Rod Stradling

Rod Stradling

Music for Folk and
Country Dancing

About Me

I joined my first Morris Team in the early 60s and, shortly after that, I started Scottish Country Dancing and rapper sword dancing at school.

In the 70s I moved to London and started English Country Dancing. I joined the Beaux of London City Morris Men and took up playing the piano accordion at folk clubs and for folk dances.

Later my job moved to the United States where I played for English and Scottish Country Dance groups. I joined the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire shortly after it was formed and made my first CD with Barbara McOwen as part of The Carfuffle Ceilidh Band, appearing several times at Pinewoods, a camp site on Cape Cod dedicated to traditional dance and music.

 

Now based in the Midlands north of Birmingham, I am a member of Green Man's Morris and Sword Club. Over the past couple of years I have played at many dances and appeared at several festivals. Some of my future bookings are listed on the Diary page.

 

St Audries Bay Folk Musicians' Week

I run an annual Musicians' Week focused on playing for folk dancing at St Audries Bay in Somerset.
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