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Banshee Biography

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Banshee are a three piece band of experienced musicians.

 

We utilize a variety of instruments in our performances including fiddle, guitars, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, flute,

button accordion, double bass, banjo, percussion and vocals.

 

 Banshee

 

 


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 France.

 

 Banshee have an exciting and original "Music for Schools" programme which can be accessed via the link www.banshee4schools.com.

also on the MySpace Website

 http://www.myspace.com/banshee4schools


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.

 

 

 Tony

 


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, www.GlosFolk.org.uk
the county's folk music organisation.  He is also a member of the Performing Rights Society.  

 

 

Jenny   
 


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

 

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.

 

 

 Occasional Musicians who play with Banshee

 

Daisy
 


 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

 

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.

 

Banshee occasionally use other guest musicians for various events.

 

All equipment is PAT certificated,

Each member has an enhanced CRB.

Banshee has Public Liability Insurance.