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Blag

Blag play a variety of Celtic and World music, from Irish Ballads and Scottish Jigs to Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz.

About

Blag perform regularly in Britain and in festivals throughout Europe. All the musicians in the group are professionals that have trained at music college, made records and have performed on both T.V. and radio, including being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4.

Michael Pinsky started playing the fiddle at six. He has played in folk groups in Scotland from the age of 11 who’s members have become players in leading Scottish bands such a ‘Capercaille’ and ‘Shoogleniffty’ and with leading jazz players such a Courtney Pine in the ‘Grand Union Orchestra’. His ability to play both folk and jazz creates a unique fiddle style.

David Morgan played acoustic guitar with ‘Golage’, in Brighton, which later formed ‘Stomp’ an extremely successful percussion, performance group that have toured the world, playing on Broadway in New York and the Royal Festival Hall in London. His vast range of techniques, from bluegrass fingerpicking to a driving syncopated Irish rhythm style gives a rich harmony to Blag repertoire.

Ade Harris was a member of the influential punk group ‘Peter and the Test Tube Babies’. His playing provides the power-house behind the Blag sound.

Blag are based in London. The band regularly plays Balls, Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events. Danny Godfrey, music organiser for the Queen's College (Cambridge) May Ball wrote; "Blag's music was irresistibly danceable. Their energetic and extremely skilled performance created a highly festive air. Their interpretations of folk music were as original as it was entertaining. I would not hesitate in recommending this hugely professional band. "

Blag also play Barn Dances and Ceilidhs with a dance caller to teach the steps.

Listen to the music here: https://soundcloud.com/michael-pinsky-3/sets/blag

Key Facts

In Business Since 2004
Will travel Within 200 miles of base
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Risk Assessment Yes
Previous CRB/DBS Check No
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Power Required 2 x 13amp
Price Guide 600
Set-up time required 30 minutes
Band Size Trio
Line-up Singer / Guitarist Fiddle Player / Backing Vocals Drummer
Male Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Repertoire Description Irish and Scottish Classics Wild Rover Danny Boy Rocky Road to Dublin Whisky in the Jar Dirty Old Town Auld Lang Syne Barn Dance tunes Dashing White Sergeant Mason’s Apron Drops of Brandy Irish Merry Making Athol Highlanders St Patricks Mor
Previous Clients BBC, Microsoft, Ealing Studios.....

Area Served

Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Bristol/Bath
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Central London
Cornwall
Devon
Dorset
East Central London
East London
East Sussex
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater London
Hampshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly
Kent
Norfolk
North London
North West London
Oxfordshire
Somerset
South East London
South West London
Suffolk
Surrey
West Central London
West London
West Sussex
Wiltshire

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Blag
    • Blag Trio

Contact

Michael Pinsky

London
London

Tel: 07958713853
Email: [javascript protected email address]

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