Fantastic weekend at the Southam Gathering

Great weekend playing at Southam Gathering. So many people loving what we do, whether contra or English! Yay!

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Baby!

IMG_1765We are delighted to welcome a new member to the Portland Drive family! Baby Alice Freya Dunphy was born on Sunday 28th February 2016. Many congratulations to Kathryn and her husband James!

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Playford adventure!

Brian and Elaine as Portland Drive Duo are venturing into playing for their first zesty Playford dance at the end of January at Coventry Zesty Playford with caller John Meechan. This is where zesty contra meets Playford/English, so anything could happen! As Kathryn will have her feet up because her baby is expected a couple of weeks after the dance, the sax, clarinet and flute will be out of the mix but expect to hear Brian on his ‘geetar’!

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Great fun at Broadstairs Folk Week!

Well it’s all over now! And the debut of Portland Drive at Broadstairs surpassed our expectations. Playing anything from contra to English to boogie Playford with driving fiddle and guitar from Brian, superb flute, clarinet and sax from Kathryn, underpinned by the dynamic and rhythmic piano from Elaine, PD made quite an impact. And the weather gave us a brilliant seaside holiday too!

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Latest news! New fiddler for Portland Drive!

We are delighted to announce that master fiddler, Brian Stone, is joining Portland Drive as our regular fiddler.  Elaine, Kathryn and Brian are looking forward to playing at Broadstairs Folk Week in August, our first festival together.

 

 

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