Bishop Auckland & District

String Band

CONTACT:Gerald
Email:Click on the bird
WHERE:Gerald's home - please message for details
WHENAlternative Wednesday mornings 10 am until 12 noon

This group has now resumed normal activities.

We are a music group currently playing guitars (acoustic & electric), bass, harmonicas, ukulele and mandolin. Kazoo and flute have also been seen. Other instruments/vocals would be welcomed. We play folk, country and pop/rock music. Tunes we all know. The emphasis is on fun and the buzz of playing in a band, rather than musical excellence. If you’ve played an instrument and would like to start again why not come along to see what we are doing! You might even recognize some of the tunes!

At present we have five regular members. Anybody with drum or percussion skills would be welcome as would anybody who has ever sung in a folk or pop band.

Most of us are self-taught musicians so don't feel you'd be at a disadvantage if you can't read music. We've played all sorts of pieces so far ranging from Greensleeves and Scarborough Fair to Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, Heart of Gold by Neil Young, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, Urban Spaceman by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks.

We've been together for more than 2 years and managed to get started again right away in May 2021 when Lockdown ended. We were delighted to put on our first live performance for our u3a's Christmas Meeting. Hopefully more will follow. It's great fun and we try hard not to frighten the horses! We meet fortnightly on a Wednesday from 10:00am to 12 noon at my home. If you'd like to come along please contact me geraldacumming@gmail.com or phone 07802 705284

To see videos of our Christmas performance click on the link to the right "String Band-Christmas 2021-The Songs" then click on the song titles to start the videos. Hope you enjoy them!

Gerald Cumming

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