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Bouzouki Bellows

Bouzouki Bellows! are a new band playing Irish and Celtic music with songs from Sara Daniels.

The line up is: Sara Daniels - concertina, vocals and guitar, Paul Hancock - Uillean pipes and whistles and Mark Turauskis.- bouzouki and bodhran.

Paul and Mark have been playing together, on and off, since the early 1980's and in 1981 they were South of England busking champions. Since then they have played throughout England and Wales and have done two tours of Brittany. They were also both involved in the ground breaking World Music fusion band Mark T. and the Brickbats, who made two critically acclaimed albums in the mid 80's. In the 1990's they released another critically acclaimed album A Parting Gift together with guitarist Dave Maggs.

Paul is a regular session musician and has appeared on numerous recordings including releases by Gerald T. Moore (Heron & Reggae Guitars) as well as guesting with a multitude of younger artists across all areas of the musical spectrum.

​Mark T. is an established folk, blues and roots musician and has released twelve albums in his own right.

Sara has been involved in the Irish and English folk music scene for many years and has played with both Paul and Mark many times since the eighties in sessions, arts centers and folk clubs. This is the first time they have formally come together as a regular band. They do a number of Sarah's self penned songs many of which can be found on Sara's excellent album Lightly on My Heart. Sara's songs have been covered by a number of established singers including: Niamh Parsons, Karine Polwart, Jo Philby and Hilary Ward.

Sara's song Where Are You Bound For was chosen to be part of an archive in America commemorating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebrations in 2009.