11:30am Sat 10 June at The Allendale Centre Minster Hall | Free
Cottage Industry are a four piece ceilidh & barn dance band from Dorset who specialise in song and dance from England, Ireland & Scotland.
Cottage Industry were established in 1976, since when, the band has been on one long rollercoaster of a tour! Gigs across the country have included festivals, theatres, castles, country mansions, hotels, boats, clubs and pubs - and leaky barns. Highlights of the past 30 years have included a 'medieval banquet' broadcast live from the BBC studios in Southampton and playing aboard a schooner owned by an exiled Cuban goldminer.
Over the years the band has done quite a lot of recording - starting in about 1978 in a 4 track garage studio owned by photographer Roger Holman, to BBC Maida Vale Studios in 1981 & 1982 which produced an EP record release "We're All for Swanage", a song about Swanage Railway that made us famous on TV and radio - well, for about half-an-hour anyway.