The last night of our 2021-2022 season, and a very odd and curious season it's been as well. COVID-induced cancellations blanked out January while February had to be re-programmed at the last minute! Excitement? Not 'arf!
However, here we are with the second of our 'experimental' ceilidh dance nights.
Once again, the band is "Young Francis Gardner" led by EFC's own resident compere - Dave Francis - who has many years of experience playing in dance bands (and numerous other music-related activities) and calling the dances as well. Jenny Gardner (fiddle, viola, vocals, bass, guitar) is another vastly experienced musician who was a member of Salsa Celtica, Rock Salt and Nails, The Poozies and Eat the Seats. And then last but by no means least John Young on bass to drive it all along.
Young Francis Gardner are one half of the long-established Bella McNab's Dance Band, a swingy, string-driven sound (no accordion or percussion) which dancers love. Dave Francis is one of Scotland's most experienced callers with a mix of favourite, familiar and less-familiar dances.
Another crackingly enjoyable knees up of an evening with which to end the season!
OK then, at the time of writing (mid-March 2022) we don't know how the first dance will go but we're sticking our necks out and stating here and now, with this band and the EFC membership leaping about in full hooley mode, it will be an interesting event with which to end the season!