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The Nest Collective: Spring Ceilidh at St Mark's, Dalston

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Time 19:30
Date 21/03/20
Price £12

Spring has sprung, so grab your dancing shoes & head on over to The Nest Collective’s Spring equinox celebration with London’s most radical, colourful & uplifting live band Ceilidh Liberation Front.

Subverting the lore of Ceilidh with their energetic folk dance regime, the Ceilidh Liberation Front breathe vigour and vitality into the traditional ceilidh, whilst honouring its roots and traditions.

“Sweat-busting abandon, subverted dances and party tunes” – Time Out

“Taking the traditional ceilidh as its starting point, but ripping up the rule book, souping up the music and subverting the dance moves. No experience is necessary” – Londonist

United under the banner of The Nest Collective, the go-to for worldwide roots music, CLF are the brainchild of Mercury music prize nominee Sam Lee, who brought together some of the finest musicians and charismatic callers, with the most uplifting and inspiring tunes and dances. Their repertoire mixes the traditional with the brand new and the occasional spontaneous improvisation! They’ve torn up dancefloors at Southbank Centre, Sadler’s Wells, Glastonbury, and Wilderness, amongst many.

This small army of virtuoso musicians from the four corners of the land, are firmly rooted in the soils of Britain’s rich traditional music history, nurtured by years of playing, exploring, collaborating and innovating, and are now blossoming together in this fantastical formation. Combining music, dance, and a sprinkling of theatricals, this is ceilidh music as you’ve never heard (or seen) it before. Don’t forget your dancing shoes when you go down to the ceilidh.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend The Nest Collective: Spring Ceilidh at St Mark's, Dalston at 19:30 on Saturday 21 March. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

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