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The Jones Boys


Bass Guitar, Upright bass.


The Jones Boys are currently a 2-piece band playing high quality traditional music from Ireland, England, Scotland, Brittany and around Europe. The marketing term is 'Celtic' (ugh!).

We are currently seeking a third and possibly a fourth musician to complete our line-up. We would like to recruit a really good bass player, preferably upright or acoustic. We would also be interested in a hand percussionist, someone who can play bodhrán properly, as well as other instruments, such as congas, djembe and so on (tablas would be really interesting).

We don't care about your age or sex, but a bass player able to read music would be an advantage, given the number of tunes in our set (about 50!). The percussionist would need to be able to play complex rhythms.

We rehearse once a week in Sandwich, and gig when we can.

Check us out at:


Screen name:
The Jones Boys
Member since:
Jul 21 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
100 years


The classics: Planxty, The Bothy Band, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones.

Members Of Band

Gordon Jackson - vocals, octave mandola, low whistle, mandolin.
Tuition in these instruments and music theory.

Sam Sloan - button accordion, anglo concertina, trumpet, keyboard.
Runs a weekly Irish music class in Ilford.


Gordon: Paul Hathway mandolin and octave mandola; Moon octave mandola; Chieftain and Alba whistles and low whistles.
Sam: Paolo Soprani B/C button accordion; Crabb C/G Anglo concertina; Burke whistle.