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Who are we then??

Formed in 1976 as Dr. Sunshine’s Pavement Show, we have made hundreds of booked appearances at Folk Festivals, Street Shows, Community Events, Celebrations and in Schools, and worked with many thousands of children and adults throughout the country. We specialise in working with 5-10 year olds, but are happy to work with other age groups too. (We also have experience in working with children and adults with learning difficulties-both moderate and severe-and those with behavioural problems.)

Artist details:-

Dave Hunt: (Dr. Sunshine) Musician (melodeon, concertina, drums and percussion) singer, dance caller, street performer, visual artist, ’maker’, event organiser. Qualified teacher.
Member of Equity and Musicians Union
Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the CRB
Nominated for the West Midlands Folk Federation's Outstanding Achievement Award 2004
In June 2007 Dave was presented with one of only 75 awards made by the English Folk Dance and Song Society on their 75th anniversary. The awards recognise people who have made a particularly outstanding contribution in the field of folk tradition. Dave's award is for "enthusing others to participate in traditional music, song and dance" and also as an "outstanding teacher and performer".

Dave is a qualified National Arts Award Adviser (see for more details).

Maggie Hunt: (Maggie Sunshine), Singer,‘ maker’, dancer, percussionist. Project co-ordinator.
Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the CRB

Others who may be involved - depending on the size of a project/festival - all of whom have worked on the team for many years and have a great deal of experience in working with children (and adults!)

Rae Hunt: (Rae of Sunshine!) Musician (melodeon, trombone),singer, dancer, ‘maker’.

Tony Farrington: Musician (melodeon), dancer, ‘maker’

Baz Parkes: Musician (melodeon, mouth-organ, guitar and banjo), singer, dance caller, street performer, storyteller, ’maker’.
Event organiser. Qualified teacher.

Paul Saunders: (Wynndebagge the Piper) For details see

Tim Willets: Musician (melodeon, concertina, fiddle, banjo, guitar, slide guitar). Experienced trainer and workshop leader (especially working with adults). Web designer and Webmaster for this site. Member of Musicians Union.

Jan Willets B.A.(Hons), M.Sc, Dip. SH, C.M.IOSH,RSP: Musician (Percussionist). Experienced trainer. Resident H&S expert - her professional association insist she puts all those letters after her name!

Other specialist helpers and friends are available if needed for a particular project e.g. Folk Dance/Ceilidh bands, Pyrotechnicians, Jugglers, Stilt walkers, Balloon modellers, Face painters etc..etc….

If we can't do it we know someone who can!!

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