Banshee are a three piece band of experienced musicians.
We utilize a variety of instruments in our
performances including fiddle, guitars, Irish bouzouki, mandolin,
accordion, double bass, banjo, percussion and vocals.
We play popular acoustic song and dance music with a Celtic flavour. We entertain at Ceilidh's & Barn dances, (where we call our own dances),
Weddings and Pubs. We play all over the UK and have played in
Banshee have an
exciting and original "Music for Schools" programme which can be accessed
via the link
also on the MySpace Website
Our Music appeals to both young and not so young. Audience
participation is an important ingredient in our performances either
dancing singing or just general friendly banter.
the county's folk music
organisation. He is also a member of the Performing Rights
Tony, is the "Front Man" and he is the Caller for the Ceilidhs and plays a
variety of instruments. He writes some material and has
written 2 musicals which received public performances he has also
written a song called “Forest Gold" which is still performed by the
Forest of Dean Male Voice Choir (12 years and still going strong). Tony has now
returned to his roots as a full time musician having spent a number
of years in public service. He was a professional musician in the
70's playing Rock Music in a band called "Portrait" who made 5
records and played regularly on BBC‘s Jimmy Young and Terry Wogan
radio shows. Tony moved to the Forest of Dean from London 30 years ago. He is the Forest of Dean representative on GlosFolk,
Jenny is Tony's wife born in the Forest of Dean; she has played in
many bands and duos. Jenny has spent several years living in the
Middle East where she formed an active Folk Club with appearances on
Local Radio Stations. She has her musical foundation in roots music
and plays guitar, button accordion, bodhran supplemented with fine
vocals. Her home cooking is legendary. Jenny is also the webmaster
for this site.
Alison is main fiddle
player who is classically trained. She has been playing the fiddle
since her school days and enjoys folk music. When not engaged with Banshee
Alison plays fiddle for a fun Morris team "Wild Oats", her warm friendly personality and sense of fun add to Banshee's performances.
who play with Banshee
Daisy, one of the founder musicians of Banshee, has played the
fiddle for many years and is
now studying at University. Unfortunately an injury to her wrist has
restricted Daisy's playing at the moment, but this is giving her
more time for her studies. We look forward to her performances with
Banshee and hope she recovers from her injury very soon.
Laura is still a
student but is a very active musician, playing in a variety of bands
and orchestras in Gloucestershire. Banshee's performances are
enhanced when Laura guests with us with her addition of fiddle, flute and piccolo.
use other guest musicians for various events.
All equipment is PAT
Each member has an enhanced CRB.
Banshee has Public Liability Insurance.