"The Travelling People."    folk musicians

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The Travelling People now have a web-page of their own, and this "holding" page is no longer being maintained and may well be out of date. Please note this link to their page, www.travellingpeople.net and click on it to go there.


"The Travelling People" folk and shanty group started in the Formby/Crosby area of Merseyside in 1968 and are now the longest established still performing folk group on Merseyside. They ran the the famous "Wheelhouse" folk club in Crosby for many years. They have appeared at all the major venues in the area including the Floral Hall Southport and the Empire Theatre, Philharmonic Hall and Irish Centre in Liverpool. They now provide Shanty, Liverpool and Irish songs and music for Liverpool Culture Company in the build up to European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Equally at home on the big stage, the local sailing club or the village hall, the five singers play guitars, banjos, mandolin, melodeon, whistles, drum and concertina as required. They can usually call upon friends to provide ceili dances and hornpipes. See them at all the River Festivals and on the "Glaciere" sailing ship at the Albert Dock in Liverpool during the summer months. Their songs are currently available on 4 maritime/comedy CD's on sale on Merseyside.

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The TRAVELLING PEOPLE on CD.

Other links which you may find interesting or useful: Other links relating to the musicians:

The Liverpool Country Dance Band
The LCDBand for your Wedding Evening party?
Lyrics of some Liverpool Songs.
Gerry Jones, the handy musician
Country Dancing Classes
Liverpool CONTRA Folk-dance club
Mersey And Deeside folk dance clubs
EFDSS; the English Folk Dance & Song Society
The MacLennan Scottish Group of Sidcup.
The WIRRAL SOUND, the marching band of Moreton (Wirral) Boys & Girls Brigades.
RSCDS (for non-members)
RSCDS (for members)
www.folkdancing.org relating to many folk dance types.