Please note that The James Street Tavern has closed for refurbishment and new owners and all the regular sessions that werew being held there have moved to The Port Mahon, St Clements.

Chalktown are an innovative dance band, with English folk meeting indie rock with a twist of modern jazz, producing music that is great for listening and irresistible for dancing. The band has a wealth of dance music experience with three ex-members of the legendary Gas Mark 5.

Paul Scourfield provides world class melodeon lead whilst Dave Blackmore weaves strong harmonies on clarinet and provides a touch of the exotic on bass clarinet. In the rhythm section Michael Davidson lays down fluid bass lines and subtle guitar textures and Rob Gifford’s rock solid grooves show why he’s the drummer of choice for so many dance bands.

In recent years Chalktown have appeared at a number of major festivals including Sidmouth, Towersey and Bromyard as well as the major ceilidh series up and down the country, building a strong following. The band works with some of the best callers in the country including Sheena Masson, Gordon Potts, Nick Walden and Adam Hughes.

Gordon Potts described the band as being "Elegant and good to listen to as well as being a fine dance outfit" and as Folk Roots magazine said, Chalktown are "Good for the Feet!!"

Doors open 7.30pm, dance starts 8pm and ends 11.30pm

Tickets are available on the door: £10 adults, £7 concessions (12-17s, students, pensioners), £1 5-11s and free under 5s. See for details of family and group discounts.


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