Looking for a good old hoe down with your knees up? Then BRISTOL BRANCH IT!
The Bristol Branch play classic tunes from the Northeast of Brazil, think of them as a South American Aberdeenshire tribute band. You’ll hear fiddles, accordions, cavaco, bass, vocals, and percussion: zabumba, pandeiro and not forgetting the guy on triangle or Scotland’s smallest cavaquinho player. “You keep dancing and we’ll keep playing!”
They’ll keep you busy with lots of up-country Brazilian forró dance numbers mixed in with a healthy dose of baião, samba, cajun and even some Scottish ceilidh dances if you ask nicely. They play a monthly session at the famous Safari Lounge bar on Cadzow place, Edinburgh, which also hosts a weekly Tuesday night dance class courtesy of Bora Forró.
…. well I’ll be damned if I didn’t see the whole tent nearly fall apart from people shaking their butts
And just in case you’re wondering, Bristol Branch isn’t based in Bristol – it’s just a name – they live in sunny Edinburgh! Come see Scotland’s no.1 (and only!) Forró band at this year’s Knockengorroch. Bring it on!