Sarah Graves

Metric Foot Band

New CD available
English Concertina
Metric Foot Band
Thank You Letters

The Ceilidh, Barn Dance, Square Dance, Country Dance, Knees Up, Hoedown, Social Dance, call it what you will. It's a fantastic way to celebrate almost any occasion.

The Metric Foot Band, the best by far! To hear some samples of their music click here & allow time to load!

New Years Eve 2013 was another fantastic evening - "The best one yet".

So good that we are going to do it again in 2014, see poster below.


Visit the Metric Foot Band website here.

The Metric Foot Band are an Essex-based ceilidh band who have been playing together for many years. Their instrumentation includes vocals, English concertina, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, harmonica, bass, drums and percussion. They are very experienced at playing for a wide variety of functions. These include parties, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, clubs, groups, twinning associations and village celebrations. A typical evening would feature music and songs from many different traditional sources, along with some original material. They have an excellent reputation and are renowned for their versatility and musicality, as the 'thank you letters' page will testify.

Although they usually play for ceilidhs (or barn dances etc.) in Essex, they often travel to Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Kent, Cambridge and London. They have also played in Belgium and Germany as well as at many major Folk Festivals in the UK.

The Metric Foot Band never work from a pre-written set list. Instead the Band's caller Sarah, who has a remarkable skill for reading the audience's dancing ability, tailors the dances to suit. Although officially the caller, her role is much more of a dance instructor. She likes the hands-on approach and can usually be found amongst the audience demonstrating the figures and steps. Her repertiore of traditional and original dances is extensive and can include circles, squares, longways sets, couple dances and line dancing.

The Band also has an extensive repertoire, which includes songs. They are skilful at providing music that perfectly matches the dance. From the 'first time' novices right through to experienced dance club members, Sarah and the band will encourage you to have a great time


Metric Foot recordings include, 'Taped Measures', 'Foot Rules', 'A Good Kicking', 'Devotion to Motion', and 'Down There For Dancing'.