Pluck 'n' Squeeze: Barn Dances, Folk Dances, Country Dances, Ceilidhs in Suffolk & East Anglia, for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or any celebration. Folk Singers for concerts
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Pluck 'n' Squeeze

Stan Jim
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A list of our public gigs. Plus!! a tune a month and other regularly updated stuff

Welcome to the Pluck 'n' Squeeze Webpage

Pluck 'n' Squeeze are a raucous, fun loving acoustic Folk Dance Band based in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Our music is lively and full of "umph". We play a variety of traditional English, Scottish, Irish and American tunes, although we'll use anything for a dance tune as long as it makes you want to grab someone and bounce around the room with them.

Our line up includes a Melodeon, Piano Accordion, Fiddle and Ukulele Banjo. Maggie and Stan also make valiant attempts on the Hammered Dulcimer, 6 and 12 string Guitars, Ukulele, Mandolin and Plectrum Banjo.

Maggie and Stan in concert

Maggie and Stan also perform as a duo singing traditional songs and playing tunes. The songs include a lot from Lancashire, mainly about weaving, some nautical ones and some less serious ones and some that can't be mentioned until after 10 o' clock. There is now a website devoted to our duo work. So for more information go to

We are available for both formal dances and anarchic knee's ups including: Barn Dances, Ceilidhs, Folk Dances, Weddings, Beer Festivals, Parties, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Beer Festivals, Christmas / New Year Celebrations, Fetes, Children's Parties and Beer Festivals.

Stop Press

Our New Book is Now Available

"More Maggie's Melodeon": The Second Volume.

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And Also

"Maggie's Melodeon": The First Highly

Successful Tutor for Beginners.

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And Also Also

Our Not Quite as New Book

"Pluck 'n' Squeeze: Our Tunes and Songs"

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For information or bookings contact: Stan by email at (

This website was designed and built by Stan Bloor (last updated 11/03/2018)

Awarded BBC Radio Suffolk's "Website of the Week" 27/11/03 by Rachel Sloane

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English Folk Dance and Song Society