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The Band in Modern Times

With Chris retiring from active BD service, the four gallant survivors continue the traditionSeptember 2014 saw the release of the new CD "Lowp till Ye Cowp" in (see Discography for further details).


The Band celebrated its 25th Anniversary on the 27th of October, 2012.  This auspicious gathering, also celebrating Derek's 60th birthday & Kim's silver wedding, saw over a hundred dancers & audience crammed into Morpeth St James' Hall.  For the occasion the Border Directors fielded the original Blue Moon Band line-up, with Peter Hawkey coming down from the distant north lands of Scotland to add his flute; Claire Poxton joined in with her fiddle for a good part of the night, and Elaine had a chance to take to the floor while guest callers Megs, Paul and Brendan presided for some of the dances.


The Border Directors in the lineup for the 2013 Northumbrian Minstrelsy Concert at the Sage Gateshead celebrating the generations of work of the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries towards the region's traditional music and song. A second Minstrelsy Concert followed on 26th June 2016 in the same venue, again with the BD in the lineup.