top of page
Blaenau Ffestiniog

Matt plays lovely accordion. And his guitar gives real depth to jigs

and reels, and fills out all the band's songs and tunes.  He's also a great

banjo player and his 5-string highlights several of the songs...

especially the Irish and American numbers...  while the tenor banjo

for picking traditional and modern songs and tunes. And he

sometimes takes the vocals, especially if it's a Pogues'  number. 



Philippa is a brilliant fiddle player, bringing colour and depth to

everything the band does, especially when it's an Irish, Scottish or

American tune... with added extras if it's a Welsh number!

Phil's playing is at the heart of what we do, whether it's a lively jig or reel,

a slow melody or a virtuoso section where the fiddle shines through.

On top of that she can also add the lovely tones of the cello when it's

something that really benefits from those long steady tones.


Me bodhran.JPG

Graham plays bodhran on the tunes, plus whistles, harmonica, and 'bones' (or spoons).  And he's the band's main singer.

He's another one with wide tastes, from country to a cappella and 

through to The Saw Doctors and The Bully Wee Band, and

from English and Celtic folk classics to Dylan and Woodie

Guthrie, via Bellowhead, Show of Hands and many others.



Dave is not only a brilliant musician but also an award-winning, classically-trained music producer and arranger - from Tenby - with 25+ years of experience creating world-class song arrangements and productions.

He mainly plays U-bass and lays down the foundation of our songs and tunes, but he's also there with guitar, keyboard or any other instrument you want to throw at him.

And then there's the fifth, 'occasional' member is Pete. He's a founder member of the band

and although he moved a hundred miles away but still joins us whenever he can...

sometimes on guitar but mainly concertina, leading on the  jigs, reels and polkas.

His  musical tastes run from traditional English songs and tunes, through Irish and

Scottish music and on to modern folk and country.


bottom of page