What We Can Offer Festival OrganisersEnglish Rebellion can offer the folk festival organiser:
- High Energy English Ceilidh - our main activity as a band.
Nick and Mary Barber ran a very popular Big Band Workshop at
Sidmouth Folk Week for many years, in which Mary and Anahata
Nick has run workshops in melodeon playing.
Mary and Anahata have run musicians' workshops ranging from a single half-morning session to an extended (Easter) weekend, on topics such as tunes from the Fens, playing in harmony and playing for dancing.
- Concert Appearances
Mary and Anahata have extensive experience of performing
traditional songs and tunes in folk
clubs and on festival concert platforms.
The band has also done concert spots with Nick and Mary Barber playing tunes as a duo and have some song arrangements for the whole band.
- Hosting Sessions
- All band members are experienced in hosting and leading English music sessions at festivals.
- Ouside of the folk dance and festival scene, we can play for weddings. As well as the obvious wedding ceilidh as part of your reception party, we can play a mixture of lively and gentler music to accompany your ceremony.