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Posted By: GUEST,Derek Schofield
09-May-05 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Dance Groups from BBC Barn Dance
Subject: RE: Dance Groups from BBC Barn Dance
I think Jack Armstrong's band was usually the Barnstormers. The Cheviot Ranters was a separate band. Jack's Barn dance programme on the radio dates back to the 40s I think, and was outside the folk dance revival. It is certainly something worthy of further investigation. There was a strong folk dance club in St Helens, and there was a Greesleeves Band (separate from the morris team in london)