Eddie Upton

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A scholarly folk song collector, baritone-voiced singer and dance caller, Eddie Upton has been involved with British folk music and dance since the early '60s. The host of monthly ceilidh at the Caedmon…
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A scholarly folk song collector, baritone-voiced singer and dance caller, Eddie Upton has been involved with British folk music and dance since the early '60s. The host of monthly ceilidh at the Caedmon Hall Gateshead Central Library, Upton wrote a book, Caedmon Capers, with music collected by Robin Dunn that includes dances he created on his own or in collaboration with participants at his workshops. A cassette he recorded with Dorset dance instructor Lyn Paine, Up the Sides and Down the Middle, includes examples of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh dance music.