3/4/16: Great start to the season last night with a stompin wedding gig - next stop Cosmic Puffin Festival in West Mersea, Essex 1st May.
3/2/16: Lovely review from Tony Bell @GrapevineLive “Aartwork…play what they describe as Celtic [Folk] Fusion, a modern twist on folk, with a hint of jazz and maybe something else. However you want to describe their sound, it just works and is well worth seeking out” And check out the video he posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFJPels-1tM
17/1/16: Our first gig of 2016 next week: Folk at the Froize - supporting banjo player Dan Walsh. Check out our gigs page.
11/12/15: We play @ Ipswich Xmas Street Fair on Sat 12th @ 5pm, not 13th as was on the gig list, sorry for the confusion! If you Ips folks are about then come & have a jig!
6/12/15 A couple more gigs running up to Xmas and then The Mariners on New Years Eve - FREE ENTRY! Check out our ‘gigs’ page
7/9/15: MauiWaui Festival - you were amazing!
28/8/15: You can now buy our 2nd EP “Wind Over Tide” from our music page (click “Music” on the above menu) using Paypal. First Draft can also be bought at a new reduced price!
17/8/15: Our 2nd EP “Wind Over Tide” is now out! It is currently available from us (email) . It will be available on itunes, Spotify etc very soon!
14/6/15: So, John Dyvig is now playing bass with Aartwork, sounding great!
2/5/15: Aartwork are currently at No.2 in the Reverbnation UK Celtic chart! Cool beans!
11/5/15: It is so good having Merlyn Bruce playing cajon (like a master) with us - really adding to the sound and energy
22/4/15: Check out our gigs page for upcoming May/June public gigs
21/4/15: We have just returned from a USA road trip - inspired!
14/3/15: BIG UP to the loyal fan on an island/oil rig(?) off the west coast of Africa! Cool beans!
2/2/15: Really enjoyed playing at the Bury Folk Collective last night. Lovely crowd and made new friends. Keep a look out on our gigs page as festival bookings are coming in and will be announced as soon as allowed to.
4/12/14: Phoebe has just won her second Trinity Laban Prize this year for her outstanding recorder playing! Go Phoebe :)
22/9/14: We are off to France for a week from 27th September for a week of rehearsing/recording. Will have new material sorted by the end of it.
25/08/14: The Green Boat Hornpipe film and soundtrack now released on You Tube! Have a looksee at the film above.
20/8/14 : Our latest recording The Green Boat Hornpipe (see music page) is a sound track to a short film (to be released shortly) about a Scottish herring boat (Marie BA211) in the demise of the fishing industry and her adventures and survival since she stopped fishing. We hope you enjoy it.
7/7/14 : The festival ceilidh at Petta Fiesta was a great success and a really fun gig. The dancers were really up for it! Big up the dancers! The exciting news is that Phoebe Butler (concert recorder player), played with us and was a brilliant addition to the bands’ overall sound. Phoebe will be playing future ceilidhs with Aartwork.
Suffolk Ceilidh Band:
In addition to the pubs, clubs and festival gigs we are now taking bookings for ceilidhs for 2015 - so if you are looking for an upbeat band with a very danceable modern twist then please feel free to contact us (check out our ceilidh page -contact details on contact and links page).
We are based in Suffolk but more than happy to play ceilidhs further afield.