04 Sep 2020


7:30 pm


Free - donations welcome



Striding Edge


Striding Edge play uplifting Cumbrian ceilidh music and song. In the last 25 years they have played over 1000 shows in Cumbria, North Lancashire and beyond and established themselves as one of North West England’s classic ceilidh bands.


Striding Edge concerts are a feast of colourful music drawn from their roots in the Cumbrian tradition: soulful ballads with four-part harmony vocals; relevant contemporary songs; lively jigs, reels and hornpipes on a remarkable array of instruments.


“Accomplished, considered and satisfyingly different.”  **** Rock and Reel magazine


Striding Edge are:

Mike Willoughby: lead vocalist and dance caller. He also plays melodeon, bouzouki, harmonica and electric guitar

Carolyn Francis: lead instrumentalist – fiddle, border bagpipes and trombone plus harmony vocals

Ben McCabe: drums and French horn, harmony vocals

Rick Middleton: double bass and mandolin, dance caller and harmony vocalist

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