Email the Band The Casterbridge Band exists to have fun providing lively music for dancers much as the village bands of Thomas Hardy’s time and before would have done.

In fact you may have seen Colin appearing as the fiddle player in the TV dramatisations of The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess

It’s our job to ensure everyone has a great time and barn dancing is an inclusive activity that brings all generations together.

Will plays piano, guitar and melodeon, Colin fiddle and guitar.

Our regular caller Ruth is also a great fiddle player, often playing with the band once the dance has ‘got going’.

We specialize in English music, with a sprinkling of tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and Scandinavia

For larger events we augment the band sometimes with Ruth playing and a different caller or with a variety of instruments to suit the occasion.
With the band comes a high quality PA so you can clearly hear both the band and the caller’s instructions.

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Somerset and Dorset folk events

Tim Laycock

COLIN THOMPSON
RUTH THOMPSON
WILL FERRIS
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