ABOUT BOB BALLARD
" Not so much a caller as an excellent entertainer."
Who said this?! Well, he did actually - but it's not too far from the truth.
Born more years ago than he cares to remember, Bob has been performing for
the last 40 years and therefore has the experience to give what his public
want - a cracking good night!
Playing in skiffle bands in the late 50s, rock bands in the 60s, and folk line-ups in the 70s, and during the last twenty-odd years being very involved with Ceilidh and Barn Dance bands as both musician and Caller, Bob's experience is both long and wide.
Photo ©2012 Philip Williams, PWConsultants.co.uk
His dance repertoire is aimed primarily at the sort of person who thinks
they have two left feet and remembers that the last time they did this sort
of thing, they were wearing short trousers.
Experience a night with Mr Ballard, and you'll have a night to remember!
As well as calling for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances, Bob regularly plays and sings in a number of midlands Folk Clubs. The following links will take you to Youtube clips of Bob:
Answer To The Man (Bob Ballard)
The Ballad of Easy Rider (Roger McGuinn)
The Galaxy Song (Eric Idle)
Photograph by David Walston - see www.pr-photography.org