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Where to see the West Street Band

The band turn up fairly randomly at pubs in the area, in particular the Woolpack in Islip. They normally play at least one St Patrick's night do around the area and also celebrated St George's day this year.

Early September will generally see them at the Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade's Beer Festival and Trundle.

Coming up next:

The West Street Band are playing a St George's day set at the Courthouse Inn in Thrapston on Friday April 23rd.

NEW! The band is hosting First Sunday Sessions at the newly re-opened Courthouse Inn in Thrapston. Singers, musicians and listeners are all welcome to this acoustic event. Just turn up and play - members of the band will help out if you want or keep out of it if you don't! Next session: 2nd May 2.30pm - 5.30pm.

The West Street Band perform an eclectic mix of folk, country, traditional English, Irish and popular music from artists such as Van Morrison, The Pogues, Kirsty McColl, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle and more.

The band members all live (or once lived), play and drink in Geddington, Northamptonshire, famous for its well-preserved 13th century Eleanor Cross and well-pickled residents.

The West Street Band evolved from earlier incarnations such as the Old Speckled Men and the CRAPP Band into the slightly flabby but genial (as opposed to lean, mean) outfit of today. Various forms have regularly appeared at the famed Geddstock festival over the years.

You can hear some short extracts of some songs that we recorded during rehearsals here.

This is the current line up:

Members of the band

From right to left:
Paul Adams (bodhrán*, washboard, harmonica, percussion, vocals, beer, gin)
Suzie Woods (vocals, percussion, gin)
Paul Woods (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica. cider, gin)
Dick Rowley (guitars, banjo, vocals, percussion, beer, gin)
* Irish drum

Contact the West Street Band

You can contact the West Street Band by email at bandinfo@weststreetband.co.uk

The Band at Geddstock 2009

A Young Admirer

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