Featuring songs from their 4* album of Caribbean folk songs, DANCING TUNES, this legendary festival band invite you to their unique take on the festive season!
Edward II, international festival legends, are a roots band that uniquely blend the rhythms of the Caribbean with traditional songs from the British Isles. Back in the nineties the band was signed to Cooking Vinyl Records and Rhythm Safari in the US and toured the world playing festivals on every continent and headlining Glastonbury’s Avalon Stage for a record 5 years running.
In 2016 the band released a brand new CD called ‘Manchester’s Improving Daily’. The album received a plethora of positive reviews, including Four Stars in both Mojo Magazine and The Guardian.
Now the band have been working on a set of tunes collected from the fields of Jamaica and released under the title Dancing Tunes which again has attracted fantastic reviews from across the music press, plays on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio show and an appearance on the Commonwealth of Folk.
Still upbeat, and with rock-steady rhythms, blazing horns, fabulous harmonies and fiery melodeon melodies, the band continue to amaze audiences across the UK and Europe.
An unreserved seated and standing show.