Last Saturday we performed at the Ilkley Rotary Club ‘Holly Ball’ at King’s Hall, Ilkley. What a great venue… and what a great crowd! Continue reading “The Fast Rattlers at The Ilkley Rotary Club ‘Holly Ball’”
We spent the afternoon performing at The Ilkley Moor Vaults (aka ‘The Taps’), as part of the U3A summer programme. Continue reading “The Fast Rattlers at The Ilkley Moor Vaults”
Today we played a set at Seacroft Gala on a glorious July day …in Chapel FM’s gazebo. Thank you Ed and the Chapel FM gang for the PA and mixing. Continue reading “The Fast Rattlers at Seacroft Gala”
‘Hootenanny’ is an old American word for a thing whose name you don’t know or can’t bring to mind. It was used in the same way as words like ‘thingamabob’, ‘oojamaflip’, and ‘whatsit’. Over time, it also came to be used to describe musical gatherings where musicians play and sing together, sometimes taking turns and sometimes performing together. These are usually informal events, with the emphasis on collaboration and having fun. Continue reading “What is a Hootenanny?”
This was the debut performance of The Fast Rattlers at an intimate venue in Ilkley. As you can see, we started out as a ukulele skiffle group.
Continue reading “The Fast Rattlers at The Yard, Ilkley”