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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
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
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
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
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
playing some tunes and calling some dances.
4 May 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Festival Folk Club
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
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
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
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
dancing with Anstey Morris at our 35th anniversary weekend of dance.
10 June 2018 as dancer with Cam Valley Morris Men
Morris Dancing
dancing with the Cam Valley morris Men at The Ring O Bells, Hinton Blewett.
14 June 2018 as dancer with Cam Valley Morris Men
Morris Dancing
dancing along with Cam Valley Morrismen as guests of Bathampton Morris Men.
16 June 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
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
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
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding party.
24 June 2018 as dancer with Cam Valley Morris Men
Morris Dancing
dancing with The Cam Valley Morris Men at The Bishop's Palace in Wells.
30 June 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for someone's wedding anniversary party.
7 July 2018 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Family Party
calling the dances for a ceilidh at a family party.
8 July 2018 as caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Anniversary Party
playing percussion and calling the dances with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding anniversary ceilidh.
14 July 2018 as dancer caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
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
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a ceilidh at Deda in Derby.
4 August 2018 - 5 August 2018 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
Wells Next The Sea Carnival
dancing at Wells next the Sea carnival.
7 August 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding ceilidh.
19 August 2018 as dancer with Cam Valley Morris Men
The Mid-Somerset Show
dancing with The Cam Valley Morris Men.
25 August 2018 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances for a wedding ceilidh.
26 August 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding ceilidh
playing percussion and calling the dances.
1 September 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
birthday party barn dance
calling the dances and playing percussion in the band for a 50th birthday party.
8 September 2018 as percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
playing percussion in the band for a wedding ceilidh.
15 September 2018 as dancer with Anstey Morris Men
Anstey Morris End of Season Dance Tour
dancing with Anstey Morris Men.
16 September 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Dave Shepherd and Anna Pack
We are putting on a concert night at The Poppy Folk Club. I am helping organise the event and will be hosting a singaround / music session at the end of the evening.
22 September 2018 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances for a private party.
23 September 2018 as dancer with Wassail Theatre
Horses, Horses!
dancing a morris jig as part of the performance of a play at The Crown Inn, Regil.
24 September 2018 as dancer with Wassail Theatre
Horses, Horses!
dancing a morris jig as part of the performance of a play at The King's Arms, Easton in Gordano.
25 September 2018 as dancer with Wassail Theatre
Horses, Horses!
dancing a morris jig as part of the performance of a play at The Railway Inn, Yatton.
28 September 2018 as dance caller and musician with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Wedding ceilidh
calling the dances and playing for a wedding ceilidh.
29 September 2018 - 30 September 2018 as dancer
Masham Sheep Fair
dancing with some of the Bunnies From Hell for Jim's annual birthday get together at Masham Sheep Fair.
7 October 2018 as dance caller and musician with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Family Party Ceilidh
calling the dances for a family party.
9 October 2018 as dancer with Wassail Theatre
Horses, Horses!
dancing a morris jig as part of the performance of a play at The Seymour Arms, Blagdon.
12 October 2018 as caller with The Four Foot Four
Charity Barn Dance / Ceilidh
calling the dances for a charity ceilidh / barn dance.
13 October 2018 as dancer with Wassail Theatre
Horses, Horses!
dancing a morris jig as part of the performance of a play at Bristol Improv Theatre.
14 October 2018 as dancer with Wassail Theatre
Horses, Horses!
dancing a morris jig as part of the performance of a play at Cafe Lido, Portishead.
20 October 2018 as percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Church Barn Dance
playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band.
21 October 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Singaround and Music Session
hosting singaround session
26 October 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a private party.
3 November 2018 as dance caller with The Four Foot Four
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances for a private party
10 November 2018 as dance caller with The Big Moose Ceilidh Band
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances for a birthday ceilidh.
17 November 2018 as dance caller with The Four Foot Four
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances for a private party
18 November 2018 as dance caller with The Brewery Band
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances for a 70th birthday party.
23 November 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
U3A Barn Dance / Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a private party.
1 December 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Family Christmas Party
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a private party.
2 December 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Family Day Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band at Warwick Art Centre's Family Day.
8 December 2018 as dance caller with Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall
Barn Dance
calling the dances at a private party for someone's 30th birthday party.
