Dave JollyMelodeon, Concertina, VocalsDave has established a considerable reputation at festivals in England and France for his unique interpretations of sea songs, shanties and traditional music. Sometimes passionate, sometime humourous but always entertaining. His other bands have included Guernsey shanty group Jenkins’ Ear, the English dance band Stocai with Chris Walshaw and Cliff Stapleton, and the trio Gentleman’s Relish. Recordings include two albums with Stocai and a well received solo album “By Land And Sea”Dave lives on the River Vilaine in Brittany.
Alan LambMelodeon, fiddle and cello, vocalsAlan’sdiscographyincludestwoalbumswiththeLateNightBand,tracksonthealbum “EnglishFiddlePlayers”andalbumswithCliffStapleton,RodStradling,AgnesBurnell,Chris WoodandAndyTurner.HealsofeaturesintheAnglo/Frenchmelodeontunebook“Liasons Diatoniques” along with Andy Cutting, Marc Peron, Frederic Paris and Bruno le Tron.MostrecentlyhehasplayedwithBoldwoodandcanbeseeninaperiwigplayingdance music for the BBC’s epic Cornish series “Poldark”. AlanwasborninIrelandandasayoungmanfarmedanddredgedforoystersonthewest coast of Galway. The family has had a fiddle player in every generation back to 1740.Alan lives on the river Severn.
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Penny McCarthyClarinet, Vocals, Renaissance Recorders, Euphonium, Vocals, Penny started playing traditional music on the clarinet with her family as a girl, touring in England, France and Belgium. A period at the University of Rennes and membership of the Circle Celtique de Rennes led to an interest in Breton traditional music and Penny also collected many tunes from old players in the Vendee and Auvergne in the 1970s. In conjunction with Folk South West Penny founded Live Wires, a community music project working with young musicians in the West Country to raise the profile of musical traditions in the region.Penny is originally from the port city of Liverpool.
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Richard HeacockFiddle, VocalsA founder member of Boldwood, Richard played fiddle and viola on their album “Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now,” and with The Warleggan Village Band, on their album “Haste to the Dance”. Richard can be seen playing dance music with Alan for the BBC’s epic Cornish series “Poldark”. Other ventures have included a regular duo at Halsway Manor with Paul Hutchinson and the Anglo Breton Dance Band The Andro Sisters. As a composer he has worked extensively for the BBC and hwritten music for The National Theatre. He wrote the music for Tony Robinson's "The Worst Jobs in History"! (Channel 4)
The Sea Band’s musicianslive on two of Europe’s great rivers,the Severn in Western England and the Vilaine in Brittany.
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