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Meet the Band!
Left Feet sound is created with a combination of Fiddles, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo,
Mandolin, Flute, Whistles and
Bodhran. All the instruments used in
the band are skillfully played by very experienced professional musicians and
amplified through a Hi-fi quality Professional PA system.
The line-up is fiddles, whistles,
guitar, mandolin and bodhran.
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Nick Spencer:- caller, fiddle
started developing TLF in 1994. He started playing fiddle at the age of
11 and is still learning. Studied classical violin at school and
developed interests in other forms of music after leaving, mainly
Traditional Folk, Country/Bluegrass and Jazz. Currently teaches fiddle
in schools with the Dumfries and Galloway Education Authority and
traditional music workshops for D & G Arts Association.
Loves performing live, touring and recording but hates getting up early!
Best gig has to be in front of 9000+ at the Dumfries Millennium Hogmanay
Nick Spencer lives in Dumfriesshire, and
features as both dance-caller and fiddle-player with Two Left Feet.
His first ceilidh dance experience was at age 11. When he moved to
Scotland in his mid-teens, ceilidh dances were regular occurrences in
village halls, and at celebrations such as weddings and Hogmanay.
Nick's involvement with Scottish ceilidh dancing has taken a step up
this year, having been invited to work as dance-caller with Two Left
Feet as well as running his own ceilidh dancing classes in local
villages. Nick has an interest in other traditional dance styles, and
has attended workshops for Irish set dancing, Cajun dancing, and
American square dance.
Nick has played the fiddle for
over 25 years. He won the Open Fiddle competition at Newcastleton
Traditional Music Festival in 1996, and his recording of American
fiddle tunes was broadcast on Radio 1's legendary John Peel Show. Nick
has been leader of his own ceilidh band, and has played fiddle for the
highly respected Clann-na-Gael dance group at international dancing
festivals. His chief interest is in Scottish fiddle music although he
also enjoys playing music from Ireland, Northumberland and the USA.
Flute & Bodhran
Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolins.
Doug Lanchbery - Born in Dumfriesshire.
Doug plays wooden flute and
the band and is self-taught on both
disciplines. He has taught traditional music in local schools
throughout Dumfries and Galloway and has run workshops and Summer
Schools in the region, as well as at folk and world music festivals.. Doug is a
bodhran maker as well as a player. He was
involved with Two Left Feet in it's infancy, and re-joined the band in
the summer of 2003.
Leat began playing music for ceilidhs over twenty years ago whilst
living on Eigg, a small island with a rich musical tradition that lies
off the west coast of Scotland.
As a founder member of
TLF, Trevor is always listening out for good tunes with which to expand
the repertoire, which is a lively mix of Scottish, Irish, European and
American tunes. He plays a variety of instruments, which help give TLF
their distinctive driving sound.
Recently repatriated to Moniaive, session guitarist,
composer and tutor Roy Marchbank has worked in all idioms of music
including, jazz, classical, rock, blues, country, traditional, theatre,
studio and radio, touring Europe, Asia and USA with some of the best in
the industry. A guitarist of 43 years starting at age 4, he has become
notorious for his incredible guitar prowess on a global scale thanks to
Internet and online site “Truth in Shredding” CEO Laurie Monk”.
Roy studied at Scotland's Music College in Perth class of 88-90 shortly
after immigrating to Dublin to join Martin Fureys “Bohinta” playing
guitar in pit bands for theatre shows while simultaneously recording
sessions for Aine Furey, Lesley Dowdall, Marian Bradfield, Invisible
Boss and hundreds of other artists in both Pulse and Sun studios.
Relocating to Scotland to join forces with Scottish act The Iron Horse
touring & recording internationally for BBC’s “Celtic Connections” and a
the Uzbekistan twenty-piece chamber orchestra Sogdiana.
Roy then immigrated to
Barcelona releasing his first instrumental CD “Widowmaker’s Highway” in
2005, which finding its way to James Byrd subsequently landed him a full
endorsement with both James Byrd and DiMarzio.
currently teaching at home and recording his 2nd film
soundtrack cd The Grand Design.
In 2012 Roy was asked to join Two Left
Feet Ceilidh Band and is enjoying making a contribution to the line-up
and expanding his knowledge of Traditional Music.
of Kevin Bailey and Lionel McClelland
Whistles & Calling
Kev was TLF's caller after
Jackie left in 2007. Sadly he passed away later that year. He left
us with this lovely poem
'A Seat in the Session'
Lionel McClelland was one of the
original members of the band but sadly passed away in Sept 2010.
He was one of life's great personalities and leaves behind a great
|Jackie is a well-known dance
caller in Dumfries and Galloway and calls for several bands. She enjoys
dancing herself, particularly reels and set dances and performs with
Edinburgh based Irish Dance Show 'Absolutely Legless' (link
www.absolutelylegless.co.uk). She has run classes and workshops in
ceilidh dancing and old time dancing for beginners and experienced
dancers. She is also a tin whistle player and features on the CD
Glencairn and Shinnel Folk : folk music and songs from the Moniaive and