Er... This is the band
Florida have released four critically acclaimed CD's.

Back in 1992 with the release of the album Splitting the Night they pioneered the use of Jazz-influenced Brass and Woodwind over the more traditional fiddle and melodeon sound, underpinned by a driving bass. Florida don't use and don't need percussion in order to keep the tight rhythm necessary for dancers.

The band members are all dancers, and it shows.

Untitled  [2005] (FLP005CD)

1. Temperley / Off to California trad. / trad. 5:25
2. Sweet Briar / The Rose Tree trad. / trad. 4:01
3. Morgan Rattler / Cock of the North trad. / trad. 3:46
4. The Mill Mill O / Durham rangers trad. / trad. 3:44
5. Paddy Carey's trad. 4:05
6. The Queer Fella's Shot-ese / The Cliff / The Road to Alvechurch trad. / trad. / Atkin 5:19
7. The Cape John Waltz / Bonny George Campbell trad. / Tattrie 5:05
8. Seven stars / Smash the Windows trad. / trad. 3:19
9. Sausage / Colonel Mike Honeyman / trad. 5:07
10. Trip to Highgate / Elsie Marley trad. / trad. 3:40
11. Marquis of Huntley's Reel / Love Laughs at Locksmiths Marshall / trad. 3:48
12. The Fortune / Untitled trad. / trad. 6:17
13. Coleraine / The Quarryman trad. / Sherritt 4:05
Total Running Time: 58:21

Danse Macabre [1999] (FLP004CD / FLP004MC)

1. The Kirkgate Hornpipe / Gilderoy trad. / trad. 5:10
2. Frittenden Brass Band / Top House Atkin / Atkin 4:27
3. Buttered Peas / Jacob or Enrico trad. / trad. 3:45
4. The Flying Coach / Chief O'Neill's Favourite /
The Random
trad. / trad. / trad. 6:29
5. Hops & Steps / Petticoats Loose trad. / trad. 3:12
6. Danse Macabre Saint-Saens 2:22
7. Absent Friends Atkin 3:47
8. Untitled / More Shed trad. / Atkin 3:19
9. Pembury / Quick & Merry Atkin / trad. 3:53
10. Molly Oxford / Young Collins / Morning Star trad. / trad. / trad. 4:25
11. (The weary man's) Farewell to Work /
Bonny Dundee
Atkin / trad. 5:30
12. The Portobello Hornpipe / Barbara Allen trad. / trad. 6:29
13. Swedish Hymn / lars' Last Rites Unknown / Florida 6:29
Total Running Time: 59:23

BrassRoots [1995] (FLP003CD / FLP003MC)

1. The Oyster wife's rant / Bonny Lad trad. English / trad. English 3:22
2. Dory Boat / Mallard / Dory Boat all trad. English 3:37
3. The White Hare attrib. Joseph Taylor 3:51
4. The Home Brew / The Lads like Beer Atkin / attrib. James Hill 3:18
5. The Alexandra trad. English 2:37
6. Sportsman's Hornpipe /
Champion's Hornpipe
Kershaw /
Honeyman's
5:13
7. The Peacock followed the Hen /
Drops of Brandy
trad. English /
trad. Irish
3:23
8. Church on Sunday trad. English 3:33
9. Pride of Portravor /
Wm. Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe
trad. Irish/
Dave Shepherd
3:56
10. The Ball / More Power to Ye Wm. Mittel / trad. American 2:39
11. Brigg Fair attrib. Joseph Taylor 3:25
12. Highland Mary / The Bridge of Lodi trad. English / trad. English 3:24
13. Alexandra park / Charming Fellow trad. English / Wm. Mittel 3:36
14. Green Bushes trad. English 4:50
15. The Duke of Riff's Reel /
Dick Richards'
Thos. Hardy /
Dick Richards
3:34
16. Judith's Waltz Jody Kruskal 3:50
Total Running Time: 58:15

Splitting the Night [1992] (FLP002CD / FLP002MC)

1. Elsie Marley / The Trip to Highgate trad. English 2:32
2. The leaves of Life trad. English 3:13
3. Scotland / Bouree Bill Monroe / trad. French 2:49
4. Bernard in the Cafe /
Dark Girl dressed in Blue
unknown /
trad. Irish
2:42
5. Down by the Tanyard side /
Pierrot's waltz /
Amsterdam
trad. Irish /
Pierre Nicholas /
Jacques Brel
9:05
6. Moscow Nights / Malin Plaisir Solovev-Sedoj / Patrick Couton 4:10
7. The Trip to Lincoln / Tweedly Park trad. English / attrib. James Hill 2:36
8. Rambling Sailor / Will's Way trad. English / Will Ward 3:09
9. The Stockton Hornpipe /
Marquis of Waterford's
trad. English /
attrib. James Hill
4:22
10. Serptentiner och Konfetti /
Engelese
Mats Eden /
trad. Swedish
4:07
11. The Rope Dance / Dance for 1811 trad. English / trad. English 2:34
12. Dudley Boys trad. English 4:04
13. Faut que ce Brille Jean Blanchard 3:14
Total Running Time: 49:38

All four albums are available direct from the band:

Florida,
c/o Broad Oak,
Mill Lane,
Frittenden,
Cranbrook,
Kent. TN17 2DR

To obtain information on the band, bookings for dances, concerts, festivals etc., contact Florida at the above address or call Tim Bull on (+44) 1580 852317 or alternatively Mail Us!

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