About The Castle Band
Located in Northumberland and Newcastle Upon Tyne -Tyne and Wear- The Castle Band is a lively Northumbrian barn dance band which plays for barn dances, ceilidhs, festivals, weddings and private functions.
The Castle Band specialises in the very rhythmical jigs, reels and hornpipes and the tuneful slow airs and waltzes which feature in the traditional music of Northumberland and the Borders. Furthermore, the band’s repertoire also includes many newly written additions to the Northumbrian tradition.
How they work
The basis of the band’s great sound is the traditional blend of fiddle and accordion, supported by a rhythm section which, depending on availability or your requirements, can include second accordion and drums, with piano and bass from the left hand side of Nathan Armstrong’s MIDI accordion. For those who don’t know the dances, their own caller, Ruth Ball, will explain all the steps and encourage the cautious to join in.
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