Folk Bands

Alison plays in countless ceilidh and concert bands every year – these are the ones she manages (or shares management of).

Bristol Ceilidh Quartet

A funky, folky string quartet, with a repertoire of mostly English tunes and a unique dancey sound. We are: Alison Rowley, Matt Norman, Nonny Tabbush and Sarah Moody. Festival appearances have included: Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week and Broadstairs Folk Week.

“One of the most energetic and percussive ceilidh bands playing anywhere right now- their gigs are unmissable.” – Ed Barrow, Bristol Ceilidh

Cunning Plan Ceilidh Band

Est 2009. Cambridge-based collection of talented trad musicians playing Scottish, Irish and English tunes with foot-stomping guaranteed!

Csus4 Ceilidh Band

The South West version of the Cunning Plan – just as much energy and the same great tunes, but with a lineup of local talent.

Mrs Trevor’s Deep Freeze Secrets

Mrs Trevor’s Deep Freeze Secrets (formerly Run of the Mill) is a group of trad musicians brought together by happy circumstance in the University town of Cambridge. They made their first recording in an underground kitchen on Jesus Lane and have been going strong ever since. They were finalists in the 2007 New Roots Competition and have performed at folk clubs and festivals around the country, including supporting Martin Carthy, Tim Van Eyken and Andy Irvine, as well as Leigh Folk Festival, Durham’s Streets of Folk day and at the Headland Folk Festival in Hartlepool. They are also available as a ceilidh band.