C.N.1 are a very experienced band of talented folk musicians.who can be relied upon to give a very good and exceptional
performance. At local and international events. their usual line up of mandolin, cittern & acoustic guitar ensures that they play with a high energy level a good selection of French, Canadian tunes, English and for Barn Dances and Twmpath & folk festival events.
Dusty bobs / Jump at the Sun / Coleraine
As a social Ceilidh and Barn Dance caller- he
specialises in barn dances, Burns Nights and Saint Patricks Nights
He can also be hired to play and perform with his personal choice of Ceilidh and Barn Dance band C.C.1
A barn dance is one of the only ways you can get everyone involved from the start. NO experience is needed to take part. Anyone from four to ninety four can join in. The only skill needed is being able to walk. All that is required is to be able to join hands in a line or a circle, link arms with another dancer, or join hands to make an arch. The rest is as easy as falling off a log.
The caller will walk everyone through the dance first so all the dancers know what the moves are. The caller will call out all the moves as you dance until the dancers can dance the dance on their own. A dance should last between 10 and 15 minutes including the walk through.
He mainly perform's as a very good Barn Dance / Ceilidh Caller using recorded music with a high quality amplification system. However he can easily arrange to perform with a local quality Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band at any event if this is requested by a client.
This versatile entertaining English barn dance caller has performed on very many corporate companies training and bonding days * and also composed barn dances & square dances
to such classic musical pieces as the " flight of the bumblebee " & the introduction theme tune to the B.B.C. television programme " Match of the Day football broadcast. as well, he can also present a themed 1940's 1-hour long show, which is available during midweek. He has also performed in Germany on several occasions.
U.P.C.1. The bands usual band line up is as a five piece :-.
Violin (Electric pickup).
Banjo (Electric pickup).
Electro (Acoustic Guitar).
( Percussion ).
U.P.C.1 are a Swansea band whose music could be described as ‘in a bluegrass style’ between traditional bluegrass standards & the energetic, powerful delivery of a well known pop cover song's from the Beatles * Rolling Stones * Blondie * Bob Dylan * The Buzzcocks, Clash,* Lynard Skynyrd, & some Irish traditional songs. The band will also take requests as the music is fun, & good old fashioned shindig * hoedown * knees up * Swansea style.