Ceili and Barn Dances: Abingdon, Oxfordshire - for your Event
Live Music Booking Service for Your Party, Wedding or Event from - Midsummer Music - the music people
They offer a duo of harp with uilleann pipes, flute and whistles - an unusual combination which makes for a head-turning alliance. Their music is foot-tapping and infectious, with a force and life to it. Together they offer a refreshingly modern approach, developing their own sound that is fun, lively and expressive. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around Abingdon.
The Duo have already won prizes for their duo act (e.g. The Herschel Irish Young Musician of the Year competition in 2002) and together they create a performance that is tight ... more
The RH Ceilidh/ Barndance Band are an enthusiastic and friendly band, with a very sympathetic and experienced Caller. They excel at club barn dances, birthday parties, WI evenings and weddings. Abingdon is within this band’s local area for dances. The band play regularly for Isis Canoe Club in Oxford, to which some of their members belong and love their enthusiasm and energy which they bring to the dancing. However they are very happy to adopt a more relaxed tempo at any venues when required. The band offer a selection of tunes from England, Irel ... more
This band play a broad range of British traditional tunes as well as some from, Europe, the USA and Israel. The band works with excellent callers and is noted for its lively and energetic style. The band does regularly private dances in Abingdon. This band has a multi-instrument line-up utilising accordion, harp, fiddle, bass, mandolin, guitar and hammered dulcimer.
The band play regularly for weddings, parties and corporate events.
The Band is an experienced barn dance / ceilidh band. The Band has a flexible line-up, drawn from the membership of top Festival dance band, The GS Ceilidh Band. A fun band for a wedding or party in Abingdon.
The five-piece line-up (The GS Ceilidh Band) is often too much for smaller local events where space for the band, time to set up, and perhaps money, are at a premium. The CS band offer a first class alternative. With just three of the musicians plus caller, and a small, quickly assembled PA system, they offer a great option and cou ... more
The SW Band, a creative and energetic ceilidh band, was set up in 2007. The band combines the dynamic fiddlework of Alice with stunning Celtic harp by Steph, driving guitar from Clara and funky bodhran from Barry, all well-established musicians within their own right. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around Abingdon.
The band plays a blend of traditional and contemporary tunes from the British Isles and especially England, twisting the traditional into innovative and invigorating arrangements.
All four are regulars at the notorious Half ... more
The Band are in the front rank of the bands on the English Ceilidh scene. Evolving out of the country dances of the British Isles, Europe and America, the style of dancing is typified by its exuberance and their music has all the energy and style that it takes to fill a floor with hundreds of delighted - if somewhat sweaty - dancers. Abingdon is within this band’s local area for dances.
The Band are a favourite attraction at dance clubs and regularly bring their exciting music to major folk festivals including Sidmouth, Towersey, Warwick, Whit ... more
The MR Band is a multi-instrumental group playing Celtic traditional music and some original tunes and songs in the idiom. The band does regularly private dances in Abingdon. They play harp, fiddle, mandola, guitar, whistles and sing in close harmony with male and female voices. The overall sound is a rich texture of melody and counter-melody, described by BBC Oxford as an "exquisite blend of relaxing music."
Liz (fiddle) and Anna (harps) are both classically trained. Jon (guitar, mandola, vocal, whistles, bodhran) has recorded with several ... more
This band are committed to the preservation of traditional music, offering a mixture of English, Irish and Scottish tunes and dances, with rock and jazz (nice) rhythms. They play festivals, fetes, private parties, weddings etc and include caller and PA system. A fun band for a wedding or party in Abingdon. If you are thinking of organising an event and want to have a really (really) good time then this band could be right for you. Instrument line- up is fiddle, accordion, guitar and caller
This all Scottish Ceilidh Band is an excellent band for a Scottish themed evening. Two of the group played in the band for the film Four Weddings & a Funeral; the band has played at the St Andrews Ball Hong Kong & Taiwan, They mostly play for Scottish Societies etc. so are really an excellent band for those who have done some Scottish dancing already. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around Abingdon. Line-up would be fiddle, keyboard with Midi bass, caller.
The CN Band offer a great option suitable for parties, Burns Nights, St Andrews Ball ... more
An all American Barn Dance Band, the AV Band play old-time music from the Appalachian mountains of the American South-East: generally from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina but also specifically from the Virginia Highlands which range across the boundaries of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Abingdon is within this band’s local area for dances. They also dabble on the fringes of bluegrass, gospel, Southern Harmony and the melting pot of Americana found in the South East with it's influences from the mountains, flat lands of the Car ... more