Merseyside based Barndance band Two Left Feet was formed seven years ago, and consists of Richard Wilde on fiddle and melodeon, Gail Wilde on flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorders, Jon Mayhew on guitar, mandolins, and bodhran, and Jonathan Heyes on bass, guitar, and flute.
The band works with most of the major callers in the North West, (and sometimes further afield) including Brian Corrigan, Roger Downing, Rhodri Davies, Alan Barber and Brendan Morrison.
The caller on the night explains the dances to the audience, each in their own inimitable style, ensuring that nothing can possibly go wrong (well that’s the theory anyway).
They have a huge repertoire of music and dances from the British Isles, and America. The caller explains each dance before we play it. Then they let rip!
The band plays for all the main Ceilidh nights, namely Burns Night, St. Andrew’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, New Years Eve, and Hoe Downs for American Independence Day.
Two Left Feet have performed in all the major venues in the North West, including Knowsley Hall, Liverpool and Chester Town Halls, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, The Lowry, Salford, Haydock Racecourse, and Lancashire Cricket Ground, Old Trafford.
For the Queens Jubilee Celebrations they performed in Chester for public celebrations and the lighting of the Chester Beacon, and later on at Eaton Hall for the Duke of Westminster’s Jubilee Celebration.
They have been live in Hertfordshire, dead in Netherton, often seen around Macclesfield, roved the country o’er. They’ve played weddings galore, socials, carnivals, fairs, company shindigs, movie launches for Twentieth Century Fox, school and charity fundraisers.
They have also played at the BBC Music Live Festival, broadcast on the BBC, been twice featured on Radio Merseyside’s Folk Scene programme, as well as many other local radio stations around the country.
The band is available as either a 4 or 5 piece(this always includes the caller).