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Archive: 2011
Calendar: Total of 49 shows
Private functions are in blue : PRIVATE, by invitation only
PUBLIC SHOWS are in orange: Contact the listed promotor for tickets
Autumn 2011

Striding Edge @ Halton community centre: 22nd October 2011

Once again Striding Edge returned to play for the community of Halton in North Lancashire and this time it was a sell-out show with an energetic dance crowd of 100 people. The organiser Susan writes:

"Thanks so much for giving us such a great night at our Centre on Saturday night. Everyone really enjoyed the evening."

July 2011

Hello All, great to inform you that Striding Edge's action-packed summer is progressing superbly well. Mike, who is father of the bride (see Joe and Esther's wedding; below) writes: "Hello Mike – what a wonderful party it was with so many features. Your music was as inspiring as it always is and joyful to suit the occasion."

You might like to read what other clients say about us in Client Quotes>>

January 2011

Hello all and welcome to the new year! This is Striding Edge's 17th year as a professional band, and as ever we are looking forward to an action-packed year on the road, playing cooking ceilidh dance to folks of all ages across our regular stomping ground of Cumbria and North Lancashire. Thank you to everyone whose booked us so far, we're really looking forward to playing for you! Here's a short focus on some of thegigs in our calendar:

'Arts Out West' West Cumbria Rural Ceilidh Tour: February-March 2011.

We are delighted to be taking to the road in the early part of the year on a spell of rural touring for 'Arts Out West'!We shall be playing some lively community ceilidhs in some smashing West Cumbrian village halls, so if you fancy shaking off the winter blues and coming to see us for a dance, please check out the dates on our calendar!>>

No doubt we'll be playing some dances and songs from our current album Borrowdale Johnny; which was launched on a very sucsessfull Arts Out West tour in 2007.

In October, we once again play for our friends the Bob Graham Round Club; The venerated Lakeland fell-running club, whose members have managed to run round an incredible number of over 40 Lakeland peaks in a day AND SURVIVED! Their final test is to survive the fast and frenetic 3-hour ceilidh we provide for the club every two years, which is a real treat! Thanks 'Bobs' and 'Bobesses;, we'll see you in October!

Of course every wedding is a unique and special occasion that we feel honoured to play at, and it's always great to play for old friends when they get wed! For that very reason we're looking forward greatly to playing for Joe and Esther's wedding at the the wonderful Low Luckens Organic Resource Centre in July, a really unique and beautiful venue, and the site of many a memorable gig for us: See below!







January 2011 Venue  Details
Saturday 15th Staveley: Hawkshead Beer Hall Social club ceilidh
Saturday 22nd Slyne with Hest: Memorial Hall Burns night ceilidh
Friday 28th

Windermere: St. Anne's School

School pupil's ceilidh
February 2011 Venue  Details
Saturday 5th

Drigg & Carelton Parish Hall, CA19 1XF.

7.00 start.

 'Arts Out West' West Cumbrian rural tour ceilidh.

Tickets >Sue Allain:019467 24220

Friday 10th Hensingham: Primary School School pupil's ceilidh
Saturday 12th

Embleton Village Hall, CA13 9YP.

7.30 start.

 'Arts Out West' West Cumbrian rural tour ceilidh.

Tickets > Alan Airey:01768 776582

March 2011

Venue Details
Saturday 5th

Thursby Parish Hall, CA5 6PQ.

7.30 start.

  'Arts Out West' West Cumbrian rural tour ceilidh.

Tickets > Peg Eastwood:01228 710101

Saturday 12th Ambleside: Low Wood Hotel Corporate dinner-dance ceilidh
Saturday 19th Penrith: Reghed Centre Howard and Sarah's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 26th

Santon Bridge Village Hall, CA19 1UY.

7.30 start

  'Arts Out West' West Cumbrian rural tour ceilidh.

