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Here we document the cheerful antics of the Fenland Four (plus five) and gain a fascinating insight into the trials, tribulations, massive successes and dreadful failures of the Peg Leg Pub Band.

Here you will also find announcements of new bookings, band updates, new releases, behind the scenes gossip, band-member profiles, fan interaction, and gig reviews.

Practice Nights at the Black Horse, Swaffham Bulbeck

The Peg Leg Pub Band, gets together on a Wednesday evening for a few drinks, some conviviality, and, when they can fit it in between the hilarity, a practice session.

If you are feeling bored midweek and could do with some excitement, why not drop into the Black Horse for a drink on a Wednesday evening, between 6 and 9pm. There you can listen to us practicing. It won’t be perfect, but occasionally we get one right and you can be first to hear our newest material.

By cheering and clapping when you hear one you like, you can influence what we include in our sets.

A Musical Triumph at the Willingham Beer Festival

On a wet Saturday afternoon, July 22nd, 2023, a harmonious symphony swept through the packed hall of the Willingham Social Club, Fen End. The eagerly anticipated Willingham Beer Festival had unfolded its grand musical tapestry, showcasing an array of talents that left attendees utterly captivated.

As the clock struck 4 pm, the air was infused with an electric anticipation. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as the opening chords resonated, signaling the commencement of an extraordinary musical journey. The spotlight was on your band, poised to weave its magic with two mesmerizing sets that would echo in the hearts of all fortunate enough to be present.

The first set, characterized by its seamless fusion of melodies and rhythms, unfolded like a musical odyssey. The enchanting notes seemed to dance on the breeze, interweaving with the jovial chatter of festival-goers and the tantalizing aromas of culinary delights. The setting sun cast a warm glow upon the scene, adding an extra layer of enchantment to the performance.

As the evening sun dipped below the horizon, casting a vibrant cascade of colors across the sky, the second set commenced. The transition was marked by a palpable shift in energy, a testament to the immersive connection forged between your band and the eager audience. With each strum of a guitar string and every beat of the drum, a wave of euphoria coursed through the crowd.

The ambiance was a harmonious blend of the mellifluous tunes and the cheerful clinking of glasses, a testament to the festival's dual celebration of music and the fine art of brewing. Attendees reveled in the sensory experience, immersing themselves in the melodies that resonated from the stage while savoring the rich flavors of the festival's diverse selection of beers.

The Willingham Beer Festival had truly come alive, a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of music, camaraderie, and delightful libations. The synergy between the performers and the audience was nothing short of magical, creating an atmosphere of unity and shared enjoyment that transcended the confines of time.

As the final notes reverberated into the night, a resounding applause filled the air, a testament to the unforgettable musical journey that had unfolded. The Willingham Social Club, had been transformed into a haven of sonic delight, etching fond memories into the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to partake.

In summation, the Willingham Beer Festival of 2023 stood as a resounding success, a testament to the power of music to elevate the human spirit and create lasting connections. As the echoes of the festival gradually subsided, they left in their wake a sense of joy, unity, and a shared love for the artistry that had graced the stage. Truly, an event to be cherished and remembered for years to come.

Headlining at Oakington Village Day

Saturday, June 24th, 2023, turned out warm and sunny aqmd music enthusiasts and revelers gathered at the bustling Recreation Ground for a truly unforgettable musical experience. The event, featuring an eclectic lineup of talented artists, culminated in a mesmerizing headlining performance that left the audience in awe.

The melodies began to dance through the air as The Oakington Singers took the stage, their harmonious voices weaving a tapestry of captivating choral arrangements. Their renditions effortlessly transported listeners on a harmonious journey, setting the stage for a night filled with auditory wonders.

As twilight painted the sky with hues of orange and pink, Dark Surrender commanded the spotlight with their electrifying performance. The fusion of rock and soul emanating from their instruments resonated with the crowd, creating an atmosphere charged with energy and passion. The Bluestone Band continued to captivate, infusing the air with their signature bluesy vibes, causing even the most reserved of attendees to tap their feet in rhythm.

