Windy Gyle Band members Alice Robinson (née Burn), Paul Knox, Ged & Nikki Lawson and Anthony & Heather Robb combine freshness and tradition thanks to having a member born in each decade from 1940 to 1990. Originally formed as a listening band, their toe-tapping music has resulted in growing demand as a Northumbrian dance band. Their caller Ruth Ball also joins in with inimitable driving fiddle when possible. In addition to local bookings, 2016 sees them travelling to Brighouse, Sidmouth Festival and (for their 8th year) Whitby Folk Week.

Music truly does break down barriers, especially when it’s as sumptuous as this.
— Tony Hendry (Living Tradition)