Chris Parkinson’s melodeons crank out the tunes, John Skelton’s flutes and raspy bombardes give them soul and color, Roger Wilson’s fiddle tells the tale, and Ged Foley’s percussive guitar chords help make this English foursome essential listeni...more
Weaving intricate patterns around a core of fiddle, melodeon, flute and guitar, the House Band’s rich, complex music spans the Celtic nations and beyond.
Flute/bombarde/bodhrán player John Skelton helped piece together many of the band’s arrangements. Ged Foley (guitar/small pipes/vocals), honed his talents in the Battlefield Band, and currently plays with Patrick Street. Chris Parkinson’s accordion playing has been a driving force in the English dance scene, and his keyboard work is incomparable. Roger Wilson adds texture to the group with his soulful singing and deft fiddle-playing.