Name: Threlkeld Village Hall
Phone: 07931 679654
Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria,
Adult £10 (£5 under 18)
Threlkeld is located off the A66 in Cumbria, 4 miles west of Keswick and 13 miles east of Penrith. From Penrith, junction 40 on the M6, follow signs to Keswick and after 13 miles turn right into Threlkeld Village. Do not follow your Sat Nav after this point - the Village Hall is located 0.5 mile along on the left hand side. From Keswick follow signs to Penrith and after 4 miles take the first left signposted Threlkeld. The Village Hall is 0.5 mile along on the right hand side.
As part of Threlkeld’s celebratory weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are hosting a Ceilidh with the Bald Mountain String Band. The ceilidh takes place on Saturday, 4th June at 7:30pm. Bar and Box Office from 6:45pm. Tickets £10 (£5 under 18s) from Threlkeld Village Hall coffee shop, PO or on-line at www.threlkeldvillagehall.org/whats-on.
Having started in the 60s as the Berkshire Tragedy, Peter and Chris, along with concertina and melodeon player, and clog dancer, Ian Dunmur, played together until Chris and Peter moved to the Lakes in 1987. Then Ian and Ailsa ?? joined them to form Reunion. Sadly, the ravages of time took Ian and Ailsa from them and after a year or two of being a two-piece band, they became a family band, joined by daughter Jo and her husband Mick. Hence, Bald Mountain String Band was born. Peter and Jo play fiddles, Mick the ukulele and percussion and Chris on guitar and bass guitar.
Throughout this long association they have played traditional music gleaned from all over the British Isles and have a wonderfully extensive repertoire of tunes for traditional dances. Added to that are melodies just for listening to. They have worked with many different callers who will call a variety of dances including square dances from America.
Sally Hardaker often calls for them. She has a variety of interesting dances, some to challenge regular dancers and a great deal of patience for groups less quick to pick up the moves. She is also a flautist and enjoys any opportunity to play with the band. They have all been involved in clog and step dancing for over 50 years and very much enjoy making music for people to dance to.
Why Bald Mountain? Well, bald mountain is Mell Fell which has been their neighbour for more than 35 years.
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