Play music for English and American Country Dancing, Ceilidhs and Social Events.

music and festivals


HIGH JINKS BAND is mainly made up of people associated with Hawk Green Folk Dance Club.  The line-up includes  Keyboard, Flute, fiddle, melodeon, bouzouki, guitar and bass.  All are experienced folk musicians who have played together for a number of years.

The band is available to play for a Ceilidh or Barn dance at all kinds of events. 

The band works with various local callers.

Music and Festivals
They have published a CD “High Five from High Jinks” and an accompanying booklet of original dances and tunes.
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1.   French Canadian Reels  - Traditional 6 X 32
     Reel Eugene,Parti de Saratoga, Set de la baie St Paul
2.  English Polka Reels   - Traditional 8 x 32
     Astely's Ride, Unfortunate Tailor,Dear Tobacco,Harpers Frolic
3.  Waltzes  -  6 x 32  .......
     Tom Bigbee,Haight Ashbury Waltz,Brafferton Village
4.  Jigs - Steve Hodgkiss 6 x 32
     Breakfast Jig, The Trench, The Mesa
5.  Hornpipes - Traditional 6 x 32
     Gloucester Hornpipe, Morning star, Worcester Hornpipe
6.  Clwyd - Traditional set tune 7x 20
7.  Barbarini's Tambourine - 18th century Country Dance  ......
     first published in Walsh -Caledonian country dances - book 4
     Second tune "Go George I Can't Abide You"
8.  Upton Priory - Steve Hodgkiss   4 x 32 Waltz
9.  Oldham rowling Hornpipe  - Traditional    3 x 32 of 3/2 hornpipes
10. Oldham Rant - traditional set tune    3 x 40 bars running set
11.  American "Old Time" Reels  - Traditional 9 x32  .......
      Angeline the Baker, Eliza Jane, Sally in the Garden
12.  Jigs  -  Traditional 7 x 32
      October Rose, Fair Jenny, Blazing Comet

The CD costs £10.00 and the booklet £2.00. 
Both can be obtained, post free, from: 
Milly Chadband, 62 Ridge Crescent,Hawk Green, Marple, Stockport SK6 7JA

High Jinks have appeared at Eastbourne, Lichfield, Whitby and Sidmouth Festivals, and  at various one-day festivals and events.


High Jinks can be contacted on
Tel: 07970 033674 (Kate Fuggle)
e-mail: fugglefamily@hotmail.com