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Head North is a 5 piece band playing a mix of traditional and progressive Celtic music, with some Transatlantic additions and original tunes. Traditional reels, jigs and marches are reinterpreted with a driving edge, complemented by slow airs and songs sung in 3 part harmony. 

The band is based in Dorset, Hampshire and Wales, but has strong Scottish roots, and regularly plays clubs, festivals, weddings and parties.  We have also played a good many concerts for charity. We are equally at home playing folk clubs and ceilidhs. Somewhat unusually, the ages of the members range from 30's to mid 60’s, which at times makes life interesting but in fact only serves to enhance the creative mix! 


Since 2012 HeadNorth has been playing at events, folk clubs, concerts and festivals including Larmer Tree, Wilderness, Blissfields, Carfest, Feastival, Cornbury, Belladrum, and more and has recorded 2 highly successful CD's.


The band are:

Hamilton Gross – Fiddle



Michael Holgate – Banjo & Mandolin



Rachel Reed – Vocals, Bodhran, Flute, Penny Whistle



Rob Sword – Keyboards, Banjo, guitar



Rachel Thomas – Vocals, Bass & Penny Whistle

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