Contrary Faeries

Contrary Faeries arise from Sheffield to delight, entrance and enthral! Their tunes and songs whisk dancers away to a land where you will forget your troubles, your cares, and the life you lived before… and if you’re lucky you might get to return.

Contrary Faeries are Joshua Rowe (they/them) on fiddle and Sol Loreto-Miller (they/them) on piano, who first played together at Sheffield Scratch Contra. Recognising a fellow chaotic fae spirit, they formed Contrary Faeries on a 4am drive back from Whitby Folk Week 2019 and swore to wreak fabulous havoc on the contra dance world, or at the very least steal the occasional name. Since then they have played at dances up and down the country to enthusiastic response.