The Storming Northern Roots Band

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Calendar 2016: Schedule of Striding Edge shows

March-December 2016
Our working year continued with an excellent round of shows taking us round our usual stomping ground of Cumbria and North Lancashire. Friday 1st July saw us playing at a brand new Lakeland festival called Eskfest, which is really scenically situated in the beautiful Eskdale Valley, overlooking Hare Crag. Great to see such a large group of outdoor dancers in their wellies getting stuck in to a good rousing set of classic ceilidh dances from our reportoire. July 9th saw us returning to the very wonderfull Furness Traditions Festival, sharing an outdoor stage and a session with our friends Wierdstring and Stooshie, both excellent Cumbrian roots bands we know and love. Friday 21st October saw us return to Reghed in the North of the county for Doug Scott's Mountain Festival. Always great to play for our friend Doug and enjoy the company of some very willing dancers on the palatial Reghed dance floor. The autumn was a very busy time for the band and our thanks go to Robin Moody and Sam King who both played quite a lot of gigs with us, excellent players and good friends. Thanks, guys. Our year ended as it has for many years now with a cracking community ceilidh at Melemerby Village Hall, playing once again to a packed house of ceilidh fanatics. What a night of unbridled dance-floor energy it was! Great to make so many new friends in 2016, see you all again soon!
January-March 2016
Our year started well with a couple of nice regular gigs we have every year, one for the very energised and lively folk of the Kendal Mountaineering Clubin Staveley (a sell out gig!) and the other for our friends in Slyne with Hest; a really cracking Burns night ceilidh, and another sell-out ceilidh. In February we played at a brand new festival in Keswick called Roots 66 at the Theatre By The Lake and this proved to be a really exciting and happening new festival. The gig we played was totally acoustic, which was a really nice challenge that we have once in while; nice to know we can deliver well without our usual electrical acoutrements...microphones, loud speakers etc. Very pure and very us! It was also great to catch up with our old friend Pete Morton who was also on the bill; a very fine national treasure of a singer and songwriter. Later in the month we played for a hardcore set of clog dancers in Leyland (all expert ceilidh dancers) with our good friend Les Ord calling; he does slightly more technical dances than we usually call, so it was great to have him on board for this one. Our thanks to Les, and it gave us a nice break from the dance calling and more time to think about and to play some tunes we don't usually play, like The Dent Hornpipe. In March we travelled to the North East for a weekend residential gig at Alnmouth Holiday Fellowship. Here we were playing for two groups of outdoor media people, one group from Cananda and one group from America. Both parties were mad keen on our Northern dance music and song, and after a short concert set all enjoyed themselves on the dance floor getting to grips with some classic dances. We got very well looked after by the good folks of Alnmouth HF who put us up and fed us really well, so all in all we had a lovely relaxing and fulfilling weekend to remember.
January 2016
Welcome to the new year and the 21st year of gigging action from Striding Edge, one of Cumbria's truely veteran ceilidh bands! The start of the year sees us celebrating the fact that we have played over 900 shows since we started. Already it is looking like being a busy year with plenty of gigs on the books already. Please do get in touch if you fancy rocking up your event with a really good cracking ceilidh!

Striding Edge: Confirmed number of gigs: 44

Private functions are in blue: PRIVATE, by invitation only
PUBLIC SHOWS are in orange: Contact the listed promotor for tickets


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: 3 p.m. Our appearance at the new Roots 66 Folk Weekend
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
Saturday 5th Alnmouth Corporate concert/ceilidh
Sunday 6th Alnmouth Corporate concert/ceilidh
Saturday 12th Borwick TUC teacher's ceilidh
Saturday 19th Dacre Ian and Jane's joint 60th birthday ceilidh
Sunday 20th Brigsteer Iona's 18th 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 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
Friday 1st Eskdale: ESKfest: Concert and Ceilidh. Our appearance at this brand new open air festival in the beautifull Lakeland valley of Eskdale.
Saturday 2nd Lancaster Darren and Hanah's wedding ceilidh
Tuesday 5th St. Bees Rotary club ceilidh
Thursday 7th Borrowdale Alex and Lachlan's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 9th. PM Ulverston: Furness Traditions Festival: Concert. Our return to play a concert at this quality South Lakes folk festival!
Saturday 23rd Hawkshead Steve and Kelly's wedding ceilidh
Friday 29th Kendal Martin and Pam's 25th wedding anniversary ceilidh
Saturday 30th Whitehaven 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party' engagement ceilidh!
August 2016 Venue  Details
Thursday 25th Lancaster David and Lorna'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
Saturday 24th Preston Judith's birthday ceilidh
Sunday 25th Abbeystead Gordon and Ruth's wedding ceilidh
October 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 1st Fell Foot Neil and Bex's wedding ceilidh
Wednesday 5th Workington Student's graduation ceilidh
Saturday 8th Egremont 40th wedding anniversary ceilidh
Saturday 15th Loweswater James and Faye's wedding ceilidh
Friday 21st Reghed, Redhills, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ: Ceilidh. Our return to play the ceilidh for the excellent Mountain Arts Festival.
Saturday 22nd Hawkshead Nick and Jenny's wedding ceilidh
Tuesday 25th Lorton Sandy and Sarah's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 29th Lancaster Ellsye's 30th birthday ceilidh
November 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 5th Kendal After dinner ceilidh
Saturday 12th Hawkshead Richard's familly gathering ceilidh
Saturday 19th Langdale Andy and Hannah's wedding ceilidh
Sunday 20th Millom Henry's baptism ceilidh
December 2016 Venue  Details
Saturday 3rd Lorton Duncan and Eleanor's wedding ceilidh
Wednesday 28th Melmerby Village 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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