Cottage Industry are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CottageIndustryCeilidhBand
Appearances in 2020:-
Many events have been hit by the Coronavirus lock-down. Here is the latest position:-
17 February - Private event in Ringwood (solo)
24 February - Private event at Ringwood (solo)
2 March - Private event in Ringwood (solo)
21 March - Private Ceilidh with Cottage Industry near Fordingbridge (postponed until 2021)
24 April - Private Ceilidh with Cottage Industry in Wimborne (postponed)
20 June - Private Ceilidh at Tolpuddle (postponed until 2021)
21 July - Bere Regis Folk Night at the Drax Arms (solo)(cancelled)
1 August - Private Ceilidh in Damerham (postponed until 2021)
15 August - 'Holiday at Home' in Blandford (solo)
4 September - Private Ceilidh with Cottage Industry in Wimborne
Please scroll down to listen to MP3 files of some of our music.
The photo below was taken at a St George's Day ceilidh in Corfe Mullen - just after it was taken Clive (far right) played a dramatic final chord - and promptly went straight through the stage - rock 'n' roll eh!
|Cottage Industry are:-|
|Peter Aston||Caller, guitarist & vocals|
|Steve Faulkner||Fiddle & vocals|
|Graham Franklin||Bass guitar & vocals|
Cottage Industry are a 3-piece ceilidh & barn dance band from Dorset specialising in song and dance from England, Ireland & Scotland plus medieval banquets, shanty sessions and Dorset, St. Patrick's & Burns' evenings. Cottage Industry were established in 1976, since when the band has been on one long rollercoaster of a tour! Gigs across the country have included festivals, theatres, castles, country mansions, hotels, boats, clubs and pubs - and leaky barns! It also seems like almost every village hall in Dorset & Hampshire has echoed to the sound of the band's driving jigs & reels! Highlights of the past 30 years have included a 'medieval banquet' broadcast live from the BBC studios in Southampton and playing aboard a schooner owner by an exiled Cuban goldminer - with a crew of 10 Swedish girls!
Over the years the band has done quite a lot of recording - starting in about 1978 in a 4 track garage studio owned by photographer Roger Holman, to BBC Maida Vale Studios in 1981 & 1982 which produced an EP record release "We're All for Swanage", a song about Swanage Railway that made us famous on TV and radio - well, for about half-an-hour anyway! In recent years Cottage Industry have recorded in Peter Aston's 16 track analogue studio.
In September 2018 we were sorry to say 'farewell' to multi-instrumentalist Clive Jennings as he moved away from Dorset after some 30+ years with the band and his contributions to Cottage Industry will certainly be missed. We are actively looking for a replacement so if perhaps you can bring something to Cottage Industry then please get in touch.
All events have been postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus lock-down. Some have been rebooked either for later this year or for 2021 - so watch this space!