Publicity materials & technical info for event organisers

Organisers: please contact us if you would like a write up specifically for your festival or of a different length. If not, feel free to use the following description.

Description for programmes/websites

One of the UK contra dance scene's most popular bands, Vertical Expression have been delighting audiences throughout the last decade with their unique brand of high-energy contra dance music.

Comprising double bass, guitar, melodeon, fiddle and foot percussion, they combine varied musical influences including old-time, bluegrass, French-Canadian, Irish, English ceilidh, Appalachian and ragtime with a skill for picking exactly the right tune for each dance, all based on a foundation of rhythm and drive that makes their music feel effortless to dance to and impossible not to!

As well as frequent appearances at dance series and festivals throughout the UK, they have also played for contra dances and festivals as far afield as the US, Paris and Denmark.


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Tech spec

Download our tech spec and stage plan (PDF).