22nd October 2022 with Flying Matt (Flying Cat + guest musician Matt Cudby), calling from Adam Hughes
Flying Cat (Caro Appleby and James Rhodes) enjoy regularly dancing contra in various places around the country. They play for a variety of different forms of dancing, and for contra will generally be found playing piano and melodeon, playing tunes from all around the British Isles as well as further afield. They have a cat called Meatballs, named after the tune Meatballs, Whiskey and Beer.
Matt Cudby plays guitar and is rather good. He has two cats, Penny (with the hat) and Indie.
Adam Hughes has been dancing contra in the UK and US for 25 years, and calling contras across the UK for nearly that long. He calls new and traditional dances from across the world with clarity, enthusiasm and a hint of mischief.
Venue (Stoneyard Centre)
The Stoneyard Centre is located at 43 St Andrew's St, Cambridge, CB2 3AR [Google maps, openstreetmap]. The venue is just off St Andrew's Street, down a short passage next to St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church. The hall is upstairs, at the back of the building. If you arrive late, you may need to ring the bell and wait for someone to come down and let you in.
Dances at the Stoneyard Centre run from 8pm – 11pm, with doors opening at 7.30pm.