Hollywood A-Listers Write To Say They Love Scilly’s Rough Island Band!  

Dame Judi Dench starting the Tresco Triathlon in June.

Dame Judi Dench starting the Tresco Triathlon in June.

St Agnes’ Rough Island Band has two new and famous followers.

Band member Piers Lewin has revealed that Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman listened to their latest album between filming for Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot,’ which was shown on BBC1 on New Year’s Day.

The folk band heard about their new fans over the summer, from a friend who was working on the set. He asked them to sign a copy of their ‘On All Sides’ album as a souvenir, which he’s sent to them.

Dustin Hoffman wrote that they’re a “great band” while Dame Judi said, “you are wonderful – thank you.”

Piers says he’s humbled to hear that they liked the album.

Dame Judi visited Tresco in June, when she started the Triathlon, and Piers says she’s a big fan of the islands. He says he’ll invite her to a gig next time she’s visiting.