Old School Band News

April 26, 2010

Fair Play

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 9:07 pm

It was down the M62 on Saturday to Milnrow Cricket Club, with the “telegenic” Sid Calderbank as Caller. An expert on Lancashire Dialect, he was recently on an episode of BBC2′s ”Flog it” talking to Paul Martin about Lancashire Cotton.

The occasion was a 21st Birthday party. The Cricket Club, an oasis of green amongst terraced streets, was actually founded in the Mid 19th Century.


April 18, 2010

Wot We did on our Holidays

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 1:24 pm

Every year around this time we do a private function in the North Lakes.

We play at the Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite, Borrowdale. The opportunity arises for some of the Band to take a weekend Break. Those from Yorkshire prefer to take the money and drive back home.

The Scafell is an amazing mix of sophisticated luxury that still somehow manages to be inclusive and “Laid Back”.

The food is excellent, and for the more  informal minded, the Riverside Bar at the side is always crammed with hikers, bikers, locals, Hostellers, Ceilidh Musicians …Beer and Bar Food absolutely first class.

If you want to book us for something completely different, maybe as Corporate entertainment, an Old School Band Ceilidh at an end of a day’s activity, either leisure or business, is a great way to unwind.


April 11, 2010

Samlesbury All

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 11:23 am

Yet another enjoyable gig for us at Samlesbury Hall on Saturday.

 We are proud to be the “Ceilidh Band of choicer” for their functions. You can expect to see more closer liaisons in the future, and some more footage of us at the Hall to be out soon.

If you are searching for a location for your wedding Ceilidh we couldn’t recommend a finer place, check out their website.


April 8, 2010

“Tickety ‘Boo”

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 4:05 pm

Last Sunday’s Easter Bunny do at the “Horse & Bamboo” in Waterfoot was really enjoyable for us, as we don’t do many gigs where the emphasis is on children.

Unlike adults, they have no inhibitions when responding to music, they will move and dance spontaneously, providing there’s a good rhythm.

 Alas, teenagers  have to be told what’s permitted, or trendy, well we were trendy in 1898, so, teenagers, put aside your NME, and enjoy the Old School Band .