24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
Bearded Dragons

Bearded Dragons

From fire and darkness rise the mighty Bearded Dragons. Blending traditional and electronic styles, they are pioneers of Techno Contra, Techno Playford, and Electro Folk in general, at the very cutting edge of folk dance music. They are fiddle playing behemoth Benjamin Rowe (also found rampaging in Contrasaurus), and bellows, keys and synths monster Vic Smith (known also in Double Dichotomy, Fat Harry, and Ceilidh Experiment). Using both traditional instruments and sounds, with live hardware synthesisers, Bearded Dragons weave a musical experience that is entirely unique.

Programme for Bearded Dragons:

Sat 25th May 202417:30-19:25Zesty contra Sports HallLynne Render
Sun 26th May 202409:30-11:00Callers' workshop: Contra dancesRiverbankLynne Render, Rachel Shapiro Wallace
Sun 26th May 202411:15-12:45Something RiverbankCharlie Turner
Sun 26th May 202414:00-15:30Theatre Games for Playford dancersRiverbankDaisy Black
Sun 26th May 202419:45-22:45Techno-contra RiverbankRachel Shapiro Wallace
Mon 27th May 202417:30-18:55Ultimate contra dance Sports HallDaisy Black