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Appearances planned for 2022
January 15 - Bournemouth Burns' Night
May 14 - Wedding Ceilidh in Wiltshire (private function)
June 10 - Verwood Memorial Hall for Verwood Market - Solo (2.00)
June 18 - Bluebird Club, Longham - Solo (2.00)
August 6 - Corfe Castle Ceilidh (private event)
Appearances planned for 2023
January 28 - Winchester Burns Night
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 our former member 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|
Cottage Industry are a 3-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", which is 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 and continue to gig all over the place!
4 - Jubilee Cream Teas, and much more, at Holtwood Methodist Church (1.00 - 5.00)
5 - Three Legged Cross URC Jubilee Service and Picnic - solo entertainer (2.30)
8 - 'Open the Book' presentations at local 1st Schools
10 - Friday Market at Verwood Memorial Hall including music by Peter Aston from 2.00
12 - HMB at Woodlands Methodist Church (6.00)
15 - 'Open the Book' presentations at local 1st Schools
18 - Bluebird Social Club, Longham including music by Peter Aston from 2.00 (cancelled)
19 - Holtwood Methodist Church - Solo Musician (10.45)
20 - Street Meadow, Wimborne with Revd Phillip Dixon (cancelled)
22 - 'Open the Book' presentations at local 1st Schools
26 - Holtwood Methodist Church with Worship Band (10.45)