Tickets> David Evans: 019467 26278

April 2011 Venue  Details
Saturday 9th Hawkshead: Belmount House Ben and Alison's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 23rd Cockermouth: Saint's Room Kate and Adrian's wedding ceilidh
Friday 29th Penrith: Roundthorn Hotel Ian and Liisa's wedding ceilidh
May 2011 Venue Details
Sunday 1st Lancaster: Golf Club Jan, Paul and Jenny's joint birthday ceilidh!
Friday 6th Staveley: Hawkshead Brewery Martin and Helen's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 7th Muncaster: Castle Daniel and Helen's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 14th Lancaster: Storey Institute Matt and Margaret's wedding ceilidh
June 2011 Venue Details
Saturday 4th Lancaster: Royal Grammar School Jonny and Andrea's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 11th Arkholme: Village Hall Esme's and Alan's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 18th Crosby-On-Eden: Village Hall Helen and Dave's '25 years' celebration ceilidh
Friday 24th Windermere: Steamer Wedding ceilidh
July 2011 Venue  Details
Saturday 2nd Hethersgill: Low Luckens Organic Rescource Centre Joe and Esther's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 9th Glenridding: Inn On The lake David and Nicola's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 16th Penrith: Golf Club Nicki and Chris's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 23rd Great Salkeld: Private House Alison's wedding ceilidh
Sunday 24th Glenridding: Inn On The lake Tom and Alice's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 30th Lancaster: Private House Jennie's birthday ceilidh
August 2011 Venue  Details
Saturday 27th Hawkshead: Belmount House Matt and Nic's wedding ceilidh
September 2011 Venue  Details
Saturday 3rd Langdale: Youth Hostel Jeniffer's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 10th Cartmel: Racecourse Chris and Laura's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 17th Hawkshead: Belmount House Jay and Melissa's wedding ceilidh
Saturday 24th Glenridding: Inn On The Lake Martin and Abi's wedding ceilidh
Friday 30th Ambleside: Parish Centre Giles and Pascaline's wedding ceilidh

October 2011

Venue  Details
Saturday 1st

Thursby Parish Hall, CA5 6PQ.

7.30 start.


Striding Edge play for a second time at this fantatic community venue in North Cumbria: A simply great familly ceilidh!

Tickets > Peg Eastwood:01228 710101

Saturday 8th Shap: Shap Wells Hotel The ledgendary Bob Graham Round Club bi-annual event and ceilidh!! Fab!
Saturday 15th Staveley: Hawkshead Beer Hall Maria and groom's wedding
Saturday 22nd

Halton: The Centre

7.30 start

Another return gig for this community ceilidh in Lancashire: A wonderfull night out with a smashing friendly crowd, big hall and nice food!

Tickets > Eileen:

Wednesday 26th Troutbeck: Queen's Hotel Will and Gemma's wedding ceilidh
Friday 28th Cockermouth: Saint's Room Sophie's birthday ceilidh
Saturday 29th Langdale: Youth Hostel Conal and Ellen's wedding ceilidh
November 2011 Venue  Details
Friday 11th

Hill Village Hall, Nr. Millom.

7.30 start

A brilliant action packed ceilidh in this excellent newly-refurbished South Cumbrian venue.

Tickets> Jill Barnes: 01229 772778

Saturday 12th

Portinscale Village Hall,

Nr. Keswick.

7.30 - 11 p.m.

Refreshments included

'Wateraid' ceilidh! A ceilidh in aid of this essential third-world charity in a cracking North Cumbrian venue.

Tickets > £10 Adult, £5 child under 12

Tickets From: Bookends Keswick OR:

Patricia: 017687 73801 Graham: 017687 72316 OR Tony: 017687 72285

Friday 18th Hoghton Parish Hall Ryan's birthday ceilidh
Sat 19th Windermere: Merewood Country House Hotel John and Ami's wedding ceilidh
Wednesday 23rd

Witherslack: Derby Arms

8.30 p.m. start

Mike Willoughby and Carolyn Francis from Striding Edge:

Duo concert, followed by open folk jam session: All welcome to come and play!

Sat 26th Skelsmergh Village hall Penelope's birthday ceilidh
December 2011 Venue  Details
Friday 9th Staveley: Hawkshead Beer Hall Staff party ceilidh
Thursday 15th Ambleside: Rydal Bully Barn Show for Cumbria Tourist Guides
Wednesday 28th Melmerby: Village Hall Social ceilidh

Striding Edge's previous 20 year's road calendars! (That's a lot of shows!)

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