9 December 2018 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band
15 December 2018 as singer with Lowd Harold
Carol Singing
singing at Staunton Harold.
15 December 2018 as singer with Lowd Harold
Carol Singing
singing at St Laurence's Church in Long Eaton in aid of The Parkinson's Society.
16 December 2018 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Christmas Party Night
folk club christmas party
16 December 2018 as singer with Lowd Harold
Carol Singing
singing at Lowdham Church Christmas Tree Festival
26 December 2018 as dancer with Cam Valley Morrismen
Morris Dancing
dancing with Cam Valley Morrismen on Boxing day at Priddy.
5 January 2019 as dancer and musician with The Hinckley Plough Bullockers
Annual Plough Tour
dancing with The Hinckley Plough Bullockers
6 January 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Birthday Barn Dance
Calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a 12th birthday party.
19 January 2019 as dance caller
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances for a 60th birthday party dance.
20 January 2019 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Martin Simpson Concert
The Poppy Folk Club are putting on a concert with Martin Simpson. I will be helping to organise and hosting the event.
25 January 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Burns Night Ceilidh
calling the dances for a ceilidh with The Bang On The Wall Band at The Pumping Station, Bradgate Road, Leicester.
26 January 2019 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Ceilidh
calling the dances for a private party

30 January 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a ceilidh at Warwick Arts Centre. Tickets £13.
15 February 2019 as Musician and Singer with The Four Foot Four
Valentine's Day Concert
Playing and singing with The Four Foot Four for a Valentine themed concert night.
17 February 2019 as dancer with Cam Valley Morrismen
Hedgelaying Competition
dancing with The Cam Valley Morrismen at The Hedglaying Competition at The Bath & West Showground.
22 February 2019 as dancer
Celebrating Somerset
dancing in Wells Cathedral along with representatives of various morris sides around the county.
6 March 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a ceilidh at Warwick Arts Centre. Tickets £13.
8 March 2019 as dance caller with The Big Moose Ceilidh Band
Wedding Anniversary Dance
calling the dances for a wedding anniversary dance in Long Eaton.
16 March 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a ceilidh in Diseworth Village Hall.
23 March 2019 as dance caller with The Four Foot Four
Birthday Party Ceilidh
calling the dances for a birthday party dance in Frome.
24 March 2019 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Poppy Folk Day
will be helping to organise The Poppy Folk Day.
30 March 2019 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
JMO Day of Dance
will be dancing at The Joint Morris Organisation's annual day of dance, which this year is in Manchester.
6 April 2019 as percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Village Barn Dance
playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a village dance at Illston-on-the-Hill.
19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
Easter Bunnies
dancing in Shropshire with The Bunnies from Hell.
25 April 2019 as dance caller with The Four Foot Four
Leaving Party Ceilidh
calling the dances at a leaving do for someone who works for a local charity.
26 April 2019 as dance caller with The Four Foot Four
Village Barn Dance
calling the dances for a village barn dance in Keinton Mandeville.
1 May 2019 as dancer with The Cam Valley Morrismen
Dancing at Dawn
will be dancing the sun up on Glastonbury Tor.
3 May 2019 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Folk Club at Upton upon Severn Folk Festival
will be hosting a folk club singaround at Upton upon Severn folk festival.
3 May 2019 - 5 May 2019 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
Upton upon Severn Folk Festival
dancing with The Bunnies from Hell.
11 May 2019 as dancer with Mendip Morris
Thatchers Somerset Day
dancing with Mendip Morris
17 May 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Company Party Barn Dance / Ceilidh
will be calling the dances and playing in the band for a company party in Derby.
18 May 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
30th Birthday Party
will be calling the dances and playing in the band for a 30th birthday party in Derbyshire.
19 May 2019 as host with The Poppy Folk Club
Will Pound Concert
helping to organise a folk club concert with the great Will Pound.
27 May 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Charity Barn Dance
will be playing and calling the dances for a charity event raising money for Muscular Dystrophy.
1 June 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing with The Bang On The Wall Band for a wedding dance in Nottingham.
8 June 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Tollerton Village Fete
will be calling the dances and playing in the band at Tollerton village fete.
15 June 2019 as dance caller with The Brewery Band
50th Birthday Ceilidh
will be calling the dances for someone's birthday party in Bristol.
