The Old Dance School
Sat 25 Oct 2014
The Old Dance School’s expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the music. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their new show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals.
The Old Dance School takes it’s name from the old Betty Fox School of Ballet in Birmingham, then legendary jam session venue, where the band first formed in 2006. Championed by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, the septet’s provocative songs and cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010, and The Scotsman’s Album of the Year.
‘One of the most eclectic and original acts around’
‘Elegant, cinematic, modern acoustic music’
MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2
‘The music is magic in their hands’
‘I’ve come across an absolute gem
BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2
full on, full of life and verve!’
MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2
‘Ear-bending and radiant
album of the year’
‘Probably the best folk band in England’
BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK