We have changed our line-up! and our Name!
Welcome to the home site of Fippenny
Piece - the wonderfully entertaining group from Dorset
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 CASMAN
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.
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).
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.
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”.
by a listener
A film clip of
the band :
Music Video of 'Fippenny Piece' filmed on location at the
Shillingstone Railway Project.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE
'VIMEO' CLIP ABOVE : Try clicking the URL below
Our CD "Frolicsome & Easy" is out!
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you have problems obtaining the CD - contact
Samples of : our unique folk arrangements
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 :
Telephone : 01258 861391