Hannah, Jon and Matt have known each other for many years and played together in various combinations but this is the first time they have played together as a trio. The idea of the band is very simple: To play good traditional tunes in a way that makes people want to get up and dance. Hannah’s fiddle provides the drive, Matt’s piano the rhythm and Jon’s flute provides that special sparkle that brings it all together. All three have a love of making music for dance and you can hear that in every note they play.
Hannah Cumming has been playing fiddle for dances for almost as long as she can remember. With Jon and their siblings she played in Dyer Cummings making their festival debut when she was in her early teens. She has developed a style of fiddle playing which is full of the energy and drive needed for dance. She is now a well know dance musican, singer caller and teacher. Other Projects: Hannah Cumming and Jon Dyer, Zeffe, Antler Ceilidh Band, Dyer Cummings
Jon Dyer also cut his teeth in Dyer Cummings playing flute, bass and guitar. In Crowdy-Kit he plays flute on which he has developed a sound which is full of lift and agility. Jon is well known in the Westcountry as a musician caller and teacher. Other Projects: Hannah Cumming and Jon Dyer, Gadarene, Antler Ceilidh Band, Dyer Cummings
Matt Norman has been playing for ceilidhs for many years on mandolin, fiddle and most recently on piano. He is also making a name for himslef as a contra-dance and social-dance musician. Other Projects: Gadarene, Bristol Ceilidh Quartet.