Peter Aston is a christian singer and songwriter, a guitarist with the Holtwood Mission Band and also the singer/guitarist/caller with ceilidh band Cottage Industry.

Cottage Industry

Cottage Industry

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Appearances scheduled so far in 2018:-

13 January - Private event in Wimborne

17 February - Swanage Railway Station (12.00 - solo)

24 March - Beaulieu Medieval Banquet.

20 April - St George's Day Ceilidh at Corfe Mullen Village Hall

28 April - Verwood United Reformed Church (Concert as duo with Becky Neale, flautist)


Please scroll down to listen to MP3 files of some of our music.

The photo below was taken at a St George's Day ceilidh in Corfe Mullen - just after it was taken Clive (far right) played a dramatic final chord - and promptly went straight through the stage - rock 'n' roll eh!

Cottage Industry are:-
Peter Aston Caller, guitarist & vocals
Steve Faulkner Fiddle & vocals
Graham Franklin Bass guitar & vocals
Clive Jennings Bodhran, cittern, spoons, whistles & vocals

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Cottage Industry are a 4 piece ceilidh & barn dance band from Dorset specialising in song and dance from England, Ireland & Scotland plus medieval banquets, shanty sessions and Dorset, St. Patrick's & Burns' evenings. Cottage Industry were established in 1976, since when the band has been on one long rollercoaster of a tour! Gigs across the country have included festivals, theatres, castles, country mansions, hotels, boats, clubs and pubs - and leaky barns! It also seems like almost every village hall in Dorset & Hampshire has echoed to the sound of the band's driving jigs & reels! Highlights of the past 30 years have included a 'medieval banquet' broadcast live from the BBC studios in Southampton and playing aboard a schooner owner by an exiled Cuban goldminer - with a crew of 10 Swedish girls!

Over the years the band has done quite a lot of recording - starting in about 1978 in a 4 track garage studio owned by photographer Roger Holman, to BBC Maida Vale Studios in 1981 & 1982 which produced an EP record release "We're All for Swanage", a song about Swanage Railway that made us famous on TV and radio - well, for about half-an-hour anyway! In recent years Cottage Industry have recorded in Peter Aston's 16 track analogue studio.


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