Pipley started forming in 2017, begun by members of the Bath Folk Festival organising team. Initial rehearsals were held at Henry’s house, Pipley Barn on Lansdown, Bath, hence the band name, ‘Pipley’.

Band members, in alphabetical order are:

Rachel Barrett, fiddle
Toby Branfoot, mandolin and banjo

Stewart Chorley, tuba

Alan Deacon, whistles player

Alan Deacon, whistles

Ian Gilchrist, rhythm banjoIan Gilchrist, rhythm banjo
Henry Lawrence, guitarHenry Lawrence, guitar

John Sandford, keyboard and bass

John Sandford, keyboard and bass

Patrick Self, callerPatrick Self, caller