ALL BLACKED UP

traditional and original music played on acoustic and electric instruments

find out more about All Blacked Up........

All Blacked Up are at the top of the English Ceilidh scene only because of the music. Generally no Agents are involved and we can be a very cost effective solution as we have an in band caller and can run our own PA system - please talk to us direct via the contact form if you have any questions. If you are involved with an agency and would like to work with us then please talk to us.........

News: please scroll at the base for old news......

A good start to 2015 - booked for the Monday night of Whitby Folk Week - Aug 24th 2015.....

STOP PRESS - EXCITING NEWS
EDWIN BEASANT HAS AGREED TO BECOME THE NEW LEAD MELODEON PLAYER WITH ALL BLACKED UP.
Many thanks to Mel Biggs for her work over the last 2 years and we wish her well.....

Next Saturday a memorial ceilidh, and weekend, remembering our Paul Havell. It would be good to see you........

Various festivals done with morris teams now a private party in Cheshire and a wedding in Shrewsbury.........

Off to Londinium on the 21st March Cecil Sharp House] - and Bath on the 22nd - looking forward to itr......

Back to Godalming on 8th Feb - haven't been there for a bit - looking forward to it......

Happy New Year - January gigs are Stroud, Chorley and Cardiff.......

Whitby done - long way to the last band at a 3 band ceilidh but we had a ball.....

Hurrah - Ruff Ceilidhs are continuing...

Thanks Haddenham - next Chester Folk Festival

A little break before we do Haddenham ceilidhs in May - follow the link on the ceilidhs page to book tickets......

Private party gig and then the lovely Bath ceilidhs - go to our ceilidh page and follow the link....

Exeter next and Mel Biggs first gig as a full member of All Blacked Up......

Sorry but understanding that Dave Parsons has decided to stop running Ruff ceilidhs after about 30 years - we thank him for the bookings and wish him the very best......

Ruff Ceilidhs Cardiff must be the most convenient being next to the motorway....

Lewes done - actually popped out for a pint AFTER the gig.....Next - Ruff ceilidhs Cardiff

Dorrington Village Hall Next - on the A49 below Shrewsbury......

Sandbach Day of Dance next - see our ceilidh page for contacts [oh yes, and a Small Blacked Up gig near Wolverhampton the day before....]

Dartmoor FolkFestival done and next up Shrewsbury Folk Festival - it is rumoured that the Saturday we are playing is Superheroes and Supervillians night - we are looking forward to it already.......

Stonkin' Middlewich ceilidh and now a gap, then a private ceilidh for the 25th Anniversary of a wedding that we [some of us] played for errr, 25 yrs ago.....then Dartmoor Folk Festival......

Middlewich Folk Festival next always a great evening.......

Gosh - what a nice comment from the Wimborne Folk Fest dance organiser [see headline].....

Festival season arrives for our next gigs at St Noets and the next day Wimborne........

well the rovolving arrow at the top tells us we are at Poynton Ceilidhs next - have a look at their website for all of the details:
www.poyntonceilidhs.co.uk
They limit tickets for comfort so check before travelling.....

Next up we have a Small Blacked Up playing for the Christian society at Keele Uni.....

Well we liked Bath Ceilidhs new venue - a very nice school hall above the city.

Thanks to all at Brownedge Village Hall for raising a profit of £400 for their prostate cancer charity at our ceilidh last Saturday - we now look forward to the wonderful Bath Ceilidhs - our first at their new venue.....

Merry Christmas everyone - next dance Oxfolk Ceilidhs, Jan 14th .......

looking forward to Haddenham Folk Festival 3rd December....

Thanks to the great Simon Care for stepping into Lisa's stilettos for the Stroud gig! Great job... next up Phoenix ceilidhs - see the ceilidh list....

Oh No! Lisa is ill and so cannot do Stroud Ceilidhs - but Oh Yes! it means that for one evening only you can dance to ABU and Simon Care! [Albion Band: Tickled Pink: Whapweasel etc etc]

Sandbach Day of Dance ceilidh was stonkin' - not many of the daytime dance teams stayed but we had a good crowd and some youngsters who were very good dancers......

Wedding gig at the poshest village hall in the country - Slaidburn....

ABU at the seaside.... Hastings , Jack-in-the-Green

23/04/11 Long day for some - on the radio to push the Bank Holiday Ceilidh, play for the Ironmen & Severn Gilders morris teams, go to a wedding and then ABU play for the wedding ceilidh.........

21/04/11 Why were we surprised at how good the Maths Teachers Conference gig was last night? Great crowd........

3/4/11 Great gig in Exeter - a wedding for friends and Alistair got to play at the ceremony....note - Holiday In Express is way better than Travelodge.......

13/11/10 Thanks to Earl of Stamford morris team for a great night at their annual ceilidh. A mummers play, high energy morris display, a full house 'plus a few' - what more do we need?

9/10/10 Wedding at the Shrigley Hall Hotel, Stockport

25/9/10 50th Birthday Party in Horwich....

24/9/10 ABU Ceilidhs put on a gig at Middlewich Civic Hall

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