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Twmpathology

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Overview

  • Traditional Ceilidh and barn dance band
  • Excellent and diverse repertoire consisting of traditional Ceilidh as well as some folk and other genres
  • The band perform as a 4 piece as standard and can reduce to a 3 if required and the dances are called with either option

Location

The band are based near Caernarfon and frequently play across, Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey and the North West of England.

Standard Set Times

  • Up to four hours music with breaks

About this Act

Twmpathology are a ceilidh, barn dance band based in the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. 'Twmpath' is the welsh word for ceilidh, hence the name. The band play a mixture of lively tunes for dancing, the odd self-penned song and some traditional from the British Isles and beyond. Being dancers themselves as well as musicians, they know how to get those feet moving and their caller will guide everyone through the dances with his own brand of humour and ensure everyone has a great time and they also perform a variety of songs in between the dancing from folk and popular genres.

The set up is fiddle, accordion, guitar and bass and their caller also adds percussion. 2014 saw Twmpathology performing at Cecil Sharp House in London at the Hwyl St. David's Day festival and also at the Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons.

Set List

Rochdale Coconut Dance - trad
Weasel's Revenge - Jan Hurst
Three round Three - trad
Theme Vannetais - Tri Yann (Breton band)
My Love is but a Lassie-o - trad
Atholl Highlanders - trad
Spencer the Rover - trad
Will ye go Lassie go - trad
The Moon and Seven Stars - trad
The Plane Tree - Undine Hornby
Jump at the Sun - John Kirkptrick
Tom McVicars - trad
Southport Polka - trad
Handsome Johnny - English Country Blues Band
Dacw'nghariad - trad welsh song
Polka round the clock - Jan Hurst
Marmalade Polka - trad
Music for a Found Harmonium - Simon Jeffe
Salmon Tails - trad
Jamie Allen - trad
Donkey Riding - trad
Maggie in the Woods - trad
You are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis
Portsmouth - trad
Soldier's Joy - trad
Fanny Poer - O'Carolan
Penyderin - trad
Cadair Idris - John Parry
Summertime - George Gershwin
Lady Eleanor - Lindisfarne
5 Years time - Noah and the Whale
Hopkers Vals - Lars Hopker

Lineup

  • 4 piece band consisting of fiddle, accordion, guitar and bass + caller who adds percussion and occasional melodeon

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