After an enforced two year hiatus, along with the majority of live musicians, 2022 will see an exciting new Demon Barbers lineup!… Read more
Out theatre company, Breaking Tradition, has launched it’s debut Crowdfunder campaign!
The impact of COVID19 on Breaking Tradition
COVID19 completely stopped us in our tracks.… Read more
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!
NEW ALBUM AND STAGE SHOW FOR 2020
How time flies when you’re causing mayhem! The award-winning Demon Barbers have racked up an impressive two decades of galvanising the folk scene with their rousing rhythms, soaring crescendos and ‘maverick’ approach to fusing the contemporary with the traditional.… Read more
We are delighted to announce that the winner of this years’ Demon Barber Clog Competition is Sam Jones! Our competition which took place on the 1st of May at Upton Folk Festival was judged by the fantastic and very talented Huw Williams and Ceri James.… Read more
On Friday 12th May we performed our brand new show The Lock In ‘Folk Fairy Tale’ at Wakefield Theatre Royal. We had an amazing night and would like to thank you all for coming along!… Read more
Our drummer and all round musical chap – Ben Griffith is teaching drums!
Currently he has four young students in the Huddersfield area, but is hoping to expand.… Read more
We are coming to London’s Blackheath Halls and we want your dance team!
We have seen over 150 dance groups join us at our ‘Lock In’, ‘Demon Barbers XL’ and most recently our ‘Lock In Christmas Carol’ performances and we are on the lookout once again!… Read more
Here at the Demon Barbers, we love being involved in school and community projects. We offer workshops in folk and hip hop dance and have been invited into many many schools up and down the UK, teaching rapper sword, clog, morris and breakdancing.… Read more
The festival season is coming to a close and the nights are drawing in, but there’s no sign of hibernation for The Demon Barbers and The Lock In Dance Show!… Read more
We had such a fantastic time teaching Folk and Hip Hop dance in Shrewsbury Primary Schools as part of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, that we’re looking for more schools and festivals to develop workshop projects with.… Read more
We had such a fantastic time teaching Folk and Hip Hop dance in Shrewsbury Primary Schools as part of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, that we’re looking for more festivals to develop workshop projects with.… Read more
We’ve just had our 3rd pressing of Disco At The Tavern!
To celebrate (and to make space for the new stock!)… Read more
The Demon Barbers & Breaking Tradition Dance Company are touring again next year!
Following a number of successful UK tours, including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and 5 star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe, The Demon Barbers have been bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting young Clog, Sword, Morris, Hip Hop & Break dancers onto the concert stage with their ‘Lock In’ dance show and ‘The Demon Barbers XL’.… Read more
We have seen over 150 dance groups join us at our ‘Lock In’ and ‘Demon Barbers XL’ performances over the past few years and we are on the lookout once again!… Read more
A few weeks ago we were involved in a project with Batley Community Choir. After the first rehearsal the tragic death of Jo Cox MP rocked both the local community and the wider world but despite this BCC wanted our project to continue, culminating in a wonderful set at Cleckheaton Folk Festival.… Read more
Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award Winning team of musicians & dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance!… Read more
On Tuesday 5th July we were given a rare and exciting opportunity to perform for HRH The Prince of Wales, as part of a special visit to clog maker Trefor Owen’s workshop in Criccieth, Cardigan Bay, where he been making clogs for 38 years.… Read more
Our tour of The Demon Barbers XL is well underway and we are looking forward to getting back into the studio to work on ‘The Lock In Christmas Carol’ which will be touring November and December.… Read more
We are very excited to announce our first full-time employee and new Assistant Producer, Laura Simpson! Laura first joined the company in the Winter of 2009 as a dancer for ‘Time Gentlemen Please’.… Read more