Band on The Rum

April 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Rose Inn
Main Rd
Baxterley, Atherstone CV9 2LE
Phil Benson
01827 711514

Band On The Rum

Guaranteed to persuade you into a party mood with much foot tapping and banter, Band on the Rum are acknowledged performers of traditional shanties and other songs of the sea.

Usually unaccompanied, the band knows how to belt out stirring shanties or soothe with easy on the ear nautical songs. Occasional humorous or moving songs on other subjects are also in Band on the Rum’s repertoire to provide an engaging mix for a variety of audiences.

Individually and as part of other bands, Band on the Rum members have been energetic folk and shanty singers for over 30 years.

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …


Dragonhead are a talented duo offering an eclectic mix of traditional & modern folk with a big slice of Cajun.

They use the word ‘eclectic’ without shame as their first recorded tracks were on a promotional compilation in association with other local artists and was indeed an eclectic mix of traditional, modern, unusual & new material.

John Meechan

John has been on the folk scene for 40-odd years. Hailing from Yorkshire, many of his songs are rooted there.

His passion for folk songs has resulted in a wide-ranging repertoire, always particularly well-presented.

Elaine Meechan

Elaine, keyboard and accordion player in many an ensemble, has that rare talent that true musicians possess; the ability to empathise with those she performs with. She is an important part of a number of folk-related bands in the area.


Arnold Chave and Alan Stocks have been heavily involved in music since the 1970s and 1960s respectively. In January 2017, they decided that their separate and distinctive musical backgrounds could be brought to bear in collaboration, and Double A came into being. Since then, they have decided that ‘Crox’ better describes them, so ‘Crox’ it is!

Finger In The Jar

Formed especially as the host group for Atherstone Folk Club in June 2013, Finger In The Jar are Anne & Steve Beeson and Phil Benson.

Finger In The Jar perform as a group, as duos and as solo artists, depending on the songs being sung.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @