Alex Cumming

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Alex Cumming is a traditional singer, accordionist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England who now lives in Boston, MA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom with a great depth of knowledge for the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic danceable accordion style, strong voice and his fun and enganging stage presence. - - - - - more

Alex Cumming is a traditional singer, accordionist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England who now lives in Boston, MA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom with a great depth of knowledge for the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic danceable accordion style, strong voice and his fun and enganging stage presence. - - - - -
Along with solo performances and calling work, Alex is a member of award winning a Capella quartet The Teacups, Fiddle and Accordion duo Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley and Ceilidh band Dyer:Cumming’s. Alex also regularly performs and records with BBC Folk Award Nominee, Ange Hardy and BBC Young Folk Musician winner James Findlay. As well as performing live, Alex has starred in prime time TV shows including BBCs Edwardian Farm and played live sessions for BBC Radio. In 2014 Alex obtained a BMus Hons. in Folk & Traditional Music from Newcastle University, the only degree programme of its type in England.

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