“A lovely, lovely tight band and a brilliant sound.” Mike Harding
We are thrilled to welcome back Drop The Floor to give our 10th festival the finish it deserves.
This four-piece mainly instrumental group – featuring Steven Johnston on Uilleann Pipes, Martin Baptie on Fiddle, Richard Moss on Guitar and Vocals and Daniel Burke on Tenor Banjo – are based in Clitheroe, Lancashire, but it is a love of the traditional Gaelic roots music that has influenced their formation and vast canon of jigs and reels. That, together with some inspired Lancashire based writing and bar-room braw gives Drop the Floor a uniqueness that would illuminate any available lock-in. Their barnstorming appearances at The BIG Whistle Festival, Fylde Folk Festival, Wirral Folk Festival and Cloudspotting’s past, make their first appearance on the ‘In The Pines’ stage a mouth-watering prospect.