GIG REVIEWS (highlights)

"Excellent evening, the band and caller playing well to their audience."

Upton Folk Festival, reviewed in Folkwrite

"We danced and danced and danced as the band and caller amply filled the brief. It fitted the mood and provided excellent danceable sets. As the evening progressed, the band gradually branched out, demonstrating their musical ability and mastery of a variety of woodwinds and saxes. The crowd danced on and on and on. A true celebration."

Cheltenham Town Hall, reviewed in Folkwrite 

"Captain Swing, with Mike Griffiths calling, provided a great end to the Corn Hall, Cirencester series. They and their caller Mike Griffiths are immaculately professional … top class quality."

Corn Hall Cirencester, reviewed in Folkwrite

"A jolly good time for the festival crowd. Captain Swing fulfilled all promises to be ace."

Upton Folk Festival, reviewed in Folkwrite

"The last summer, Postlip Hall Ceilidh was held in conjunction with Woodcraft Folk. Captain Swing played and Mike Griffiths called to a large crowd – about 30-40% children – who thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

Postlip Hall Tythe Barn, reviewed in Folkwrite

"… very danceable and the music is like syncopated ice cream with extra chocolate flakes. Yummy."

Trotter Hall Dances, reviewed in Somers' What's On

"The music was well phrased, using interesting tunes well arranged and very danceable; the dances were also just right for the proficiency of the audience with that subtle blend of old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones that make a good programme. Well recommended for dancers of all standards."

Trotter Hall, Droitwich, reviewed in Folkwrite Extra

“A packed hall of students, locals & regulars. The mix produced an enjoyable evening with no caveats mentioned by the dance purists. Captain Swing's tempo suits a mixed crowded dance floor."

Corn Hall Ceilidh, Cirencester, reviewed in Folkwrite 

"Captain Swing kept the crowd dancing … innovative."

Postlip Hall Tythe Barn, Winchcombe, reviewed in Folkwrite

"… a goodly crowd who enjoyed themselves to the sound of Captain Swing – a band who drove the dances along. The tunes were very danceable & appropriate. Mike's dance selection was good – I didn't know any of the dances (and I know a few). The complexity level was well matched to the congregation.”

Unicorn Ceilidh, Salwarpe, reviewed in Folkwrite