Ceilidh at the Halls: French Bal Special with Topette!! And Dance Leader Kerry Fletcher

Born out of friendship, the five-piece play naturally social music – for filling dancefloors, for listening, for drinking with friends – but don’t expect it to merge into the background. This is raunchy, up-all-night, joyously jugular-grabbing dance music.

Driven by the rhythmic boiler-room of Stradling’s gnarly bass, Buisse’s intuitive bodhrán playing and Cutting’s warm bottom end, the melodies burst out of the seams of this bedrock. With great big anthemic walls of sound, the vibe is ‘Party!’: Cartonnet’s glowing French piping and visceral tenor banjo, Delarre’s bright, bushy-tailed fiddle lines and Cutting’s dynamic accordion style. They are, quite literally, having a bal!

Join in the party! Topette!!


Andy Cutting (diatonic button accordion)
James Delarre (violin)
Julien Cartonnet (bagpipes, banjo)
Tania Buisse (bodhrán)
Barnaby Stradling (acoustic bass guitar)


Kerry Fletcher will be running a pre-show workshop for anybody that wants to learn some moves or have a reminder before Toppette take to the stage! 

Stanley Halls, London on Friday 13 April 2018
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £6.00 - £12.00
sell tickets online at TicketSource