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|
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.
12- Holtwood Methodist Church with Band (10.45)
25 - Verwood Hub (solo)
26 - Holtwood Methodist Church with HMB (6.00)