Rum and Kidney band
A picture of the band

“rum-and-kidney men”

Fiddlers that play at feasts, fairs, weddings, &c. and live chiefly on the remnants of victuals

B.E.'s Dictionary of the Canting Crew, 1699, quoted in “Forgotten English” Calendar 2002, J Kacirk

The Rum and Kidney Band's sound is built around Jane Cunio's melodeon, underpinned by Mary Harrington's chunky piano bass line and with counterpoint provided by Caz Ritchie's recorder. They play a selection of extremely danceable tunes - mostly English, but with a leavening from elsewhere in the British Isles and beyond.

We play for barn dances and similar occasions. We're based between Yeovil and Taunton.
We'd like to play for your barn dance!