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The Eelgrinders

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The Eelgrinders sound melds together elements of classical, traditional and jazz - it moves with grace and style and is like nothing else. Eelgrinders music is delivered with sparkling virtuosity on border pipes, whistles, trumpet, accordion, fiddle, and percussion.

The Eelgrinders are :-

David Faulkner : English bagpipes, whistles, trumpet
Lawrence Morgan-Anstee : English bagpipes, whistles
Helena Torpy : Violin, percussion, voice
Steve Turner : Accordion


Latest CD Release

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EELCD05

The beautiful new duo CD by Helena Torpy and Steve Turner, available from October 2010.

A second finely balanced collection of instrumental duets on fiddle, accordion and harmonic overtone flute. Traditional and original tunes, played so that each piece becomes like a musical three dimensional structure - a world of its own, magnified.


Eel Grinders Discography

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Aquamarine CD

Aquamarine

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Rich, uplifting and powerful music combining the clear harmonies of English bagpipes together with the interlacing rhythms of violin, accordion and percussion.

"european roots empowered by the heart of Albion" - English Dance & Song

"fine arrangements of their own compositions provide arresting sounds. Excellent musicianship" - Folk Roots

"this is one hell of an album" - Folk On Tap

Voyage CD

Voyage

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A richly varied musical landscape of contrasting textures and interweaving melodies.

"well thought out, brilliantly arranged and the musicianship is superb, highly recommended" - English Dance & Song

"listen to this and be amazed" - Taplas

"formidable" - Trad Magazine (France)

Border Pipes CD

English and Border Music for Pipes

EELCD03

A duet CD of traditional English and Border music arranged for bagpipes and accordion by David Faulkner and Steve Turner. Exciting pipe music spanning four centuries, much of it previously unrecorded, encompassing dance tunes, slow airs and sets of variations.

"a dynamic and innately responsive approach to the music" - Living Tradition

"full of beauty, creativity and thoughtfulness" - Common Stock

"The playing is lovely and the two musicians imaginative and sympathetic to the music and each other. This is music with an old,inclusive soul ... totally engrossing" - Eliza Carthy

sideways air CD

sideways air

EELCD04

The debut CD by duo Helena Torpy and Steve Turner. A finely crafted album of fiddle and accordion music, evocative often slow moving pieces with a rich full sound and resonant harmonies. A collection of beautiful tunes both original and traditional, perfect listening for a winter’s evening by the fire or for a relaxing summer’s day.

"expressive and fluid and hugely enjoyable .. rich resonant harmonies and constant fullness of sound which belies the presence of just the two instruments ... very very sweet, a CD to savour." - Living Tradition

"a finely balanced collection of traditional and self composed tunes ... a relaxing yet stimulating listen" - fRoots

"quintessentially English, elegant, eccentric: musical etiquette at its grandest" - Karen Tweed

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EELCD05

The beautiful new duo CD by Helena Torpy and Steve Turner, available from October 2010.

A second finely balanced collection of instrumental duets on fiddle, accordion and harmonic overtone flute. Traditional and original tunes, played so that each piece becomes like a musical three dimensional structure - a world of its own, magnified.

Buy Eelgrinders CDs

All CDs are available by mail order at a price of 12 (13€) each including p&p.

Payment can be made by PayPal for non-UK customers.

Please email the Eelgrinders to make an order : david@eelgrinders.co.uk


Booking The Eel Grinders

David Faulkner photo Lawrence Morgan-Anstee photo Steve Turner photo Helena Torpy photo

David Faulkner

Lawrence
Morgan-Anstee

Steve Turner

Helena Torpy


Concerts

The Eelgrinders exciting concert programme mixes new and traditional music played on traditional and modern instruments, reflecting the diversity of the British musical landscape. Expect elements of classical, traditional and jazz, with richly textured arrangements and sumptuous and powerful harmonies executed with a sparkling virtuosity.

Dances

With many years experience playing for dance, the Eelgrinders specialise in both British and European traditions. David Faulkner calls dances for the Eelgrinders, or we can work with a caller of your choice.

Workshops

The Eelgrinders teach traditional French Dance workshops - with the stylish dance variations from the Morvan region a speciality.

Also individual instrument and group music workshops, technique, repertoire and group work.


Contact Us

Contact the Eelgrinders at david@eelgrinders.co.uk

You can also contact the other individual band members using the same eelgrinders email address, ie steve@...., helena@.... or lawrence@....