You are invited to join Moira and Peter Gutteridge, the Worcestershire -based dance band Dampier’s Round, for an evening of social dance.
They will be at Halsway leading musicians workshops, so will be accompanied by participants who are learning to play for dancing. Peter and Moira are multi-instrumentalists, between them they play fiddle, harp, keyboard, mandolin, guitars, flute and whistles. They are also joined by musician and caller Madeleine Smith.
Moira Gutteridge plays fiddle, keyboard and harp along with Peter in their band ‘Dampier’s Round’, playing at dances and festivals throughout the country. Moira is an ex music teacher: she has organised and run music workshops at festivals, folk camps and at Halsway Manor on several occasions. She runs a village folk band for all ages and abilities, and with a wide range of instruments.
Peter Gutteridge plays guitar, bass guitar, mandolin and flute. He is an ex BBC engineer, and more recently a teacher. He also runs workshops at festivals and folk camps and, with Moira, is part of the band that plays for Soft Option Appalachian Dancers.
Madeleine Smith is a nationally renowned teacher, caller and clog dancer. She is sought after for her extensive knowledge of dancing and the folk tradition, and for her ability to teach clearly while making it fun. She plays recorder, piano, and Celtic harp, and is equally at home helping musicians to improve their playing. She also sings in a community choir, and plays for Towersey Morris.