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Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, here we come!

So, with Bradford on Avon and Chippenham folk festivals under our belts already, we hard-working lads of Northgate head south today to the lovely town of Wimborne Minster for our third festival of the year. We have the standard dance … Continue reading

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Chippenham Festival done, and we’re taking a week’s holiday

We’ve just got back from our weekend playing at the great Chippenham Folk Festival, and we’ve had an amazing time. Over the weekend, we danced somewhere around 45 times, doing rapper, longsword and, in a surprising twist, solo jigs. We ran … Continue reading

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A butcher’s from history, and a pub from the near future

As it’s still early in the year, we thought we’d look back at some of the more unusual things we’ve done over the last quarter of a century. And what better place to start than with dancing behind the counter in … Continue reading

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Ely Folk Festival video… mind the lights!

  So, we took a little trip the other weekend to the delightful Ely Folk Festival, and had a jolly nice time indeed. There are some photos up on Facebook, and at some point we may even get around to uploading … Continue reading

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Threesome super injunction: we name those involved!

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the super injunction gagging the press in the hopes of keeping secret the names of those involved in a certain threesome. We do not agree with such censorship, and are therefore taking it upon ourselves to shine the disinfectant of daylight onto … Continue reading

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Our logo has returned from foreign parts, so we practise tonight!

We decided to me nice and lend our lovely logo, aka Stickman, to the be-tweeded gentlemen of North British for the weekend, because he wanted a bit of a holiday and we considered them to be responsible adults. We may have been a little hasty in … Continue reading

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Bath’s Northgate Rapper decamp to Sidmouth Folk Festival. 

Knotted hankies. Check.  Factor 95 for Jonathon’s delicate skin. Check.  Suitable canvas bijou residences. Check.  Swords. Check.  Aye, the regionally famous and locally renowned Northgate Rapper and their polished blades of death are officially appearing at Sidmouth Folk Festival. It’s … Continue reading

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Bristol beware: sword-wielding maniacs set to invade

Yes, the lads of Northgate have decided to get off their collective arses and hurry back to Bristol to check out yet more of the pubs in advance of the upcoming and incredibly exciting DERT competition. We were in Bristol only recently but enjoyed it … Continue reading

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Northgate practices resume 7th May: warm up now!

After a couple of weeks off to allow proper enjoyment of our Easter eggs and Belgian beer we are once again ready to sharpen our wits, reactions and swords and get back into the groove (whatever that means). So mark the … Continue reading

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Northgate to crawl Bath again. Police dragnet closing in.

Northgate are once again planning to risk their freedom by appearing in the pubs of Bath next Wednesday, despite the increasing likelihood of being grabbed by the fuzz as they dance. Following the shenanigans of our last crawl, it is … Continue reading

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