“The Lakeland Fiddlers”
It seems a shame that no one has left any comment here. All I can say is bless any community gathering of fiddlers to share music and inspire others, and to also, in this case, take on local takes on various melodies and give exercise to bows and feet and smiles.
In my time just south of there I have only ever heard praise for their activities and efforts. May they continue for a long time, hoping dance gets a chance to answer their passions for rhythm and melody. After all, it is dance music on the whole.
Keep up the good works - ‘c’
& I should have added, they do get the occassional chance to play for a bit of dancing - :-) - as you’ll hear on the "Greensleeves Dance Set", the fifth of seven audio samples the link above will take you to…
CD & notes - “Lakeland Fiddlers: One Big Fiddle”
One very appreciated plus with this recording is that it comes with an insert of notes. Here follows just one page/fold of that, about the Lakeland Fiddlers and listing those that contributed to this recording, starting with two links…
The Lakeland Fiddlers is a community band, with fluid membership, established in 2000. Our repertoire focuses on Lakelnad fiddle tunes, thought not exclusively. We perform at galas, community events and celebrations, for listening and dancing. It is lead by Carolyn Francis.
Lakeland Fiddlers featured on this album are:
Walter Lloyd - ‘Big Fiddle’ = upright bass/double bass
Richard Selvidge - guitar