New take on traditional folk

The Old Dance School
The Old Dance School

YOUNG up-and-coming professional seven-piece The Old Dance School are to perform an exciting winter concert at New Mills Town Hall.

The event on Friday February 25, at 7.30pm, is sponsored by Live and Local, and jointly arranged by New Mills Festival Committee and New Mills Town Council.

The Old Dance School will be performing magical harmonies, duelling fiddles and hair-raising world percussion with their unique and imaginative take on traditional folk music.

From international jazz festivals to European opera tours, film score commissions to classical recitals, green festivals to tattoo conventions, the members of The Old Dance School have performed, recorded and toured with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Graham Coxon, Zoe Rahman, Neil Yates, Jim Perrin, The Destroyers and Martha Tilston.

Their debut album Based on a True Story was met with terrific reviews in the national press, and has secured The Old Dance School’s reputation as one of the most exciting young bands to have emerged in recent years.

Their second album Forecast in 2010 delivers a startling take on contemporary folk that is both firmly-rooted and unashamedly forward-thinking.

Tickets, priced £8 (concessions £6), are available from Barton’s Hardware, New Mills Town Hall, by calling 01663 744907, and on the door. There will be a bar and a raffle.