A Small Band in West Yorkshire
Mary and Anahata moved from Cambridgeshire to West Yorkshire in
August 2017 and are now looking for ceilidh bookings anywhere within a sensible range of Keighley (West Yorkshire and Lancashire).
Mary Humphreys and Anahata are well known for their performances of
and instrumentals based on traditional
English tunes. They also play for dancing as part of other bands:
Barley Cote Band
Chris Partington, English
with Nick and Mary Barber from Huddersfield, and
(less frequently now)
, originally a
Cambridge based band.
For smaller dances, though (and not necessarily all that small...)
Mary and Anahata can make a perfectly good band by themseleves.
They will provide a caller or work with the caller of your choice,
and have their own PA system which is the same as used by
Fendragon. Their music is the product of years of research looking
for good English tunes that are perfect for this type of dancing.
They play with joyful, bouncy energy, tunes that were designed to
get you on your feet and your feet off the floor!
Both are talented musicians who excel in a range of traditional musical
skills and their performance on Saturday combined a solid danceable rhythm
with inventive lines around a range of well-chosen ceilidh tunes. - Steve
Jones, Ryburn 3 Step, February 2019.
See Us and hear Us
Two videos on YouTube, both from the afternoon ceilidh at The
Traditional Music Day at Stowmarket on 6 September 2010, run by East Anglian Traditional Music Trust
Thanks to Sarah (LadyDeTemps) for putting these on the net.
For booking enquiries
Phone 01535 501017