20 June 2019 as dancer with Mendip Morris
Morris Dancing
Dancing with Mendip Morris at Clevedon
22 June 2019 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Birthday Ceilidh
calling the dances for a private party near Bridgwater.
23 June 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
Barn Dance
Calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a free public barn dance at The Stamford Arms in Groby, Leicester.
27 June 2019 as dancer with Mendip Morris
Morris Dancing
Dancing with Mendip Morris at Portishead.
29 June 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
60th Birthday Party
Calling the dances and playing percussion with The Bang On The Wall Band for a birthday party barn dance in Leicester.
4 July 2019 as dancer with Mendip Morris
Morris Dancing
Dancing with Mendip Morris at Pensford
6 July 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
60th Birthday Party
calling the dances and playing with The Bang On The Wall Band for a joint 60th birthday party barn dance in Leicester.
11 July 2019 as dancer with Mendip Morris
Morris Dancing
Dancing with Mendip Morris in Priddy.
13 July 2019 with The Brewery Band
30th Wedding Anniversary
I will be calling the dances for a wedding anniversary barn dance in Bristol with The Brewery Band.
13 July 2019 as dancer with Cam Valley Morrismen
Morris Dancing
dancing with Cam Valley Morrismen at Doulting and then Midsomer Norton.
18 July 2019 with Mendip Morris
Morris Dancing
dancing with Mendip Morris in Bristol at the harbour side.
20 July 2019 as dance caller with The Four Foot Four
Charity Barn Dance
calling the dances for a charity fundraising event near Sherborne in Dorset.
27 July 2019 as dance caller
40th Wedding Anniversary
Calling the dances for a wedding Anniversary Party in Nottingham.
30 July 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
International Students Summer School Barn Dance
playing percussion and calling the dances at a barn dance for students at Nottingham College.
3 August 2019 as dancer with The Bunnies From Hell
Wedding Day of Dance
Dancing with Bunnies at The Severn Valley Railway for Craig and Lucy's wedding celebrations.
6 August 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
International Students Summer School Barn Dance
playing percussion and calling the dances at a barn dance for students at Nottingham College.
12 August 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
International Students Summer School Barn Dance
playing percussion and calling the dances at a barn dance for students at Nottingham College.
13 August 2019 as dance caller and percussionist with The Bang On The Wall Band
International Students Summer School Barn Dance
playing percussion and calling the dances at a barn dance for students at Nottingham College.
16 August 2019 - 18 August 2019 as dancer with Anstey Morrismen
Folk East
dancing with Anstey Morris at Folk East Festival.
7 September 2019 as dance caller and musician with The Four Foot Four
School Sixth Form Barn Dance
calling the dances and playing with The Four Foot Four for a school barn dance in Tavistock, Devon.
28 September 2019 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Birthday Party Ceilidh
calling the dances for a birthday party ceilidh in Somerset.
11 October 2019 as dance caller with The Big Moose Ceilidh Band
Paediatrics Ball Ceilidh
calling the dances for a ceilidh in Nottingham.
12 October 2019 as musician with The Four Foot Four
Norton-sub-Hamden Music Festival
we will be playing in the folk concert at this festival.
30 November 2019 as dance caller with The Big Moose Ceilidh Band
Wedding ceilidh
calling the dances for a wedding ceilidh in Leicestershire.
4 April 2020 as dance caller with The Black Velvet Band Trio
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances for a wedding ceilidh in Dorset,
25 April 2020 as dance caller and musician with The Four Foot Four
Wedding Ceilidh
calling the dances and playing with The Four Foot Four for a wedding party ceilidh in Somerset.

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Barn Dance and Ceilidh
I play percussion and also call the dances with The Bang On The Wall Band in The East Midlands and The Four Foot Four in the South-West. I also work as a dance caller with various other bands. Contact me if you are organising an event, or looking for somewhere to go for a dance.
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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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The Four Foot Four
The Four Foot Four is a new barn dance and ceilidh band based in Somerset. I am the dance caller, which means I choose which dances people are going to do, I explain the dance before we start, and call the figures during the dance until everyone knows it well enough.
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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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Hinckley Plough Bullockers
The first Morris side I danced with was The Hinckley Plough Bullockers. The side only dances out once a year on the Saturday nearest to Plough Monday. The style of dancing has been described as 'Leicestershire Molly' as much of the style has been taken from the traditional Molly dances of East Anglia.
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