The Warleggan Village Band was first convened in 2014 to play for the dance sequences in BBC TV’s Poldark. They play English country-dance music from the 17th and 18th centuries.
RICHARD HEACOCK (violin, viola, cello): Richard produced Boldwood’s first CD Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now and The Warleggan Village Band’s Haste to the Dance. Besides work on Poldark, he plays French and Breton dance music with The Andro Sisters and with Paul Hutchinson. He also composed music for Tony Robinson’s The Worst Jobs in History (Channel 4) and the children’s theatre production The Snail and the Whale (Tall Stories) and has recorded strings for The Hollies and The Ting Tings.
MATTHEW COATSWORTH (violin, viola, English concertina): For a decade Matthew played in Boldwood, researching and producing three acclaimed Dancing Master books, as well as appearing on a number of recordings. In addition to his work with BBC’s Poldark and further Warleggan Village Band dance events, he has a duo with harpist Steph West and plays viola in Oxford Sinfonia.
CHRIS GREEN (fretted strings and keys): Born into a musical family in Coventry, Chris began playing guitar at the age of eight and piano from the age of nine, and plays most things with fretted strings or keys. Largely self-taught, he’s worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music and is a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe. He composes and records in a solo capacity in addition to touring as one half of GreenMatthews with his partner Sophie Matthews.