MEET THE BAND

       The musicians in Amber Fire Ceilidh Band have been plying their trade all over Devon for well over twenty years and played at hundreds of parties, weddings, ceilidhs, barn dances, celebrations and festivals of all kinds.

LESLIE THOMPSON - ACCORDION, HARMONICA

 

       With roots in Ukraine he was weaned on the folk music of Russia in his early years. Later, he turned to British folk music and the accordion, getting involved in the vibrant folk scene around Brighton in the 70s. When he moved to Devon in the 80s he found himself in demand for English Country dance bands in the area and soon became well known for his driving, rhythmical style. He formed the Seven Stars Ceilidh Band in the 1990's then started 3dB a ceilidh band with the novel twist of incorporating a touch of East European music alongside the standard ceilidh repertoire. Now that development continues with Amber Fire.

MIKE COSGROVE - ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MANDOLIN

 

       Mike is a gifted musician who has been involved with Amber Fire for over a decade.  During that time he has also toured Germany with the late Jackie Leven, accompanied Jackie Oates on numerous concerts and recordings, and more recently formed a duo with Steve Banks of the Carnival Band to showcase their talents all over Devon.

 

 

TIGGY KAZZA - FIDDLE, VOCALS

 

       Since completing her music degree specialising in folk fiddle,  Tiggy has been in great demand for teaching and performing in Devon.  She plays with Maggie Duffy, and Piping Hot, and is associated with the Wren Music team that bring folk music activities to Devon communities.  Her talents and dedication are a valued element of Amber Fire.

CHRIS JEWELL - FIDDLE, MELODEON, CALLER

 

       Chris was born into a folk music family and has taken on the tradition through many great bands and events in his life.  He performs with Touchstone at festivals all over UK and in Devon he is in demand for his considerable musical skills as well as calling.  He has been a regular with Amber Fire for over ten years.

 

 

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       The musicians in Amber Fire Ceilidh Band have been plying their trade all over Devon for well over twenty years and played at hundreds of parties, weddings, ceilidhs, barn dances, celebrations and festivals of all kinds.

LESLIE THOMPSON - ACCORDION, HARMONICA

       With roots in Ukraine he was weaned on the folk music of Russia in his early years. Later, he turned to British folk music and the accordion, getting involved in the vibrant folk scene around Brighton in the 70s. When he moved to Devon in the 80s he found himself in demand for English Country dance bands in the area and soon became well known for his driving, rhythmical style. He formed the Seven Stars Ceilidh Band in the 1990's then started 3dB a ceilidh band with the novel twist of incorporating a touch of East European music alongside the standard ceilidh repertoire. Now that development continues with Amber Fire.

MIKE COSGRAVE - ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MANDOLIN

       Mike is a gifted musician who has been involved with Amber Fire for over a decade.  During that time he has also toured Germany with the late Jackie Leven, accompanied Jackie Oates on numerous concerts and recordings, and more recently formed a duo with Steve Banks of the Carnival Band to showcase their talents all over Devon.

 

 

TIGGY KAZZA - FIDDLE, VOCALS

       Since completing her music degree specialising in folk fiddle,  Tiggy has been in great demand for teaching and performing in Devon.  She plays with Maggie Duffy, and Piping Hot, and is associated with the Wren Music team that bring folk music activities to Devon communities.  Her talents and dedication are a valued element of Amber Fire.

CHRIS JEWELL - FIDDLE, MELODEON, CALLER

 

       Chris was born into a folk music family and has taken on the tradition through many great bands and events in his life.  He performs with Touchstone at festivals all over UK and in Devon he is in demand for his considerable musical skills as well as calling.  He has been a regular with Amber Fire for over ten years.

 

 

       The musicians in Amber Fire Ceilidh Band have been plying their trade all over Devon for well over twenty years and played at hundreds of parties, weddings, ceilidhs, barn dances, celebrations and festivals of all kinds.

LESLIE THOMPSON - ACCORDION, HARMONICA

       With roots in Ukraine he was weaned on the folk music of Russia in his early years. Later, he turned to British folk music and the accordion, getting involved in the vibrant folk scene around Brighton in the 70s. When he moved to Devon in the 80s he found himself in demand for English Country dance bands in the area and soon became well known for his driving, rhythmical style. He formed the Seven Stars Ceilidh Band in the 1990's then started 3dB a ceilidh band with the novel twist of incorporating a touch of East European music alongside the standard ceilidh repertoire. Now that development continues with Amber Fire.

MIKE COSGROVE - ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MANDOLIN

       Chris was born into a folk music family and has taken on the tradition through many great bands and events in his life.  He performs with Touchstone at festivals all over UK and in Devon he is in demand for his considerable musical skills as well as calling.  He has been a regular with Amber Fire for over ten years.

 

TIGGY KAZZA - FIDDLE, VOCALS

       Since completing her music degree specialising in folk fiddle, Tiggy has been in great demand for teaching and performing in Devon. She plays with Maggie Duffy, and Piping Hot, and is associated with the Wren Music team that bring folk music activities to Devon communities. Her talents and dedication are a valued element of Amber Fire.

CHRIS JEWELL - FIDDLE, MELODEON, CALLER

       Mike is a gifted musician who has been involved with Amber Fire for over a decade.  During that time he has also toured Germany with the late Jackie Leven, accompanied Jackie Oates on numerous concerts and recordings, and more recently formed a duo with Steve Banks of the Carnival Band to showcase their talents all over Devon.