"Joyously jugular-grabbing dance music!"
The Anglo-French acoustic dance band Topette!! is a collaboration between five highly-regarded individuals. Julien Cartonnet is a powerhouse on both bagpipes and banjo. Fiddler James Delarre's innate melodic and harmonic sensibilities make him the perfect match for accordion virtuoso Andy Cutting. Tania Buisse's propulsive bodhrán playing and Barn Stradling's singularly distinctive bass grooves complete a sound that is irresistible to ears and feet alike. The style of dancing is known across Europe as balfolk. It's a fun and easy to learn. The balfolk community is welcoming and inclusive. You can come on your own or with friends. Join in the dancing or just sit and enjoy the live music.