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Event and Gigs list

Here is a list of gigs and other events that Phil is involved in:

31 March 2018 - 1 April 2018 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
Easter Bunnies
I will be dancing in Derbyshire with The Bunnies From Hell. Saturday we'll be in Bakewell and then at Haddon Hall. On Sunday we'll be in Castleton and then The LadyBower Inn.
7 April 2018 as percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Village Barn Dance
I will be playing with The Bang On The Wall Band for a village barn dance in Illston-on-the-hill. Alison Riggall will be calling the dances.
14 April 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
I will be playing percussion and calling the dances with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding ceilidh.
15 April 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Singaround
I will be hosting the songs and music session at The Poppy and Pint for the Poppy Folk Club.
21 April 2018 as dance caller and musician with The Four Foot Four
St George’s Day Mediaeval Banquet
I will be playing some tunes and calling some dances.
4 May 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Festival Folk Club
Phil will be hosting a singaround with The Poppy Folk Club at Upton upon Severn Folk Festival.
5 May 2018 as dance caller with Bellows, Scratchitt and Pluckitt
Ceilidh
Phil will be calling the dances for a private event.
9 May 2018 as musician and singer with Martin Wildig
Nottingham City Arts Folk Prom
Martin and I will be playing a short spot supporting Marc Block.
12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
Exmoor Morris Weekend
I will be dancing with Bunnies at The Exmoor Border Morris weekend of dance.
19 May 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Red Fox Ceilidh
I will be playing and calling the dances with The Bang On The Wall Band at Red Fox Ceilidhs in Leicester.
20 May 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Nick Dow and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne
We are putting on a concert at The Poppy Folk Club with Nick Dow and with Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne. I shall be helping organise the event and will be hosting a singaround after the concert.
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018 with Sergeant Musgraves Dance
Chippenham Folk Festival
I shall be going to Chippenham Folk Festival with Sergeant Musgraves Dance.
2 June 2018 - 3 June 2018 as dancer with Anstey Morris Men
Anstey Morris Weekend of Dance
I shall be dancing with Anstey Morris at our 35th anniversary weekend of dance.
16 June 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
I will be calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding party.
17 June 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Singaround
I will be hosting the songs and music session at The Poppy and Pint for the Poppy Folk Club.
23 June 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
I will be calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding party.
7 July 2018 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Family Party
I will be calling the dances for a ceilidh at a family party.
14 July 2018 as dancer caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
I will be playing percussion and calling the dances with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding ceilidh.
15 July 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer
We are putting on a concert at The Poppy Folk Club with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. I shall be helping organise the event and will be hosting a singaround after the concert.
28 July 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Ceilidh
I shall be calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a ceilidh at Deda in Derby.
22 September 2018 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Ceilidh
I will be calling the dances for a private party.


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Barn Dance and Ceilidh
I play percussion and tin whistle with The Bang On The Wall Band. I also work as a dance caller for barn dances and ceilidhs, usually with other bands, but sometimes with Bang On The Wall.
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Singing and Playing
I play percussion and tin whistle with The Bang On The Wall Band. I also play a little on the Anglo concertina. I enjoy singing traditional and not so traditional folk songs. I started, and still help to run The Poppy Folk Club in the Lady Bay Area of West Bridgford, Nottingham. I also attend a number of music sessions and other folk clubs, singarounds, etc.
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Morris Dancing
I have been bagman, squire and foreman for Anstey Morrismen, and foreman for Sergeant Musgraves Dance. I also occasionally dance with The Bunnies From Hell. My first side though was, and still is The Hinckley Plough Bullockers.
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The Bunnies From Hell
The Bunnies From Hell are easily recognisable from the attire of the dancers which is basically whatever each individual dancer chooses, but is limited in colour to black, grey, and of course, pink.
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The Bang On The Wall Band
The Bang On The Wall Band is a barn dance and ceilidh band based in the East Midlands. Martin Wildig and I formed the band in 1997 after the previous band (The ACME Dance Company) that we both played in folded. The band works with a number of different dance callers. Our main regular caller for many years was Laz Gilbert, but nowadays I usually call the dances myself.
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Poppy Folk Club
The Poppy Folk Club meets once a month at the Poppy and Pint in the Lady Bay Area of West Bridgford, Nottingham. We have a nice big room upstairs at the pub. Generally we alternate each month between a songs and music session and a concert night where we have a guest artist to perform, followed by a singaround for anyone wanting to stay afterwards to sing or play.
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Sergeant Musgraves Dance
Sergeant Musgraves Dance are a mixed Northwest Morris side based in Nottingham and Derby. We meet to practice at the scout hut on Hanley avenue in Bramcote. I was foreman (dance teacher and choreographer) for many years until recently moving away from the area. I hope to still be able to join the side to dance occasionally.
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Anstey Morris
Everards Brewery Anstey Morrismen meet for practice on a Wednesday evening every week from October until around the end of April (except over Christmas) at The Church Rooms in Anstey. 8-10pm then afterwards entire to The Old Hare and Hounds. Over the summer we dance out at a different pub every Wednesday, and also visit the occasional dance weekend, festivals and other events.
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