Meet the Band

Hello, Welcome to our website.


First formed in 1964, the Down County Boys are the UK’s longest established Bluegrass Band.

During that time there have been a total of thirty one musicians pass through the ranks, some staying for a long time and some, for just a short while.

The longest reigning member, and captain of the “good ship DCB” being Peter Parker.


“Pete joined the band in 1969 and is still the leader of the Down County Boys to this day.  That is some achievement by anyone’s standards and I believe that we owe the success and the longevity of the band to the unswerving dedication, relentless hard work, and passion of one man, my good friend,  Peter Parker.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mick Cooper.  

Peter Parker.     Fiddle/Viola/Vocals

Chris Cooper.    Banjo/Guitar/Vocals

Ray Duffy.          Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals

Mick Cooper.     Upright Bass/Guitar/Vocals


Cherokee Shuffle.     This track was recorded at the home of the late Mr. Ken Harris, founder member of the DCB’s.  With Mr. Dan Norton playing Mandolin.



Great fun at the NWBF with this song,  Polka on a Banjo.


Festivals 2018

Bluegrass festival season is almost upon us again, so it’s time to dust off the camping gear and clean up the BBQ.  Here is a rundown of the festivals we will be playing this year.

For a complete calendar of UK Bluegrass Festivals/Events please check the the BBMA Events page.




This is a new site and it will take some time to add all the content, so please keep checking back and we hope you enjoy your visit.

The DCB’s.