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.
You can even learn some of the Forró dance moves at Knockengorroch before Bristol Branch take the stage. We’ll have a Forró dance workshop in the Shieling tent so you can come ready to dance! Bring it on!