Over the last couple of years we’ve been overwhelmed by the support from dance groups across the UK with over 150 groups and nearly 2000 dancers displaying before, after and sometimes during our shows!
We’re currently working on displays for our February tour with many already confirmed.
Tour dates are:
Shaun Lambley will be coordinating the displays again so if you are interested in taking part, please contact him direct [email protected]
As usual, we will be arranging discounted tickets for dance groups, where possible, along with website links in our Dance Display section of this website. Displays will also be promoted through our Twitter & Facebook networks.
We’re very excited to announce our next tour!
For more info on the shows please click the links below…
See you there!
The music for The Lock In is performed live by
THE DEMON BARBERS
Winners of ‘Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009
Over the last 10 years The Demon Barbers have gained major recognition for their original and imaginative approach to traditional music and song. They take mainly traditional ballads, strange tales of myth and magic and coil them, twist them, make them stranger, darker, becoming tales of Gothic danger; they don’t so much make folk rock as make traditional tales quiver and pulse with electricity.
Three Drunken Maidens
Calling On Song
£12 inc P+P
Youthful, enthralling, charismatic, and with bags of attitude, The Demon Barbers combine solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section, making a unique and captivating sound. Energetic fiddle and passionate, distinctive vocals ‘with driven punchy tunes and songs, drum ‘n’ bass grooves, the odd touch of ska and an ever present feel that this lot know how to party’ result in ‘one of the most exciting acts around… check them out….’ fRoots
“One of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. If you get a chance to see them – don’t miss it – they are brilliant”
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
“The hugely likeable Demon Barbers demonstrate again exactly why they won that Best Live Act gong at the BBC Folk Awards this year.”
Colin Irwin , f’Roots
Trafalgar Square St George’s Day Celebrations 2009: “The Demon Barbers were a revelation and everyone was blown away by their style and humour. Verity Sharp has been telling me all about the Roadshow. I hope we can find another way to work with them as soon as possible.”
David Jones, Serious
A fast and furious look at The Lock In!
The Lock In is now gearing up for a 2 week run at one of the worlds highest profile Arts Festivals, The Edinburgh Fringe!
This is an amazing opportunity for us to raise the profile of our take on traditional English Folk & Hip Hop dance and we are very excited!
However, the Fringe is also one of the most expensive platforms to promote a show and because of this most acts only have around half a dozen artists, whereas our show has 16! We certainly raised a few eyebrows in the dance & theatre world when we announced our plans. We’re up against some of the top entertainment promoters in the world and even with our artists willing to perform for expenses alone we still need to raise over £5000 to cover our costs and so we’ve decided to do an old fashioned fundraiser!
If you would like to support us by making a donation to help make our trip to the Fringe a huge success please click the button above. We will put your name on our friends list and can also hyperlink to a website URL of your choice if you wish (please let us know if you would prefer to remain anonymous in the Pay Pal message box)
We are also setting up advert spaces for sponsors so if you would like to support us with your Logo on our website please click here to view our ads and prices and pleae contact Damien with any questions. These adverts will run until 28th Feb 2014 which will include our Feb tour