Token Women

Next year, 2019, Token Women celebrate 30 years in the business of making joyful music to dance to. Known as the ‘Diva’s of the dance world’ there is simply nothing like them. This all female line up play Tuba. Trombone, Saxes and Clarinets as well as more traditional fiddles, keyboards and percussion. The music is a smorgasbord of tunes from around Europe and their influences are many and their arrangements unusual and inspiring. . Nobody sounds like them and every gig is a party.


Formed originally to highlight the women, often lone, in instrumental music there is nothing tokenistic about what they do. It’s delivered with passion, energy and exuberance that is infectious.

They are: Jo Freya, Alice Kinlock, Heather Horsley, Jo May, Linda Game, Jackie Allen and Fi Fraser.

Token Women Gigs 2019

12th January 2019 – Bath Ceilidhs.

18th – 20thth January 2019 – Halsway Manor Workshop Weekend.

8th Feb 2019 – Potteries Folk Club

9th Feb 2019 – Oxfolk.

16th March 2019 – Ruff Ceilidhs, Cardiff

6th April 2019 – Dursley – Run by Stroud Ceilidhs.

5th May Upton Folk Festival

2nd Nov 2019 – Kent dance. The North School
Essella Rd Rd, Ashford, TN24 8AL