Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Update 20155

It's been a while since this blog has been updated - a lot of tunes over the PA since then.
This Way Up on social media has migrated to Facebook:

This Way Up are still active - appearing most recently at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2015 running workshops on 'playing for ceilidhs', as well as an ever-lengthening list of bookings around the Shropshire area. Most events are now private because there doesn't seem to be the appetite for public dances as there used to be. The band is still much the same with Richard Pidduck (melodeons), Stuart Altman (whistles & sax), Steev Hall (guitars & vocals), Richard Payne (sax & mandolin) but with the addition of Ray Archer on bass (if he's available - he's a busy man!)

However, to mark what might be our 30th year (it might be a bit longer but we can't remember exactly when we started) we are have a Christmas Ceilidh on Saturday 19 December.

Should be an evening to remember! To pre-book (and pay on the door) send an email to:

Friday, February 13, 2009

MySpace site

This Way Up now have a MySpace site, with music, pictures and further information about the band. The address is .
Please feel free to visit, leave a comment and join our ever growing list of friends :-)

Monday, July 07, 2008


Friday 11 July, 2008
This Way Up will be at 'The Farmers Arms' in St. Davids, Pembrokeshire for a re-union concert
A rare opportunity to the old gang together again following the departure of the drummer - Steve Robinson - to St. Davids and the bassist - Geoff Morgan - to the south of France.

Monday, December 10, 2007


This Way Up looks forward to a return to Sidmouth Folk Festival in 2008 after several years absence and feature a new bass player and new material.

Saturday, September 29, 2007


THIS WAY UP are a five piece folk and ceilidh band. We've been performing for over 20 years now and have appeared at most dance clubs and festivals around the UK.

Recently we have undergone some changes with the Geoff the bassist leaving to live in sunnier climes and Robbo our drummer moving to the wilds of west Wales. This leaves Dickie, Stuart, Steve and Richard who are developing a new and revised set with a change in sound but still the same committment to rhythm and energy.

Pictured here at Shrewsbury Folk Festival the band are available for almost any event requiring plenty of rhythmic folk music - original and traditional.

Contact the band at :