Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2018




We are pleased to welcome back Cloudburst: fiddlers, Adrian Boddy and Wendy Harrup-Moran with Martin Butler on piano accordion who will play for Saturday evening's International Dance in the Sports Hall.. They have played several times before at Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival and also at Dance Around The World,
The band was formed over 40 years ago and plays for traditional dance of many different kinds. They have strong links with local dance groups and clearly believe that as "musicians for dance", they should be dancers too! They enjoy participating in a wide variety of folk dance including ECD, International, Morris and Appalachian Clog.
"We hope that our appreciation of the dance is reflected in our playing".
The photo shows Cloudburst and Jill Bransby, who will be leading the dance on Saturday evening in the Sports Hall.

English Contra Dance Band

ECDBThe English Contra Dance Band is a two piece band playing music for contra dance. They are based in the UK and have been performing for the last ten years at most of the major contra dances. Linda Game plays a driving fiddle style over Gareth Kiddier's solid piano accompaniment. Although they are from different traditions, English traditional and Rock, they have adapted very well to the American high energy style of contra dance music. As a dancer recently said, "How can two people make so much noise!".

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Keeping Thyme


Keeping Thyme

Eastbourne IFF would not be the same without Julia, Shane and Tina.  We know that they will play lovely, danceable music for you, and then complete the weekend by leading the musicians in the Final Fling on Monday afternoon, and still be smiling at the end of it all.


Mollie & Ali

Fiddle and accordion with zest, with swing, playing contra dance and country dance with energy and lyrical abandon.

We are dancing with you when we play, and like you we are making it up as we go along...


passamezzoPassamezzo is dedicated to the performance of Early Music in an accessible, educational and historically informed context. The name 'Passamezzo' comes from the sixteenth century round (a series of chords) of this name. A passamezzo might take the form of a simple song or dance - Greensleeves is the most well known example of this form - but could also become a courtly dance or an exhibition piece, with virtuosic and showy divisions played upon it.
We give frequent public music performances and have played in museums, barns, palaces, concert halls, theatres, gardens, stately homes and ruins throughout the country.

They will be playing for Renaissance Footnotes on Saturday and Sunday.
Come along to the Meet the Team session and ask questions about their music.

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