Teasing The Cat are a five-piece folk dance and concert band from the South-West of England. Playing the traditional music of Great Britain, France, Eastern Europe (and beyond!) on a wide variety of instruments, Teasing the Cat's broad repertoire reflects their varied musical backgrounds, encompassing Jazz, Klezmer, early and classical music as well as the traditional folk dance music we use in our ceilidhs and barn dances.
Over the past few years, Teasing the Cat have performed a number of concerts, celebrating occasions such as Twelfth Night,May Day and St George’s Day (and even the infamous Mischief Night). At the Hinton St George Festival they broadened the theme in a well-received concert which celebrated all the four seasons of the year. This show, featuring music from the 13th to the 20th Century, was then reprised at the Warehouse Theatre in Ilminster - and you can check Youtube for a taster (Teasing the Cat in Jazz mode!).
Our next concert is on 19th May 2019 at 2.00 in The Secret Garden in Hinton St George and we are sharing the concert with the excellent sitar player Ricky Romain. Tickets on 01460 72553.
Teasing the Cat are available for ceilidhs, barn dances, weddings and other events. Please feel free to get in contact re bookings and any other enquiries on or Chris on (01460) 73052 / 07530103228
Please check back regularly for upcoming show snippets and the like...
Teasing The Cat (and some instruments they might play) are (L-R):
Mike Eaton - hurdy-gurdy, fretless bass, bodhran, darabuka, octave mandolin
Gibby Swaine - recorders, flute, accordion, pipe & tabor, vocals, ukulele, piano
Chris Edmunds - accordion, melodeon, concertina, cittern,
percussion, piano, (caller for dances)
Steve Graham - mandolin, mandola, English bagpipes, Cornish pipes, trumpet,
pipe and tabor, wooden flute, baritone horn
John Dike - fiddle (violin), viola, mandolin, drum