The anticipation in the air reached its crescendo as the momentous hour approached. With the arrival of the headlining act, The Peg Leg Pub Band, the atmosphere crackled with excitement. At 6 pm, the stage was illuminated as TPLPB, with an air of enigmatic anticipation, graced the platform. The first set from 6 pm to 7 pm was an enchanting blend of sonic tapestries that enveloped the audience. Their musical prowess and engaging stage presence held the crowd in rapt attention, transcending the ordinary and ushering them into a realm of musical delight.

Following a brief intermission, the night's excitement was rekindled with the second set from 8 pm to 9 pm. The Peg Legs Pub Band’s performance was an absolute tour de force, an intricate mosaic of melodies and rhythms that echoed across the grounds. The dynamic synergy between band members radiated, sending waves of euphoria through the audience. Each note and chord seemed to reverberate with a raw passion, forging a palpable connection between the stage and the assembled multitude.

In summary, the event was an unparalleled success, a harmonious fusion of talent, ambiance, and camaraderie. The Recreation Ground had indeed transformed into a magical realm where music reigned supreme, and memories were etched into the hearts of all who attended. As the stars twinkled overhead and the last notes lingered in the night, it was clear that this event would be cherished and remembered for years to come.

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Sun, Booze, Food, Music

It doesn’t get any better than that!

On the 29th of May 2023, bank holiday Monday,  the Peg Leg Pub Band graced the pergola at the White Horse Pub in Oakington. It was a splendid day with the sun radiating its warmth upon the gathering. The air was filled with lively conversations and laughter as patrons relished the delightful selection of beers. The tantalizing aroma of a sizzling BBQ, offering mouthwatering hot dogs and hamburgers, further elevated the festive ambiance.

The band was in their element, delivering a captivating performance that had the crowd enraptured. They treated the audience to the debut of two new numbers, "Meet Me on the Corner" and "Day Trip to Bangor," adding a fresh and exciting element to their repertoire. The village residents were present in full support, their cheers and applause filling the air with enthusiasm.

Notably, the event drew attendees from far and wide, showcasing the band's appeal beyond the local community. Among the dedicated fans were Dave, Sue, and Matthew Smith, who embarked on a lengthy journey all the way from Fleet in Hampshire to witness the Peg Leg Pub Band's remarkable performance.

The harmonious combination of vibrant music, delightful refreshments, and the camaraderie shared among the attendees created an unforgettable Bank Holiday experience at the White Horse Pub. It was a day filled with joy, memorable melodies, and the spirit of togetherness.

Many thanks to Trevor, the Landlord for inviting us to give a repeat performance over the August bank holiday. We’ll be there!!!

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Oakington Village Day - A Delightful Celebration of Tradition and Community


In the idyllic countryside of Cambridgeshire, nestled amidst rolling green fields and charming cottages, lies the picturesque village of Oakington. Each year, as the gentle breeze of summer descends upon this quaint hamlet, residents and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Oakington Village Fete. Steeped in tradition and exuding a timeless charm, this annual celebration embodies the essence of English village life. In this article, we delve into the magic and allure of the Oakington Village Fete, capturing its unique spirit.

A Tapestry of Tradition

As the sun bathes the recreation ground in its golden glow, the Oakington Village Day unfolds like a carefully woven tapestry of tradition and community. Locals don their best attire, festooning themselves in floral patterns and straw hats, as they prepare to partake in a day that harkens back to a simpler time. It is a vivid reminder of the values that have bound generations together, a testament to the enduring spirit of village England.

A Whirlwind of Delights

Upon entering the recreation ground, one is instantly transported into a realm where time slows down, and the worries of the outside world fade into insignificance. The air is thick with the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked scones, as the tea tent beckons visitors with promises of steaming brews and delectable treats. The scent mingles with the sounds of laughter and merry chatter, weaving a tapestry of joyous anticipation.

Colourful bunting flutters overhead, casting a vibrant kaleidoscope of hues upon the eager crowds.

Bur hark! What is that we hear?

