The MM English Barn Dance Band ref: 6096

The MM English Barn Dance Band

An all English Barn Dance Band, the MM Band are a stompy, rhythmic ceilidh band with a fantastic range of traditional and self penned tunes and a collective experience of many years playing for dancing.

The band play traditional English tunes for traditional English dances, aiming to get people on their feet to dance, but also to please their ears if they just want to listen. Based on the celebrated melodeon playing of Bob, with irresistible rhythm guitar provided by Adrian, the tunes are polkas, hornpipes , waltzes and jigs. Different and interesting flavours are added to the music by Nicky's oboe, Min's whistle and soprano sax, and Bob's brass.

Between the members of the band they have over seventy years of experience in playing for dancing, and played an Anchor Garden ceilidh at Sidmouth Folk Festival this year to general acclaim. The MM Band play with a clean, traditional sound but love to work on the splendid old tunes they play, giving them new life for the 21st century. The band's lively caller Mike is on hand to explain the dances - the kind that our ancestors danced to in Thomas Hardy's time.

The band is happy to play music mainly to lsiten to ( background music) but to include a caller for a few dances if wanted.


Ruby WeddingWe just wanted to say a very big thank you to the band for helping to make our Ruby Wedding ‘do’ so successful. We have had lots of compliments about the quality of the entertainment and how well the whole evening went together.
Public EventYou all put so much effort into your performance! I just wanted to thank the band again for making our barn dance such a success. People are already talking about the next one!