The Storming Northern Roots Band

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Calendar 2015: Schedule of Striding Edge shows

February-October 2015
2015 has been another bumper year for the band with well over 50 gigs up and down our usual stamping ground of Cumbria and North Lancashire. Notable in October was our bi-annual ceilidh for The Bob Graham Round fell runners in Shap, an amazing bunch of people who run most of Lakelands big mountain tops in 24 hours. Needless to say, this was a very energised dance crowd to play for; and the final Strip The Willow saw the floor packed and dancers really going for it! It's not often we get to play in Church, but on the 17th October we did such a thing at St. Thomas's Church in Lancaster city centre. 100 tickets were sold and the venue was packed to capacity. A number of very young children were on the floor with their parents and danced handsomely well. I think the Strip The Willow saw the youngest dancers we have ever seen do it, aged about 5! It's great that the band is now over 20 years old. So many nights on the road, and so many good times, too. The back end of the year looks very busy with lots of seasonal gigs, so we're looking forward to getting out and gigging the North.
January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Mike is now taking bookings for 2015. In February 2015 Striding Edge will be 20 YEARS OLD and have played well over 800 gigs! Every year has been supremely enjoyable, being out on the road playing energised ceilidh music for good-time people. So if you're thinking of booking us do get in touch!

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Striding Edge: Confirmed number of gigs: 54
Private functions are in blue: PRIVATE, by invitation only
PUBLIC SHOWS are in orange: Contact the listed promotor for tickets
January 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 3rd Borrowdale Will and Selene's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 10th Borwick GP's ceilidh
Saturday 17th Staveley Climbing club ceilidh
Saturday 24th Slyne with Hest Burn's night ceilidh #1
Saturday 22nd Kirkland and Catterall Burn's night ceilidh #2
February 2015 Venue  Details
Tuesday 10th Morecambe: More Music 'Flaunt It' learning disability cabaret/ceilidh: A really very jolly afternoon, all welcome! tickets/info> (01524) 831997
March 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 7th Dufton: Village Hall Charity ceilidh for 'Mind' Tickets/info Meg Walker: 07834 270277
Saturday 14th Borwick TUC social ceilidh
Saturday 21st Kirkby Lonsdale Hockey Club 10th Anniversary ceilidh
Saturday 28th Bassenthwaite James and Cara's wedding ceilidh
April 2015 Venue  Details
Wednesday 1st Reghed, Penrith Playing welcoming music for HRH Prince Charles
Saturday 4th Lorton Darren and Suzi's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 11th Shap Birthday party ceilidh
Saturday 25th Burneside Concert band party ceilidh
May 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 2nd Liverpool Drama student's ceilidh
Sunday 3rd Bassenthwaite Geoff and Lisa's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 9th Wrea Green Chris and Alison's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 16th Borrowdale James and Clare's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 30th Hawkshead Tim and Aileen's wedding ceilidh
June 2015 Venue  Details
Friday 5th Skelsmergh Sam's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 13th Ambleside Elite swimmer's ceilidh
Tuesday 16th Grange Health conference ceilidh
Saturday 20th Newby Bridge Duncan and Kate's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 27th Morecambe: More Music Community ceilidh: A cracking ceilidh open to all in Morecambe's premier community music venue. tickets/info> (01524) 831997
July 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 4th Orton David and Nikki's wedding ceilidh
Friday 10th Coniston Emile and Imogen's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 11th Ulverston: Furness Traditions Festival
  • 12.50 p.m.- 1.30 p.m: FREE outdoor festival concert performance at Ulverston Market Cross Stage.
  • 2.30-4.30 p.m: FREE folk festival session: Striding Edge with Wierd String outdoors at the Hope and Anchor pub, Ulverston.
Thursday 16th Kirkby Lonsdale Stuart and Ruth's wedding ceilidh
Friday 17th Ambleside Wellbeing conference ceilidh
Saturday 18th Carlisle David and Kerry's wedding ceilidh
Sunday 19th Windermere Danielle's birthday music
Saturday 25th Staveley Shaw familly birthday ceilidh
August 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 1st Coniston Jo and Jamie's wedding ceilidh
Monday 3rd Ambleside Ian and Michelle's wedding ceilidh
Thursday 27th Kendal Gary and Kati's wedding ceilidh
Friday 28th Grange Over Sands Walking party ceilidh
September 2015 Venue  Details
Friday 4th Coniston Holiday Fellowship's 70th birthday celebration concert and ceilidh
Saturday 5th Abbeystead Andrew and Alice's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 19th Ulverston Dan and Jane's wedding ceilidh
October 2015 Venue  Details
Friday 2nd Barrow Gavin's 50th birthday ceilidh
Saturday 3rd Penrith Paul and Helen's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 10th Shap Bob Graham Round fell runner's ceilidh
Friday 16th Glenridding Angus and Lisa's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 17th Lancaster Church social ceilidh
Saturday 31st Hawkshead Lucy and Simon's wedding ceilidh
November 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 7th Reghed, Penrith Mountain Arts Festival: Ceilidh. Tickets/info>
Saturday 14th Windermere Trevor and Helen's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 21st Lancaster Sarah's 40th birthday ceilidh
December 2015 Venue  Details
Saturday 12th Rydal Craig and Alexandra's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 19th Staveley Anne's 60th birthday ceilidh
Sunday 20th Borrowdale Robert and Alison's wedding ceilidh
Thurday 24th Malham Holiday group christmas eve ceilidh
Monday 28th Melmerby Village Hall Community ceilidh. A cracking high-energy ceilidh night with supper included. Tickets/info:Elizabeth Allinson: (01768) 881728
Thursday 31st Penrith Holiday group new year's eve ceilidh


