us and our kit (we like
stages!), and enough space for
dancing if you want it.
of our gigs are for private events, but occasionally they are ticketed
and open to a wider audience. We'll list any
such events here.
In the meantime, here's a recent (2016) recording
and here are a couple of snippets of us playing in Bury for a ceilidh in
We have a repertoire that includes dance tunes
(mostly English - some our own compositions) for
ceilidhs and songs
and tunes that can be
enjoyed just as
well from a seated position.
We've played at weddings, civil partnerships, birthdays,
by and large are willing to do so again.
We can provide a full evening's
dancing, a 'listening' evening and all variations between.
further details about booking us, read this info
Read comments and feedback
from people who we've played for recently
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- for the rehearsal space and friendly welcome throughout the year
Friends and family -
for putting up, supporting, encouraging, humouring...
band members - for contributing to the story
that has been
and will be the EarthQuakers, Including...
Kate, Richard, Wendy, Richard
(a different one, not a typo!), Rachel, Penny,
and all those
people who have invited us to their parties and events
and entertained us as we have entertained them.