How did you get your name?

Owen Hartford co-founded the band in 1971, and before they had a name he and David Rosen played a church supper in Gloucester.  The minister asked what they called themselves. David looked down at his music stand, which held sheet music for a clog and a hornpipe, and replied, "We're the, uh, Hornpipe and Clog, er... Society."  The minister turned to the audience and proclaimed, "Ladies and gentlemen, the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society!"  We've been afflicted with the name ever since.

To book The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society, purchase recordings, or join our mailing list, call David "Doc" Rosen at 617-522-7020, or send an email using the form on our Home page.