8:30pm Fri 9 June at The Allendale Centre Minster Hall | £12.00
5:45pm Sat 10 June at Stage in The Square | Free
Combining some of the best known players on the English dance music scene (from The Old Swan Band, Grand Union & Random) with some younger faces.
Monty's Maggot features the driving fiddles of Flos Headford and Taz Tarry, Keith Holloway on guitar, Jeremy Tozer on melodeon, and Theresa Jones, Vicky Benjamin and Heather White on tenor and baritone saxes to underpin it all and round out the sound.
No other band has this blend of fiddle frenzy, melodeon with bite and bounce, rhythmic guitar, and the reedy, gutsy sound of tenor and baritone saxes - a vibrant and full wall of sound!
Monty’s Maggot have delighted dancers at festivals, ceilidh series and parties around the country. The major festivals and series we've played at include Sidmouth, Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Broadstairs, FolkEast, Wallingford Bunkfest, White Horse, Haddenham, Unicorn, oxfolk, Great Western, Meltdown and Knees Up Cecil Sharp.
Captivating tunes are played with infectious rhythm, energy and lift which puts the beat just where you need it. This usually leads to spontaneous, involuntary and spirited dancing and toe-tapping!