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With the summer now firmly behind us, where we performed at several weddings and ceilidhs throughout the South West, as well as regular performances at venues in the region, the band is in the midst of working on new material and identifying venues for late 2019 and into 2020 where our music may be best appreciated.

 

Details of these and all bookings, public and private, will appear on our LIVE SHOWS page.

 

 A TRIBUTE TO MARTIN HODGE

To anyone who has ever been present at a Dumbo's Feather Ceilidh, they will be fully aware that the three band members have always been augmented by the presence of our resident dance caller Martin Hodge. Martin's job was to take control of our wild flamboyant energy that makes us a dynamic stage presence and channel it into a disciplined unit, playing tightly in time to ensure that each dance he was teaching the audience was so much easier to follow.

Tragically, and completely unexpectedly, the news broke on January 24th 2017 of Martin's sudden passing, and at a stroke, the band had not only lost a dear friend and colleague, but the South-West music scene had suddenly lost one of of its finest champions of musical diversity. 

Martin was a kind and gentle soul, firmly committed to many principled causes, but could never be mistaken for a weak person, as these deeply-rooted beliefs, supportive of a multitude of people from many ethnic, gender, social or musical backgrounds, would see Martin with both feet planted firmly in the foreground when required, without hesitation.

We have lost a great man, and although ultimately we all need to carry on, anyone whose life he touched will miss him dearly.

So long pal. We love you.