BRACKEN RIGG BARN DANCE BAND
Question. What is Bracken Rigg?
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
New Years Eve 2011 - Father and Son
Band at wedding dance at Sheffield Polish Club, July 2009
Geoff Wright on his 1970s Shand Morino (with midi)
Scary display of Geoff's legs
The following photograph was taken at Pilkingtons Bowling Club on 28/08/2010
Latest band member - Grandson, Brandon
We were also spotted playing at a wedding at the Left Bank, Cardigan Road, Leeds on 22/12/07 and 04/09/10
The following photographs were taken at Shefield Polish Catholic Club on 08/12/2007
Geoff on mechanical bra
David Dean on the fiddle
Dave Dixon on skins
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)
Shelagh (Caller's assistant, Band Manageress and Pay-Mistress)
The following photographs were taken at Povey Farm on 09/07/2005
Thomas Wright on Octave Mandola (by Paul Shippey)
The Full-English line-up
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.
Thomas Wright on my Marinucci accordion (good looking lad on left)
The following photograph was taken at Osset Town Hall on 21/12/2001
(Caller) Nigel Thompson on bass and vox humana
The following photograph was taken at South Wheatley Village Hall on 29/12/2001
Thomas Wright on bodhoran and vox inhumana
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)
BAND AT PLAY (Spot the Mars bar - work, rest and play joke)
Geoff being elbowed out by the drummer
David Dean at play (work?)
David Dixon at the ready
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