A melody from the past, is wafting on the breeze from a tent in front of the sports pavilion; those beloved rascals, the Peg Leg Pub Band, are thrashing and warbling their merry way, through another, faintly memorable song, of some bygone era.

Community Spirit and Generosity

Beyond the sights and sounds, the Oakington Village Fete radiates a profound sense of community spirit and generosity. The proceeds from the event go towards supporting local charities, an embodiment of the village's commitment to uplifting the lives of others. The laughter, camaraderie, and shared experiences serve as a testament to the bonds that tie this close-knit community together.


The Oakington Village Day stands as a glorious tribute to a bygone era, a charming celebration that captures the essence of rural England. From the vibrant horticultural displays to the jovial atmosphere that pervades the recreation ground, this annual event is a testament to the resilience of tradition and the power of community.

A Brunch Session to Remember: The Peg Leg Pub Band and the East Anglian E-Type Jaguar Club


On a crisp winter morning, January 15th, 2023, the Histon Smokehouse came alive with the harmonious melodies of the Peg Leg Pub Band. This local musical ensemble, renowned for their vibrant performances, had a special treat in store for the attendees that day. With the East Anglian E-Type Jaguar Club in attendance, the band crafted a setlist of car-related numbers, including their catchy tune, "The E-Type Song." In this blog post, we'll delve into the exciting brunch session that unfolded that day and explore the band's remarkable musical tribute.

The Setting: Histon Smokehouse

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque East Anglian countryside, the Histon Smokehouse provided the perfect backdrop for this memorable musical affair. The rustic charm of the venue, coupled with the tantalizing aromas wafting from the kitchen, created an inviting atmosphere that instantly put attendees at ease. The cozy setting and warm ambiance set the stage for an intimate and unforgettable performance.

The Peg Leg Pub Band: Masters of Melody

The Peg Leg Pub Band, known for their eclectic repertoire and lively performances, had a reputation for seamlessly blending genres to create an energetic fusion of sounds. With an uncanny ability to read the room and cater to the audience's preferences, they embarked on a musical journey that was sure to delight the East Anglian E-Type Jaguar Club members.

Car-Related Numbers: A Nostalgic Ode to Wheels

Recognizing the presence of the esteemed East Anglian E-Type Jaguar Club, the band set out to compose a selection of car-related numbers specifically for this occasion. Their creativity knew no bounds as they penned songs that paid homage to classic automobiles and the joy of driving them.

"The Land Rover Song" celebrated the rugged spirit and off-road adventures that come with owning a Land Rover. With catchy lyrics and infectious rhythms, it had the audience tapping their feet and singing along.

"It Takes a Worried Man to Drive a Classic Car" struck a chord with vintage car enthusiasts, capturing the nostalgia and dedication required to maintain and cherish these automotive treasures. The song served as a reminder of the unique bond between drivers and their beloved classics.

"The E-Type Song," the pièce de résistance of the band's performance, was a testament to the iconic E-Type Jaguar and its timeless allure. Infused with a catchy melody and evocative lyrics, the song captured the essence of this legendary vehicle, leaving the audience captivated and yearning for more.

Recording for Posterity

Recognizing the significance of this musical tribute, the Peg Leg Pub Band decided to record "The E-Type Song" for posterity. The video, capturing the band's infectious energy and the audience's enthusiastic response, stands as a testament to the magic that unfolded that day. As viewers watch the video, they can relive the electric atmosphere and appreciate the band's talent for crafting melodies that strike a chord with car enthusiasts and music lovers alike.


The brunch session at the Histon Smokehouse featuring the Peg Leg Pub Band and the East Anglian E-Type Jaguar Club was an enchanting fusion of music, camaraderie, and automotive passion. With their car-related numbers, including the unforgettable "The E-Type Song," the band showcased their talent for crafting melodies that celebrate the joy of driving and the beauty of classic cars. This unique musical tribute will forever be etched in the memories of those fortunate enough to witness the performance, and the recorded video serves as a testament to the band's remarkable creativity and dedication.

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