We have changed our line-up! and our Name!

Welcome to the home site of Fippenny Piece - the wonderfully entertaining group from Dorset

Group at Shillingstone Station
                                   Photos by Gordon Ede

In 2009, Charles (guitar, ukulele & vocals) and Sammy Upton (vocals & guitar) who had been performing with Steve Sutton (fiddle, mandolin & vocals) as a trio, were joined by Mike 'Bill' Bailey (fiddle & clarinet) and Vaughan Danning (bass guitar, occasional 12-string guitar & vocals) to form the original quintet, Fippenny Piece.

Sadly for family reasons Vaughan & Bill have had to leave us, but we are pleased to announce the addition of Mary Emerson voice & fiddle and Nick Pope voice & bass  : making up

This quartet based locally in Child Okeford will keep you entertained with their own musical arrangements using a mix of instruments in a variety of different styles, from up-beat traditional folk songs to smooth jazz-blues classics, with the odd bit of a capella as well as more contemporary material and even the occasional number from the Beatles for good measure!
Variety is the spice of life, so get ready for a whole range of musical flavours from Fippenny Piece.

Although most of our repertoire is firmly based in what could be called the folk tradition, our arrangements aren't necessarily traditional folk style. We've always tried to put variety at the top of the list, so you can expect the occasional jazz standard or more popular item to find its way into a stage performance. In fact several distinctly non-folk songs are included in our recent CD 'Frolicsome & Easy' (copies still available for a reasonable fee! - see below for details).
To get an idea of the sort of music we play, please make use of the MP3 links below. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy playing.

“Each time I hear Fippenny Piece play I am always impressed by the way they cleverly match their repertoire to the occasion.  Their ability to add freshness to much loved folk tunes; mix in new arrangements of traditional songs; deliver syncopated jazz standards, and perform pleasing vocal solos always seems to go down well with their audiences

Always harmonious, possibly Bohemian, but never raucous”.

Review by a listener

A film clip of the band :

Music Video of 'Fippenny Piece' filmed on location at the Shillingstone Railway Project.


Our CD "Frolicsome & Easy" is out!
If you have problems obtaining it - contact us
CD Cover

CD Tracks                                   

White Cockade Traditional

Saucy Sailor

Butterfly Traditional

Ain't Misbehavin
Fats Waller

Captain Swing
Graham Moore

Bold Grenadier Traditional

Can't help lovin dat man Jerome Kern

Bethany's Waltz Jenna Reid

The Cuckoos Nest Traditional

Cadgwith Anthem Traditional

Johnny Todd Traditional

Dorset Graham Moore

I'll fly away Albert Brumley

The Good Man
Traditional/ Kate Rusby

Mais si tu doit partir Bob Dylan/ Fairport Convention
If you have problems obtaining the CD - contact us

Some Samples of : our unique folk arrangements 

   traditional folk music
MP3 Links

White Cockade

Bethany's Waltz

Bold Grenadier

   contemporary folk

Both Sides Now




   our jazz arrangements

Ain't Misbehavin

Can't help lovin' dat man 

    our singalong arrangements

Those Were The Days

They Don't Write 'em Like That

Please note : If you are unable to play the MP3 format files, please contact us by Email 
(bottom of the page) and we will supply a
copy of a track in WAV format.

Contact us :
E mail
Telephone   : 01258 861391