been too long since I was inspired to tell you all about recent Potato
felt a bit of a thin season for bookings – apart from maybe 3 great
public dances at the wonderful Mazenod hall in Southend area.
suddenly we could hardly be busier!
just played 5 dances in September and are looking forward to a further
string in Oct.
open the month we played for 3 weddings in 8 days in Surrey, Southend
and in the glorious Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow. It's great to see those
'happy couples' swinging around with glee.
were back at Tabor's Farm for a 30th
mother/daughter celebration barn dance where one and all were dressed
in hillbilly/cowboy style to whoop it up on the dance floor.
primary school near Billericay booked us for a 5-9pm social event.
Chilli, hot-dogs, brownies being eaten; Dads chatting, with beers; 4
year olds and grown-ups dancing merrily together while avoiding small
children with hobby-horses and guns. And the good old Famous Potatoes
playing some great numbers: Silver Bells, Who Stole the Train and some
polka tune from the Titanic film!
THE FAMOUS POTATOES -
Sweet Soil Music SSMCD1 / SSMMC1
We're based in Leigh-on-Sea, four miles west of
Southend-on-Sea, Essex - 40 miles (65 km) east of London, England.
"The second best band in
Britain" - Andy Kershaw
"I enjoyed the band very
much" - Jon Boden, BBC Radio 2
If you arrive here and get an out-of-date
forthcoming events list, please visit our Facebook
are appearing at the Hoy
at Anchor Folk Club on Tuesday 21 January and at the Queen's
Theatre, Hornchurch on Tuesday 28 January.
busy most weeks, but almost all our events are for private functions - weddings, engagement parties,
anniversaries, birthdays, private clubs etc. We're sorry if you would
like to come and see us and find that there aren't any events you can
make, but this is just how the bookings go!
play about once a quarter for the
Ceilidh Club at the Royal Naval
Association, East Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ, just 200 yards
from Prittlewell railway station on the London Liverpool Street to
Southend Victoria railway line. Phone Claire on 07818 622822 for more
is a club that meets on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Wednesday of each
month except August with a live band, and is very deserving
of your support. We're playing there next on Wednesday 19 March.
See our section featuring Keith's own barn dance
instructions! There are two
dances for you to try...
We're affiliated to the English
Folk Dance and Song Society.
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