Mary 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:
with Nick and Mary Barber from Huddersfield,
Cambridge area, and Ethel's
, a trio with Sousaphone player Dave Parker from
Peterborough, in which Mary plays English concertina.
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!
the tunes ... all
played with verve, good arrangements and the slightly ramshackle
rhythm that is one of the glories of English music - Nick
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 01638 720444