The Storming Northern Roots Band

Borrowdale Johnnny: Show Dates

April/May 2009: 'Spot On' tour of North Lancashire
Friday 24th April

Whittington Village Hall;

Main street; Whittington.

Borrowdale Johnny show for 'Spot on' rural touring. 

 Concert/ceilidh: 7.30 p.m. start.

Tickets:£5 from Eric Pelter: (015242) 71103.

Friday 15th May
Downham Village Hall

Borrowdale Johnny show for 'Spot on' rural touring. 

 Concert/ceilidh: 8 p.m. start.

Tickets: £5 adult, £3 child, £12 familly from: Angie Greenhill: 01200 440146

Friday 22nd


Croston Old School, PR26 9HA.

Borrowdale Johnny show for 'Spot on' rural touring. 

Concert only: 7.30 p.m. start.

Tickets: £8 From Anne Preet: 01772 600142

Saturday 23rd May

Parbold Village Hall

Borrowdale Johnny show for 'Spot on' rural touring.  

Concert/ceilidh: 7.30 p.m. start. 


December 11th -14th 2008: Borrowdale Johnny Tour Of Dorset

Due to the overwhelming sucess of Striding Edge's Cumbrian rural tour of 2007, (See below) Dorset rural promotors staged a tour to their region in 2008.

Thursday 11th

Sixpenny Handley Village Hall, Near Cranbourne in East Dorset

Promotor: Pat Oxford: 01725 552591

Friday 12th

Briantspuddle Village Hall, Nr. Bere Regis in Purbeck

Promotor: Philippa Thorniley: 01929 471497

Saturday 13th

M27 Mega Bop, Dorset

contact us for details

Sunday 14th

Studland Village Hall, nr. Swanage, Purbeck

Promotor: Tony Freer: 01929 450514

Borrowdale Johnny Tour :

Northern Village Halls: Autumn/Winter 2007.

'Borrowdale Johnny Show' went out to 16 village halls throughout Cumbria and Durham, from September through to mid December!

Many folks came to see us launch our brand new album 'Borrowdale Johnny' with these very special shows. At most shows, a seated concert presenting a sequence of songs and tunes from the album started the show, telling the story of Borrowdale Johnny's epic journey from Borrowdale and back again.

This was followed by a ceilidh dance which will gave the audience a rousing couple of hours to enjoy themselves on the dance-floor, interspersed with some 'floor spots' from the band, including clog dancing, border pipe playing, and big chorus songs (Including the classic 'Sally Grey') that everyone loved singing along to!

This tour was organised by 'Highlights' and 'Way Out West' rural touring schemes. Our great thanks to Barbara Slack and Bob Pritchard for all their hard work in putting this excellent schedule of dates together! The tour took us to community venues around Cumbria and County Durham; the bed-rock breeding ground of our brand of music, which made it a highly exciting and energising 'down to the roots' tour for us, and our local audiences. We practised hard to make these the best Striding Edge shows ever. As you can see by the comments, we went down a storm on every show, which made us realise that we suceeded!

Friday 21st Blennerhasset Village Hall
Tickets: Caroline Turner 016973 21944
October 2007  
Friday 5th Plumland Village Hall, Nr. Apatria
Tickets: Ray Jones 016973 23262
Friday 12th Arnside Educational Institute
Tickets: 01524 762254
November 2007  
Friday 2nd Waberthwaite Village Hall
Tickets: Mary Stewart 01229 717218
Friday 9th Skirwith Village Hall
Tickets: 01768 88234
Friday 16th Boldorn Village Hall: CONCERT
Tickets:01833 638210
Friday 23rd Cliburn Village Hall
Tickets: 01931 714218
Saturday 24th Threlkeld Public Rooms
Tickets: 017687 79172
Sunday 25th Brampton Community Centre
Tickets: 016977 45023
Friday 30th Santon Bridge Village Hall
Tickets: David Evans 019467 26278
December 2007  
Saturday 1st Kirkland Mission Hall
Tickets: Michael Johnson 01946 817545
Friday 7th Sedbergh People's Hall
Tickets:015396 20125
Saturday 8th Armathwaite Old School Hall
Tickets:016974 72383
Sunday 9th St. John's Chapel Town Hall
Tickets: 01388 537680
Saturday 15th Mawbray Culterham Hall
Tickets:Steve Weedall 01900 881499
Friday 21st Ullock Village Hall
Tickets: Gerry Millar 01946 861136
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