Head North is a 7 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 Surrey, 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 mid 20’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, 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
Simon Thomas – Vocals & Cajon
Roddy Watt - Accordion