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Tiger Moth

Mothballs Plus WEBE 9043

Tiger Moth was an electric ceilidh band formed in 1983 round melodeon pioneer Rod Stradling. They folded in the summer of 1989 and this is their compilation CD 'Mothballs', (released some years back in the USA), with fresh packaging and extra tracks.
Marking the 20th anniversary of their first album, they are doing a limited number of dates in summer 2004 and will feature most of the original members. The line-up is Rod Stradling (melodeons), Jon Moore (guitars), Chris Coe (hammered dulcimer), Maggie Holland (bass), Ian Anderson (slide guitar), Ben Mandelson (bouzouki), Fran Wade (fiddle) and drummer/percussionist Martin Brinsford. Their caller will be Gordon Potts.
Although they were heavily influenced by World Music, their primary resource was traditional English music. 'The Sloe' becomes 'Sloe Benga' and 'Jenny Lind Polka' is renamed 'Gone with the Lind'.

Ivan North.

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