Acoustic Band Quickstep Debuts at Epcot’s UK Pavilion (with Video)

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Quickstep performs on their debut day at Epcot’s UK Pavilion (Photos/video by Seth Kubersky)

The revolving door of World Showcase entertainment continued to spin during Thanksgiving Week, as Epcot welcomed a new musical group days after saying goodbye to two shows. Only days ago, the Canadian Lumberjacks swung their last axe and log-rolled right out of the park, and the week before we bade farewell to the UK pavilion’s Paul McKenna Band. To fill the void in that quadrant of the park, Walt Disney World premiered Quickstep in Epcot’s UK pavilion on Thanksgiving Eve, and we were there to capture one of the group’s debut day performances.

 

As you can see from the above video excerpt of their final opening-day set, Quickstep is an acoustic quartet playing folk tunes in a style very similar to the recently departed Paul McKenna Band. The Epcot times guide describes the group as “lively, acoustic musical repertoire from Scottish, English and Irish traditions.”

 

 

The foursome sets up on the sidewalk outside the tea shop and performs 10 to 15 minutes worth of songs, inviting the audience to clap and dance along. If you enjoy Quickstep, you can catch them at Epcot for the next 12 months, since they are here on a full year contract. They are on the current week’s schedule for Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:40pm, 3:30pm, 4:10pm, 5:20pm, and 6:15pm. Look for their updated performance schedule in Lines as it becomes available.

 

 

Seth Kubersky

Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and Beyond Disney. Contributor to Unofficial Guides to WDW and Las Vegas. Live Active Cultures columnist for the Orlando Weekly. Travel and arts journalist. Theatrical director and producer.

2 thoughts on “Acoustic Band Quickstep Debuts at Epcot’s UK Pavilion (with Video)

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm
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    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to hearing more from them. I’m a big fan of Celtic-style music.

  • November 28, 2015 at 1:13 am
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    Aw, just missed their debut! I really liked this, thanks for sharing the video. I hope I can catch them live next trip!

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