Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos and foot-stomping grooves – The Old Dance School‘s brand new show draws on three widely applauded studio albums, and five years together that have taken the band from cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to main stage appearances at international festivals.

The seven members of The Old Dance School may seem fresh faced, but don’t let them fool you, the diversity and scale of each one’s musical journey is quite remarkable. From international jazz festivals to European opera tours, film score commissions to classical recitals, green festivals to tattoo conventions, members of The Old Dance School have performed, recorded and toured with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Cerys Matthews, Graham Coxon, Zoe Rahman, Michael McGoldrick, Neil Yates, Jim Perrin, The Destroyers, Kevin Dempsey, and Chris While.

“Absolutely stunning… Full on, full of life, and verve!”– Mike Harding, BBC

“Truly exciting, awe-inspiring music”– Songlines

“Classical quality, jazz imagination, folk sensibility, rock/roots energy… Masterful.” – Scotsman

Note: This performance is also included as part of the Big Whistle Weekend Ticket and the Big Whistle Friday Ticket.

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Last session: Fri 8 Feb 2013 at 8:30 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall

The Old Dance School

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