Token Women celebrate 30 years as a band

The wonderful bunch of musicians that is Token Women celebrates 30 years of playing this year, and we are delighted to have these Oxfolk favourites back at Kennington. The all-female line up plays tuba, trombone (Alice Yelf), saxes and clarinets (Jo Freya) as well as more traditional fiddles (Fi Fraser and Linda Game), keyboards (Heather Horsley) and percussion (Jo May). Dances will be called by Jo Freya and Fi Fraser. The music is a smorgasbord of tunes from around Europe. Their influences are many and their arrangements unusual, catchy and inspiring. Nobody sounds like them and every gig is a party.

"The stage is absolutely dripping with talent. What an extraordinary band.” (A dancer at a recent ceilidh)

Formed originally to highlight the women, often lone, in instrumental music there is nothing tokenistic about what they do. It’s delivered with passion, energy and exuberance that is infectious. Listen to tracks from their album Elsa here:

Sam and Cadi Jones are a father and daughter duo of award winning clog dancers. Sam dances traditional Welsh clog steps and has been dancing since he was a child. He has passed these steps on to Cadi and together they will be entertaining us at half-time.

Tickets are available on the door: £10 adults, £7 concessions (12-17s, students, pensioners), £1 5-11s and free under 5s. See for details of family and group discounts. There is licensed bar with real ale, wine and soft drinks.

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