The Gloworms are a London-based trio playing exciting reinterpretations of traditional English dance rhythms.

They formed in 2001 with the aim of playing bold music that makes a deep connection with 21st century people. The result is cool, subtle music with irresistable dance groove.

Jon Brenner – piano accordion
Colin Cotter – banjo, stompbox
Laurel Swift – fiddle, voice, clogs

“Fabulous, simply fabulous”
– Nick Walden (top ceilidh caller)

“Swings like a ******* ******”
– Gordon Potts (another top caller)

“What a big and satisfying noise”
– Ian Anderson, editor of fRoots magazine

“There aren’t many bands I like dancing and listening to, The Gloworms are now one of them”
– A dancer at The Knees Up, Cecil Sharp House

“Rachel Unthank & the Winterset. Lisa Knapp. Tim Van Eyken. Bella Hardy. Mawkin. The Gloworms. These are a few of my favourite things. Inventive, passionate artists who completely understand the nature of their music.”
– Colin Irwin, leading world/folk music journalist