The Band

Matthew Coatsworth (violin, English concertina)

For a decade Matthew played in Boldwood, researching and producing three acclaimed Dancing Master books, as well as appearing on a number of recordings. In addition to his work with BBC’s Poldark and further Warleggan Village Band dance events, he plays in First Folio with harpist Steph West and plays viola in Oxford Sinfonia.

Chris Green (guitar, mandocello, spinet)

Chris is a composer and musician based in Coventry. Largely self-taught, he plays most things with fretted strings and keys and has worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music. He’s a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe and plays as one half of folk/early music duo GreenMatthews with his partner Sophie Matthews. In 2018, he released his first solo album Switched-On Playford, which fuses 17th-century dance music with electronica, using a blend of early instruments, synths and loops.

Richard Heacock (violin, viola)

Richard produced Boldwood’s first CD Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now and The Warleggan Village Band’s Haste to the Dance. Besides work on Poldark, he plays French and Breton dance music with The Andro Sisters and with Paul Hutchinson. He also composed music for Tony Robinson’s The Worst Jobs in History (Channel 4) and the children’s theatre production The Snail and the Whale (Tall Stories) and has recorded strings for The Hollies and The Ting Tings.