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Gigs

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Geckoes
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The Oxford NAGS
Mat Green and Andy Turner
Christminster Singers
 

Oxford NAGS is a four piece ceilidh band based around Oxfordshire and a bit of Hampshire. They play stonking English tunes for stonking English dance. 

Oxford NAGS

Nina Hansell (PolkaWorks, The Bismarcks) has been playing the fiddle and English traditional music for more than 30 years and is deeply committed to traditional dance, through morris, clog and providing music for other dancers. She delights audiences with her passion for playing bouncy English tunes – not only do the audience feel the need to dance, she does too; in fact she can't not.

Sandy Shallis is a melodeon player from Adderbury. She plays for folk and local ceilidh bands including Tinker's Ditch, and her local ladies morris side. She recently teamed up with Tim Howes and won Best Folk Duo at the Chipping Norton Music Festival. John Kirkpatrick described their performance as outstanding. Sandy keeps her melodeon-arm muscles in shape by pulling pints in The Bell, Adderbury, which she manages with courtesy and aplomb. 

Andy Turner plays anglo-concertina with Oxfordshire dance band Geckoes, and with the concert band Magpie Lane. He is a very experienced dance musician, having been playing for ceilidhs, barn dances and morris for over 35 years. Andy gets tunes out of an Anglo concertina that aren't there. He is a lot older than he looks.

Gareth Kiddier (many, many bands, including PolkaWorks, The Bismarcks, English Contra Dance Band and The Watch) sits in the corner and plays the piano, and generally does what he's told.

Forthcoming gigs:

2017

Saturday 4th February
Twyford Ceilidhs

Twyford Parish Hall, Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QY
caller: Nigel Close
7.30 - 11
Contact 01962 714220 for tickets


Saturday 18th March
Meltdown Ceilidhs

Haywards Heath, Sussex

caller: Aidan Hansell


Saturday 3rd June
Haddenham Ceilidhs

Village Hall, Banks Park, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE
caller: Nick Walden


Friday 25th August
Towersey Festival

caller: Aidan Hansell


2018

Saturday 6th January
Bridport Ceilidhs

Church House Hall (adjacent to St Mary’s Church), South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NW>
caller: Gill Spence


Friday 9th February
Unicorn Ceilidhs

St Mary's Church Hal,l Church Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AE
caller: Sheena Masson


Saturday 7th April
Twyford Ceilidhs

Twyford Parish Hall, Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QY


Saturday 9th June
White Horse Ceilidhs - Folk for MS Ceilidh

Village Hall, Main Street, Grove, Wantage, Oxon. OX12 7JY
caller: Aidan Hansell

 

Audio clips

Short excerpts of Oxford NAGS playing live for dancing:

Meltdown Ceilidhs, Haywards Heath, 19th March 2017.

Caller: Aidan Hansell

Miss Ann Fraser Mackenzie / Tommy Jenkins

 

Truro Folk Dance Club, Haddon Village Hall, 2nd December 2016.

Callers: Frances Oates and Beryl Jukes

Three Around Three / In the Toyshop

Orange in Bloom

The Troublesome Cossack

 

Last updated: 04.06.2017

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