'Broken Brook', by Spoil The Dance
Brian Bedford's beautiful setting of the Dorothy Una Ratcliffe poem "February Day", performed with our friend Jon Scaife at Crookes on 13/12/12. Hear more of Brian's fine music at
Tarbolton / Otters' Holt reels set, with Jon Scaife at Crookes Club on 13/12/12. Thanks to Joyce Scaife for the video.

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If you've been attracted here by recent reviews of our new album 'Fairer Skies', here's the second single from it, written by our good friend, the lovely Anna Shannon

Email for more information, and details of how to purchase the album, all profits of which are going to local charities....

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The second track to be taken from our new album 'Fairer Skies' is our take on this lovely song, written by the very wonderful Anna Shannon. We hope you like it.

Probably the final review of 'Fairer Skies', and from arguably the most influential folk music magazine going. Living Tradition don't mince their words, and for the little old Spoils to be compared with premier league performers is quite a thrill. We don't think we come off too badly, do you?

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The Spoils on a 50’s jukebox, since you were asking.

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We’re grateful to Dave Sissons from the splendid, influential Stirrings magazine for this encouraging and appreciative review. It’s reassuring that all the reviewers ‘get’ what we’re trying to accomplish. Thanks Dave.

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We've retained Pathways of Chesterfield as our de facto charity for 2018. Here's a donation from collections at our performances at Banner Cross and Kiveton Park folk clubs.

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Brian Player was kind enough to play 'Summer of my Dreams' on his excellent show yesterday evening. We're on around 28:30, but listen to the whole show - it's splendid.

Last night's Tuesday Folk is now on "Play again" .............
Features Arod - the band and Richard Knott plus much more..

Brian Player Acoustic Cafe is on Mixcloud. Listen for free to their radio shows, DJ mix sets and Podcasts

We're honoured to be featured again on the Brian Player radio show tomorrow evening. Looking forward to hearing which track Brian plays. Thanks Brian

This coming Tuesday (6th Feb) at 8pm on Join yours truly and Minnie Birch LIVE in the studio .....
chatting with Barbara Parry ...and Peter Stephens about local and folk in general!!!
and singing songs..........

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Here's a simple video for 'Days of Summer', from our album 'Fairer Skies'. Hope you like it.

Miggy Campbell's delightful song 'Days of Summer' arranged and performed by Spoil the Dance, and taken from our 2nd album 'Fairer Skies'

Sincere thanks to Marc Gunn for featuring us again on his latest Irish & Celtic Music podcast. 'Silver Dagger' starts 8 mins in, but listen to it all - it's splendid.

Many thanks to David Chamberlain for playing The Factory Girl on his splendid Acoustic Routes show on Dapper FM this evening. Cheers.

Acoustic Routes is broadcast on DapperFM every Monday between 8 & 10pm UK time and on Blues And Roots Radio every Thursday between 7 & 9pm UK time

Unfortunately, Pete James is ill, So we won’t be appearing on his Eye103 show tomorrow. Standby for revised dates in the near future.

If you’re stuck for ‘entertainment’ this Sunday afternoon, tune in to the Pete James show on 103 The Eye at 15:00. We’ll be chatting & playing some of the tracks which have influenced us, and perhaps a few songs live in the studio.

We are a non-profit organisation and our role is to inform and entertain the people of Melton, North East Leicestershire and South Nottinghamshire as well as playing an active part in the community and providing media training opportunities.

Nice to see ‘The Cat and the Capo’ set getting yet more airplay, this time on the Under The Mason’s Apron podcast (27 mins in). Thanks chaps. After 35 years, we’re stuck with the name, though.…/under-the-masons-apron-folk-show-…/

New Year brings us three tracks from the new live CD of a fully staged production of Peter Bellamy's 'The Transports' in its 40th anniversary year; a tale of the first convicts transported to Australia in 1788. New arrangements by Paul Sartin and a new narration from Matthew Crampton, a new song fro...

Such a privilege to be included on Phil Widdows’ latest Folkcast podcast, amongst some excellent music. Cheers Phil.

FolkCast - the UK's premier folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music podcast.

We’re delighted to be featured once again on the latest edition of the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Broken Brook (the first track on our album Fairer Skies) is at 36:30, but listen to the whole podcast - it’s splendid.

If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downlo...

Thanks to everyone for your support in making 2017 a fantastic year for the Spoils. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year. Gaynor, Sal, Charlie & Steve.

Spoil the Dance are playing upstairs at the Banner Cross. Doors at 20:00. Many great performers. Our fees will be donated to Pathways, as usual.

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