the Celtic String Band

Celtic String Band :: Chris & Adrian
Chris Hamblin & Adrian Underhill

A finely tuned duo, honing in on the drive and resonance of Celtic String music. The Band dig deeply into the forms from the celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, Bretagne, Nova Scotia, New England, and Galicia. This is a chance to hear some music that CSB share and enjoy :: reels, jigs, hornpipes, O'Carolan Planxty's, slow airs, mazurkas, polkas, strathspeys, waltzes and many others.
Contact :: Chris Hamblin & The Celtic String Band or Twin Arts Band
DATES FOR 2012 :: Celtic instrumental music with a "swing" : Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes ....

Sunday 5th  August  "Celtic String Band" at ::  Garden Full of Family Delights
2 - 6pm, 
St Leonards Gardens, Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea (behind the Royal Victoria Hotel, (free entry, good range of stalls, exotic foods, jugglers, Lindy Hoppers &  local singers)
Celtic String Band or Twin Arts Barn Dance Band can play for many types of events including Barn Dances with Caller :Vivienne Hamblin. Special arrangements of "First Dances" can be made for Weddings with Country Dances
Listen to  Finlays Gold/Curvy Road/Road to Trempeleau (T Rassmusen/Larry Ungar)
                   The Old man & Old Woman/St Savoir (reels Trad Quebec )

".....hearing the music on the video afterwards, we couldn't believe what beautiful sounds had been going on in the background !!" Sue & Brian

"You delighted our members with your intriguing music and the history of it.  We all enjoyed it very much. It made the evening more special, which is just what we wanted." Jane

Adrian Underhill :: Guitar
An incisive guitarist who refined his instrumental work in its role with folk, jazz, improvisation, poetry and story telling. He played in folk music bands in London in the 70's. Joined the Dave Holt Swingtet in Hastings, then formed his own jazz band "Eddie Ferret" with bassist Roger Carey. Formed Jazz Duo with sax player Pete Burden in 80's.
Since then he has played Celtic and world music in Hastings, London and many places abroad. He played for ten years with the Stag Band, formed Celtic String band with Chris Hamblin and is currently playing Gypsy Swing music with Hot Club St Leonards.

Chris Hamblin :: Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar & Bodhran
A fiddle player with a driving celtic style. Featured as a soloist in Celtic Music Festivals throughout Italy, touring Switzerland, Spain with Gruppo Folkloriquo Whisky Trail, see CD Miriana recorded '79 ( track 9 Dargai ) appeared as part of an art installation in Milan & Zurich.
Chris has created many scores and live performances for contemporary dance and in 1989 was a founder member of the Elastic Band, a band praised in the Harare International Festival of the Arts 2000 for their "devastating violin music!!". He now lives in St Leonards-on-Sea where he has built a thriving music teaching practice.

Celtic String Band was formed in 2003

Chris Hamblin is an MU Member with Public Liability Insurance and the band has a Yamaha PA with a current PAT certificate.

chris paul jo

also see Chris, Paul & Jo :: Irish Music 

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