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The Riot Band (holding pic)

The Riot Band

Members:

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.

Style of performance:

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.

Repertoire:

Mainly Irish, Scottish and American dance tunes.

Recordings:

"The Riot Band" - The Riot Band

Location:

North West England, but will travel anywhere

Contact:

Bob Duckworth: 01204 884297

chris.bob@virgin.net

Web Presence:

www.theriotband.co.uk

Other Information:

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.

In the mid nineteen seventies, the band re-formed as Chatterton Riot, with Francis Roe and John Hemmingway joining Bob and Pete Lewis.

In 1978 (or thereabouts), Ed McGurk joined the band on bass guitar. Shortly after, the name was changed to The Riot Band. The Riot Band went from strength to strength and with Bob's son Neil on drums, took on an electric ceilidh band style, still playing folk music for Ceilidhs, Barn Dances or Hoe Downs.

When Peter Lewis decided to retire from the band, Emily Roe took his place. 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.

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

Last updated 06-07-2012

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