Old School Band News

July 24, 2011

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 11:09 am

OMG if one was searching for the Ultimate Ceilidh Experience, this weekend hit the motherlode. On Friday night it was friend and Guitar Pupil extraordinaire Mari’s Birthday bash at the Chipping Village Hall,( good use of EEC grant that place) and a great time was had by all.
Last night we were on an ancient lawn in the back garden of Ribchester Parish Church Rectory,Somehow our permanent Marquee Jinx,and the Perma Showers that inhabit Lancs Summer Weather held off long enough to produce a perfect Summer Evening, a party willing to throw themselves whole-heartedly into the spirit of things. The result was a magic evening with wonderful vibes, the sight of scores of people whizzing round in complete abandon with a backdrop of the beautiful Church and gardens, in the fading light will remain with us as one of our best ever gigs.
We finished at 10.30, then there was a Disco in the Church Hall where the most energetic could do their thing. We firmly believe that the Ceilidh and Disco shouldn’t mix, don’t mess with the Formula we do so well, let us do what we do best, then, if you have energy to burn, get your Recorded music via a Disco, or friend with a powerful Boom Box.
Phil

July 10, 2011

Familiar Feelings

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 11:56 am

Hey there friends, Roger, and prospective clients !
Prior to Band Holidays, we’re doing the usual round of familiar things. The inevitable downpours visited our gig at Hutton Grammar School (in a Marquee natch), but it was an exceedingly strong one, so the elements only really scored as we loaded and unloaded.
Then it was off to Samlesbury Hall, where we are always welcomed like old friends ! even being introduced to senior management no less.
The buffet, as often was a Hog Roast, the first we’ve had for a long time. I have made a pact with myself to only have one Sandwich (with stuffing and Apple Sauce) so as not to meet “Big Hog” in an indigestion nightmare.We can’t recommend the Hall enough, what a wonderful place to have your reception.
Speaking of which, we are already turning down bookings in June, July and August are also moving fast, so book now, A DEPOSIT OF £25.00 WILL SECURE THE DATE FOR YOU.
Phil