Leap To Your Feet

Appalachian Dancers and Musicians

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“SOYABAND”   Are the musicians who accompany “Leap To Your Feet”.

Members of the band play:

Appalachian Dulcimer,

5 string Banjo,

Bass Guitar,




Acoustic and Electric Guitar,

Hurdy Gurdy




The band play a wide variety of tunes and dances from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA.

Several of the band also perform as a singing group


Strange name, how did we get it?

Someone said “The dancers leap to their feet,  what do the band do?” Reply “Sit On Your A...”

Last Drop, Bolton, 2012

Lowry Theatre 2006

Peterborough Bluegrass Festival 2003

Fylde Folk Festival 2009

Ulverston Folk Festival 2004

Ceilidh in Horwich 2005

Reebok Stadium, Bolton 2007

Ulverston Folk Festival 2010

Warrington 2006

Saltburn Folk Festival 2010

Ireby Folk Festival 2013

Saltaire 2013

Over the past 21 years the band line up has changed many times.  Two members have been there since the beginning and many of the others for 10 or more years.

At present there are 9 musicians who regularly play at the weekly dance rehearsals.  For performances, the Soyaband can comprise anything from 4 to 9 people.

Bolton Day of Dance 2014