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have been fuelling ceilidhs, barn-dances, weddings and all kinds of celebrations with jigs, reels and heart-broken airs for an effortless 30 years. And we’re proud to say that almost every booking has followed a recommendation from a satisfied customer.

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We play mainly English, Irish & Scottish traditional dance musics so we can give you a mixed bag or a themed all-Scottish / Irish / English set. All of the band have been involved in other kinds of music, so we can add some French, American and even Transylvanian flavours if you’d like us to.

Unless you only want background or listening music, SPINACH comes with a caller to teach and lead the dances. Our regular caller is PAM HAYES. She’s hugely popular, great with adults, children, experienced and inexperienced dancers alike. She’ll add some dances from around the world into the mix if you want her to, and she can even call in French.

FOR YOUR CELEBRATION \ BARN DANCE \ WEDDING \ BURNS’ NIGHT \ ST. PATRICK’S NIGHT \ CHARITY FUND-RAISER . . . DEVON / CORNWALL / SOMERSET / DORSET & BEYOND

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FOR YOUR CELEBRATION, BARN DANCE, WEDDING, BURNS’ NIGHT, ST. PATRICK’S NIGHT, CHARITY FUND-RAISER etc.
DEVON, CORNWALL, SOMERSET, DORSET - THE WESTCOUNTRY AND BEYOND!!

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SPINACH CEILIDHS

SPINACH CEILIDHS

can be any time and anywhere, but a typical evening ceilidh lasts from 7.30 until 11.30 pm.

We’re happy to play for most of that time with a break somewhere around the middle, but if you want to work it another way, that’s no problem - we’re very flexible!

What else? Click the headings on the right for more information, or get in touch - our contact details are at the bottom of the page.

SPINACH CEILIDHS can be any time and anywhere, but a typical evening ceilidh lasts from 7.30 until 11.30 pm.

We’re happy to play for most of that time with a break somewhere around the middle, but if you want to work it another way, that’s no problem - we’re very flexible!

What else? Click the headings below for more information, or get in touch - our contact details are at the bottom of the page.

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Ban Van Weede & Joel Segal, Fiddles.
Howard Harrison, Guitar
Martin Henning, Bass

THE BAND . . .

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BEN VAN WEEDE

Fiddle.

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JOEL SEGAL

Fiddle.

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HOWARD HARRISON

Guitar.

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MARTIN HENNING

Bass.

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BEN VAN WEEDE

Fiddle. Studied music at Dartington, has researched & collected folk music, worked in music theatre & community arts & has taught for Wren Music & Devon Music.

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JOEL SEGAL

Fiddle. Joel brings Jewish & Romanian flavours to the repertoire. He also plays with Kevara (klezmer).

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HOWARD HARRISON

Guitar and sometimes flute. Has also been involved in Indo-Jazz fusions (Dhani), leads a community Samba Band & has written many educational music books. Inventor of the Cardboard Nose Flute.

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MARTIN HENNING

Bass. Also plays with Poisson Rouge (Breton Dance Music), Kevara (klezmer), The Bootleg Swing Band (Gypsy Swing) and hosts Phonic FM's Roots & Shoots.

GIGLIST

GIGLIST . . .

NEXT PUBLIC GIG : AUGUST 9, 2017 / 12 - 2.30pm / SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL / ANCHOR GARDENS

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Nov 25 / Whitestone
Dec 9 / Chudleigh
Dec 29 / Lympstone


2018

Jan 13 / Willand
Jan 20 / Plymouth / Burns Night
Jan 26 / Topsham Rugby Club / Burns' Night
Feb 10 / Great Barn, Higher Ashton
Feb 22 / Dawlish Warren / Burns Night
Feb 24 / Priston Mill
March 17 / Bournemouth
May 7 / Exford (Simonsbath Festival - trio)
May 7 / Blagdon
May 26 / Dartmouth Royal Naval College
June 23 / Teignmouth Folk Festival
June 30 / Bristol Zoo
August 4 / Dawlish
August 18 / Oak Barn, Hittisleigh
August 25 / Lympstone
Nov 3 / Woodbury VH

NEXT PUBLIC GIG : AUGUST 9, 2017 / 12 - 2.30pm / SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL / ANCHOR GARDENS

CONTACT

CONTACT . . .

Phone Joel : 07790 906118 or
Martin : 01837 871498 / 07792 070325
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