fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer
Ed was born in Liverpool but moved to Oxford as a student in the 1970s. He came to folk music from a background playing classical and later rock music when he joined Cry Havoc Cotswold morris in 1996. The only remaining founder member of the Larkrise Ranters, he is a self-confessed ‘string junkie’, possessing an ever-increasing collection of strange stringed instruments. He also plays with seventeenth-century group the Oxford Waits.
Steve was born in Oxford and has many years’ experience of playing in barn dance bands and for local morris sides. He also plays the piano and harp. He is currently a member of Headington Quarry morris.
A violin teacher, originally from London, Julie came to folk music a bit later than Steve, but has embraced the lifestyle. A former dancer with Mason’s Apron clog, she now dances with Wychwayz border morris.
A multi-instrumentalist, Bob has played for barn dances for over 30 years and dances and plays for Kirtlington morris as well as playing for Mason’s Apron and Ridgeway step clog.
Lesley is the band’s regular caller and is comfortable calling both English and Scottish dances. She dances with Mason’s Apron and Ridgeway step clog.