Accordion Band (Geoff Wright) Fiddle Band (Davidus Decanus)
WELCOME TO
BRACKEN RIGG BARN DANCE BAND

Question. What is Bracken Rigg?

Brackenrigg on old map Answer. A Roman fort at the Western end of Hadrian's Wall?




WRONG, It is South Yorkshire's most popular traditional accordion
band, playing for Barn Dances and Ceilidhs for over 40 years.

Brackenrigg is the Roman Fort, but we are nearly as ancient.

The following photograph was taken at Swinton Church scarecrow festival on 25/09/2015 - Latest band member - Granddaughter, Mia
Latest band member - Granddaughter, Mia - click to enlarge

New Years Eve 2011 - Father and Son
Dad and Lad - click to enlarge

Band at wedding dance at Sheffield Polish Club, July 2009
Warning - Electronic accordion (Devil's intrument) - click with care to enlarge

Geoff Wright on his 1970s Shand Morino (with midi)
An early 1950s Geoff Wright on his 1970s Shand Morino (with midi) - click to enlarge

Scary display of Geoff's legs
Geoff's legs - stroke to enlarge

The following photograph was taken at Pilkingtons Bowling Club on 28/08/2010

Latest band member - Grandson, Brandon
Latest band member - Grandson, Brandon - click to enlarge

We were also spotted playing at a wedding at the Left Bank, Cardigan Road, Leeds on 22/12/07 and 04/09/10

Left Bank Leeds
Photos courtesy of Luna Photography
Bracken Rigg at wedding
The best side of Bracken Rigg playing for wedding 04/09/10 - clock to enlarge

The best side of Bracken Rigg playing for wedding 04/09/10 - clock to enlarge

The best side of Bracken Rigg playing for wedding 04/09/10 - clock to enlarge


Bracken Rigg playing for wedding 22/12/07 - kick to enlarge

The following photographs were taken at Shefield Polish Catholic Club on 08/12/2007

Geoff on mechanical bra
Geoff on mechanical bra - pull bellows to enlarge

David Dean on the fiddle
David Dean on the fiddle - offer beer to enlarge

Dave Dixon on skins
Dave Dixon on skins - kick to enlarge

The following photographs were taken at Armthorpe Rugby Club on 17/06/2006

Nothing worn under Terry Hunter's kilt (it's as good as ever)
Terry Hunter (fiddle)- put hand up kilt to enlarge

Shelagh (Caller's assistant, Band Manageress and Pay-Mistress)
Shelagh (Caller's assistant, Band Manageress and Pay-Mistress)- put hand in pocket to pay her

The following photographs were taken at Povey Farm on 09/07/2005

Thomas Wright on Octave Mandola (by Paul Shippey)
Thomas Wright on Octave Mandola (by Paul Shippey) - We call it Nelson - he has a smaller version, that's a Half-Nelson

The Full-English line-up
The English line-up - click to enlarge

The following photographs were taken at Barnsley Accordion Clubs 2002 Christmas Party

Geoff Wright on 1920 Wheatstone English concertina, Scottish band leader Winky Thin (guest performer) sat on stage behind, BAC chairman, the late Doug Fellowes sat in front.
Geoff Wright on Wheatstone English Concertina, Scottish band leader Winky Thin (guest performer) sat on stage behind, BAC chairman, the late Doug Fellowes sat in front. - click to enlarge

Thomas Wright on my Marinucci accordion (good looking lad on left)
Thomas Wright on my Marinucci accordion (good looking lad on left) - click to enlarge

The following photograph was taken at Osset Town Hall on 21/12/2001

(Caller) Nigel Thompson on bass and vox humana
(Caller) Nigel Thompson on bass and vox humana - click to enlarge

The following photograph was taken at South Wheatley Village Hall on 29/12/2001

Thomas Wright on bodhoran and vox inhumana
Thomas Wright on bodhoran and vox inhumana - click to enlarge

The following photographs were taken at Immingham Civic Centre on 22/09/2001 when we played at a Charity Dance for Grimsby Scottish Society

BAND AT REST (1 Bar)
David Dixon (drums), Geoff Wright (Accordion), David Dean (fiddle)

The band at rest - click to enlarge

BAND AT PLAY (Spot the Mars bar - work, rest and play joke)

The band at play - click to enlarge

Geoff being elbowed out by the drummer

Geoff at play - click to enlarge

David Dean at play (work?)

David Dean at play - click to enlarge

David Dixon at the ready
David Dixon at the ready - click to enlarge
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