Winter EuroDance Weekend
February 23-25 based at Brewery House, Ketton

A weekend of dancing, workshops and sessions with the legendary Blowzabella (on Friday night as part of their 40th year tour) and the fabulous Eel Grinders on a rare visit from the West Country.

Weekend Accommodatioon - Dormitory loft, orchard camping, camper vans in Ketton, Redwings Lodge (£39) in Morcott. Contact 01780 720 521

Friday February 23rd 

Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763 203
7.30 pm £15 (under 18s £6)

Legendary folk band Blowzabella return to Stamford Arts Centre as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. They make an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of the tunes they've composed are "standards" in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet, whistle; Paul James - vocals, border bagpipes, saxophones, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone.

Saturday February 24th
The Eel Grinders

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton
11-1 and 3-5 Instrumental and dance workshops. £10
8 pm. Bal. £10.
Contact 01780 720 521

The Eel Grinders have over twelve years experience playing for dance, specialising in both British and French traditions. Their music moves with grace and style and is delivered with sparkling virtuosity on border pipes, whistles, trumpet, accordion, fiddle and percussion. Their music has been featured on Radio 3's Late Junction program. Expect elements of classical, traditional and jazz, with richly textured arrangements and powerful harmonies executed with a sparkling virtuosity. The Eel Grinders will teach traditional French Dance workshops - with the stylish dance variations from the Morvan region a speciality, as well as string and orchestral music workshops.

David Faulkner : English bagpipes, whistles, trumpet; Lawrence Morgan-Anstee : English bagpipes, whistles; Helena Torpy: Violin, percussion, voice; Steve Turner : Accordion

Friday Feb 23 - Blowzabella

Stamford Arts Centre Bookings 01780 763 203
8 – 11 £15 (under 18s £6)

11.30 Late session at Brewery House PE9 3TA

Saturday Feb 24 - The Eel Grinders

The Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

8-10 Breakfast
11-1 Beginners dance workshop – David
Tune workshop – Helena
1-3 Bring and share lunch
3-5 Morvan dance workshop – Helena and Steve
Orchestral music workshop – David and Lawrence
6-8 Evening Meal
8 – 11 Bal
11 - Late session in Brewery House studio
Workshops £5 each, Bal £10 Bookings 01780 720 521
Evening Meal + Bal £20 Bookings 01780 720 238

Sunday Feb 25
Brewery House, Ketton

9-11 Breakfast
11-1 Session or walk
1 Pub lunch or Bring and share lunch