Ben Moss is a folk singer rooted firmly in the 21st century.
As a songwriter he tackles some of the many challenges we face in the modern age, with new songs inspired by the traditional English folk idiom.
As an interpreter of traditional songs he breathes new life into old material, presenting songs that still hold relevance to our lives today.
He accompanies himself on the violin, the melodeon and the guitar, and intersperses his songs with tune sets, traditional and original, influenced by his long association with English dance forms and their corresponding music.
Ben is also a performer and a teacher of traditional English dance.
He appears regularly with The Hammersmith Morris Men and has danced with various Cotswold, Molly and North-West Morris teams.
Fusing Morris with different styles, he performs with Folk Dance Remixed, a diverse company entertaining audiences of all ages with a mix of folk, house, street and many more dance genres.
His own show 'The Year Turns Round Again', combining Morris with contemporary dance debuted in 2018 and is currently in development for further performances.
He has taught workshops and courses at many UK festivals and at Pinewoods Dance Camp in the USA.
Ben is a well-established musician on the English ceilidh scene, playing regularly with The Diatonics, Ceilidh Tree, Ceilidh Factor and CeiliMax.
An accomplished player on both the fiddle and the melodeon, he brings his deep appreciation of the rhythm and flow of English dance (Morris and social) to all of his playing.
Since 2018 he has also performed regularly with the left-wing firebrand and singer/songwriter Grace Petrie, bringing his energy and passion to her timely, timeless music.
As a teacher Ben has led courses for the violin and melodeon including adult and youth courses at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in Camden and further afield.
Ben is a practiced and accomplished caller, having presided over ceilidhs at countless weddings, parties, ceilidh clubs, family barn dances and festival dance tents.
He has called regularly with one of the premier function ceilidh bands in the country, Ceilidh Tree, and with some of the top festival bands on the circuit, including The Melrose Ceilidh Band, Urban Folk Theory, and Trinculo.
Adept at tailoring his delivery for beginners or ceilidh stalwarts, Ben brings wit and charm to the dances, ensuring everyone has a great time dancing interesting, entertaining dances.
Personal calling highlights include calling for 500 youth dance company members at U.Dance in Birmingham and calling for the first ever 'live silent ceilidh' at Towersey Festival 2019.