The Deighton Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades: 1980s 1990s


This seven-piece family group comprises Dave Deighton (26 March 1943, Sheffield, Yorkshire England; vocals, guitar, melodeon, fiddle, harmonica), his wife Josie (b. 27 June 1950, Bandung, Indonesia; guitar, bodhran), and their children Maya (b. 11 April 1968, Breda, Holland; whistle, flute), Arthur (b. 7 January 1972, Breda, Holland; guitar, mandolin), Kathleen (b. 27 January 1973, Sheffield, England; fiddle), Rosalie (b. 26 July 1976, Breda, Holland; fiddle, mandolin, percussion, vocals) and Angelina (b. 6 September 1983, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England; boogie). Their music has been described as ‘South Yorkshire/Indonesian/Dutch/Cajun folk pop’. The group started performing around 1981 when they appeared at the Leeds Festival. Prior to this Dave had been working as a musician in rock bands. He met Josie while in Holland, in the early 70s, and stayed there for 10 years, continuing to play in Europe. As a group they have played nearly all of the major...

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