The Riot Band

The present line up is Emily Roe (fiddle), Emily's dad Francis (melodeon and concertina), Ed McGurk on bass, Bob Duckworth on electric guitar and Bob's son Neil on drums.

The Riot Band is a ceilidh band with some 40 years experience. They play for ceilidhs, barn dances, hoedowns, weddings, parties and other social gatherings. The Riot Band adopts a folk/rock approach to dance music with rhythmic and high-energy performances bound to get even the novices on the dance floor.

The Riot Band has its origins way back in the nineteen sixties. Peter Lewis on fiddle, Peter Fox on piano accordion, Brian Platt on percussion and Bob Duckworth on tenor banjo, all members of the now defunct Bury Folk Club, formed The Fiery Clockface Ceilidh Band.

We believe that the blend of experienced musicians, coupled with the exuberance of the more youthful members makes for a really exciting sound.