January 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 2nd Morecambe Susan's 60th birthday ceilidh
Saturday 16th Staveley Kendal mountaineering club ceilidh
Saturday 23rd Slyne With Hest Burn's night ceilidh
February 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 6th Keswick: Theatre By The Lake (afternoon) Folk Festival concert
Saturday 6th Borrowdale (eve) Walking club ceilidh
Saturday 13th Leyland 'Walloper's' clog dance club ceilidh with guest caller Les Ord
March 2016 Venue  Details
Thursday 3rd Windermere James and Lauren's wedding ceilidh
Friday 4th Alnmouth Corporate concert/ceilidh
Saturday 5th Alnmouth Corporate concert/ceilidh
Saturday 12th Borwick TUC teacher's ceilidh
Saturday 19th Dacre Ian and Jane's joint 60th birthday ceilidh
April 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 9th Windermere Bernard and Gill's wedding ceilidh
May 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 7th Muncaster Vicki's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 14th Borrowdale Walkers and climbers festival ceilidh
Saturday 28th Coniston Christopher and Liz's wedding ceilidh
June 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 11th Loweswater Paul and Esther's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 18th Yealand Conyers Martin and Penny's wedding ceilidh
July 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 2nd Lancaster Darren and Hanah's wedding ceilidh
Thursday 7th Borrowdale Alex and Lachlan's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 9th. PM Ulverston: Furness Traditions Festival Our return to this quality South Lakes folk festival!
Saturday 23rd Hawkshead Steve and Kelly's wedding ceilidh
September 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 10th Grange Meg and Roger's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 17th Heversham Will and Rebecca's wedding ceilidh
October 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 15th Loweswater James and Faye's wedding ceilidh
November 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 12th Hawkshead Richard's familly party
December 2016 Venue  Details
Wednesday 28th Melmerby Villge Hall Community ceilidh. A cracking high-energy ceilidh night with supper included. Tickets/info:Elizabeth Allinson: (01768) 881728


Striding Edge's previous 15 year's road calendars! (That's a lot of shows!)

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