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 BLACK DOG RADIO

Stepling, 'live' at the Old King's Head Belper, 28th March, 2020

TICKETS

Tickets are £13 and will be available at the Old King's Head soon and are available online now through the link below: 

Unfortunately this venue in not accessible to persons in wheelchairs

Doors at 8pm

Stepling is a unique band blurring the boundaries between music and dance: “four musicians, one of whom uses his feet as his instrument” (EDS). They perform an original blend of music, step dance and song inspired by English traditions, their richly varied performances combining traditional and new material from high energy clog to carefully crafted tune arrangements and songs, many with foot percussion: “undeniably English yet inventively cosmopolitan” (fRoots). 

 

“Leap” Album Reviews:


 

“Every so often, a CD pops up which stops you in your tracks. Something so novel and well conceived that all you can do is stop and listen. This is one of those CDs.”

Chris Metherell, English Dance and Song

 

“It’s not uncommon for groups to claim that they’re “inspired by English traditions”, but rare to find one that so wholeheartedly explores music, song and dance in one tidy package … making them all the more vital and interesting. … The music here is undeniably English yet inventively cosmopolitan, and Stepling make it with palpable joy. They’re sensational live, so go and see ‘em and pick up a copy of this CD.”

Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine

 

“In its variety, musicality, originality and sheer joy in the playing and dancing, this is a masterful debut album from a hugely talented group of performers”

Barry Goodman, Shire Folk magazine

 

“There’s energy by the bucket load on Leap, and the opening ‘Mrs. Marhoff’s Single Hornpipe’ rattles along at a pace that the fittest dancer would find hard to sustain. So, there are plenty of tempo changes, such as a Brazilian-flavoured ‘Allen Water’ and the atmospheric ‘Agricultural Jig’ that Deb learned from that fine source, Bagpuss.”

Ian Croft, RnR Magazine

STEPLING WITH "ALLEN WATER"

THE VENUE

The Old King's Head

1 Days Lane

Belper

DE56 1NP

Tel: 01773 826304

There is no parking by the venue, please use the "Coppice Car Park", just a short walk away.