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The Band consists of four musicians that have a wealth of experience.

Two of our members play in a local orchestra, another in a rhythm and blues band, while the fourth is involved with local folk groups, playing music as well as teaching folk dance.

Our prime instruments are piano accordion, violin and bass guitar. Occasionally we may also invite guest musicians to accompany us and are amenable to play with a guest caller.

Our Caller has been calling and playing music for country dancing for over forty years (he started young!).

Under the name of the Splendid Shilling, the band has been in existence for around twenty years, prior to that, the band was called the ‘Squire Frith’, established in 1975 and based in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire.

Our electrical equipment is PAT tested.

We have Public Liability insurance (£5 million) indemnity with the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Receipts will be issued for all payments received.

We do not normally require a deposit on a booking.

The organisers may have the use of our sound equipment for their announcements or speeches.

Our amplification equipment can also play music via CD’s, IPods, IPads and other media devices.