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Thread #81012   Message #3700591
Posted By: GUEST,Vic Smeltzer
08-Apr-15 - 02:11 PM
Thread Name: Dance Groups from BBC Barn Dance
Subject: RE: Dance Groups from BBC Barn Dance
In reply, NO the St. Helens Band did not become the "Poachers", but, though based in the same village, were very different. My band was made up of the Scottish-type 2 accordions, fiddle, bass, piano and drums.
We played at many dances up and down the country - often travelling long distances. We played for Scottish dances as well as for English Barn Dances. Those were the days ! But I have made a few dance music CDs which can be accessed via YouTube or typing in my name.