Frolicking Pete and the Fumbling Fingers - Who's Who
Harp, Guitar. Frank also plays solo and can create that special atmosphere for a wedding. See Frank the Harp page.
Pete Robinson (Pete the
Melodeon and fiddle photo © Ani McNeice (www.animcneice.co.uk)
Fiddler and classically trained soprano singer, studying at the Royal Northern College of Music
The original members of the band were all Morris musicians. One evening, after strenuous dancing and intaking of liquid refreshment they were asked to provide music for a ceilidh. “But what are you called?" After the usual ribald comments, it seemed a REALLY good idea to call themselves something unusual, hence “Frolicking Pete and the Fumbling Fingers Concertina Ceilidh Band’- really trips off the tongue, doesn’t it? They did think they were just going to do the one ceilidh...and that was thirty years ago!
of the band have played and sung in various line-ups over the last 30 years
(wow - really so long...scary!) including Priory, Attic, Brillig,
Wenchall, The Moon and Castle Band, Clitheroe Country
Fayre Ladies, Bangles, Beads and Bloomers, Clitheroe Morris Men, Bobbins and Reelers and Belfagan. Chris is a
founder member of “The Swinging Sporrans!”