Four Hand Band

Mary Humphreys and Anahata play ceilidhs as a duo
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Mary Humphreys
electric piano
Mary and Anahata are well known for their performances of traditional English song and instrumentals based on traditional English tunes. They also play for dancing as part of other bands: English Rebellion with Nick and Mary Barber from Huddersfield, Fendragon in the Cambridge area, and Ethel's Cats, 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 Beale, fRoots.

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.


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Phone 01638 720444