Cottage Industry are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CottageIndustryCeilidhBand
Appearances planned for 2021 (Covid restrictions allowing)
3 September - Wimborne (private event)
4 September - Sydling St. Nicholas (private event)
25 September - Tolpuddle (private event)
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!
10 - Solo musician at Holtwood Methodist Church (10.45)
10 - 'Worship for You' at Woodlands Methodist Church with HMB
17 - Solo musician for Cafe Church at Blandford Methodist Church (10.30)
17 - Three Legged Cross URC with HMB (2.30)
20 - Holtwood Church Council (7.30)
31 - Thanksgiving Service at Holtwood Methodist Church for members lost during the Pandemic (10.45)