Cottage Industry are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CottageIndustryCeilidhBand
Appearances scheduled so far in 2018:-
13 January - Private event in Wimborne
17 February - Swanage Railway Station (12.00 - solo)
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)
7 July - Holtwood Summer Fair (Peter Aston solo + Becoming Branches, Nia Nicholls and Dan Desmond (12.00 - 4.00)
21 July - Salisbury Museum Festival of Archaeology (Solo - 11.00 to 12.00 & 1.00 to 2.00 www.salisburymuseum.org.uk )
28 July - Private Ceilidh near Shaftesbury
1 September - Private Ceilidh in Christchurch
19 September - Southampton Boat Show
13 October - St Mary's Church, Rickmansworth with Julie Felix and the Polly Morris Band
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|
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.
In September 2018 we were sorry to say 'farewell' to multi-instrumentalist Clive Jennings as he moved away from Dorset after some 30+ years with the band and his contributions to Cottage Industry will certainly be missed. We are actively looking for a replacement so if perhaps you can bring something to Cottage Industry then please get in touch.
1 - Advent Celebration in Wimborne Square - all day during which I'll be playing seasonal songs between 1.00 & 2.00
11 - Salisbury
12 - Shaftesbury Day Centre (1.45)
16 - Three Legged Cross URC - Advent (6.00)
23 - 'Carols around the Tree' at Holtwood Methodist Church with James Frampton and HMB (in the church if wet) followed by seasonal refreshments (6.00)