The SL Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band ref: 6655
The SL Barn Dance and Ceilidh Band provide the perfect music for your whole event. As well as great dance sets, aimed at everyone from complete beginners to old hands, they take great pleasure in making sure there's always something wonderful to listen to - from welcome music to as guests arrive, relaxing interval music while you eat your pudding, to something to send your guests away happy. The main event is, of course, the dancing! The band focus on one thing: everyone has a great time. To ensure this they start well before your event, by helping you schedule the evening, getting precise details of how you want the evening to go including any special requests for tunes or dances you would like. Although they include tunes from all over the British Isles, USA, France, Quebec, Sweden and beyond - they are happy to tailor the evening to suit - be that for example, a mainly Scottish feel or a total mix. So, if you want a Jane Austen style welcome set, a couple of hours of full-on Irish céilí dancing, and a romantic French style send off, they'll be delighted to oblige. Their caller is highly adept at pitching the dance to the audience so whether your guests are experienced, reluctant or mad keen, rest assured that this band will get them up and dancing!
The SL Band are all highly proficient and experienced musicians with at least twenty years’ experience of playing professionally for dancing and they all genuinely love seeing people dance and have a great time. They play as a regular quartet but can scale the band where requested to duos or bring in additional instruments if desired from the many excellent musicians they sometimes call upon to cover holidays etc.
Great music of course deserves great amplification so they are equipped with top-notch PAT tested equipment suitable for audiences from 20 to 500. They always provide a microphone for you to make announcements and speeches, and they are happy to play your music through their system if you wish to – equally they can put together, in consultation with you, playlists of recorded music you would like during the evening.
They have full Public Liability Insurance and risk assessments for setting up and performing safely in all settings and venue types.
|party||And what a ceilidh it was! Absolutely brilliant. Such good, honest enjoyment – everyone loved it, and I do mean everyone. I have had so many more positive comments than ever before. The caller (Rick?) was particularly good. He was a marvel – he even managed to get some determined non-dancers to their feet, and proved to them that it doesn’t actually matter too much if you get it wrong: it all adds to the fun. This is beginning to sound a bit gushing, but this was the perfect band for the occasion, and I think I can say with some certainty that we will be calling on you, no pun intended, again next year.|
|Burns Night event||"It's testament to the professionalism, sense of community and creative talent that a group can hit our brief for Jah Burns, a fusion of Scottish and Jamaican culture to celebrate Burns Night. SL did just that adding the perfect ceilidh to our cross-cultural event. So much so we had them back for our free family event during our summer festival and they'll return for Jah Burns 2018.|
|Anniversary party||I just wanted to say a quick thank you for playing at our anniversary party . It went really well and your band was a big part of that . The music was lovely and your people were really professional - sorry for the delay in getting into the venue , I hope it didn’t stress you all out? Anyway , a big thank you from me and my husband - and do thank the lads and ladies in your band for making it a wonderful evening .|
|Party||Thank you for the lively music and an energetic caller – everyone seemed to have lots of fun, and that’s what we wanted!|
|Corporate event||I have had really positive feedback from everyone on how much they enjoyed the event, we are really pleased with how well it went. Thanks again to you and the rest of the band for an enjoyable evening!|