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

Cottage Industry are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CottageIndustryCeilidhBand

Appearances in 2017:-

8 April - Private Wedding Ceilidh in North Dorset

13 May - High Mead Farm, Longham Open Day (Peter Aston solo at 2.00)

27 May - Private Ceilidh in Wimborne

3 June - Fisherton Mill Cafe, Salisbury (Peter Aston solo at 5.00)

10 June - Wimborne Folk Festival Family Ceilidh (11.30 - 1.00)

24 June - Winton Carnival (Peter Aston solo at 3.40)

24 June - Private Wedding Ceilidh in Poole

8 July - Holtwood Methodist Church Summer Fayre (Afternoon - Peter Aston solo)

15 July - Kinson Music Festival, Bournemouth (Peter Aston solo - 12.40)

15 July - Private Wedding Ceilidh in Poole

16 August - Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show (Peter Aston solo - 11.30)

19 August - Chaplin's Bar, Boscombe (Peter Aston solo - 2.00)

9 September - Kings Park, Bournemouth (Peter Aston solo - TBC)

30 September - Verwood Ceilidh (Tickets £10 inc supper from 01202 822781)

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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