Ceili and Barn Dances: Guildford, Surrey - for your Event

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The LA Folk Duo in Guildford, Surrey
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£560 - £790
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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 Guildford.

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 IS Scottish Ceilidh Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£650 - £800
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An all Scottish ceilidh band, the IS Ceilidh Band is very experienced in playing for a variety of events, including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, Burns Nights etc. Their line-up of accordion, fiddle, guitar and caller offers a truly authentic Scottish sound. Guildford is within this band’s local area for dances.

The band's caller explains each dance at the outset. The caller will judge the mix of skills on the night, and tailor the initial instructions, and guidance once started, to suit - so no previous experience necessary. Abo ... more


The SF English Barn Dance Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£520 - £630
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The SF Band is an English ceilidh/barndance band, founded in 2001 by three musicians with many years experience in a number of other bands. Their aim is to have dancers enjoy a variety of ceilidh dances to bright, lively and rhythmic music.

SF are a three-piece band plus their own caller to explain the dances. The band does regularly private dances in Guildford. The musicians are Sandy on melodeon, Bridget on violin, and Dave on guitars (acoustic and electric guitar).

The SF Band are available for weddings, parties (birthday, anniversary ... more


The RG Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£560 - £680
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Covering English, Scottish, Irish Ceilidh & Barn Dance, the RG band are a unique “not-so-traditional” Barn Dance Band. A fun band for a wedding or party in Guildford. Merging traditional folk music with modern rock, they bring barn dancing to the 21st century. They play traditional tunes but use modern instruments to give the music a strong beat to help get you up and dancing. Planning a Wedding, Birthday Party or Fund Raiser? Why not try a Barn Dance or Ceilidh?

The band use top-flight callers with the basic aim of making mixed age famil ... more


The LY Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£570 - £700
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Basically an English Barn Dance Band, the LY Band can also include American and Irish if desired.The Band are a bunch of brilliant musicians, three of whom have been playing and calling for barn dances for over 15 years. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around Guildford. With three out of the five having been classically trained, there's nothing folksy about this band; nor are they staid and stuffy.

A good time for all, especially the dancers is the name of the game, all done to an irresistible foot-tapping beat. It's worth coming along to ... more


The RJ Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£550 - £740
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Based on an English Barn Dance Band, this is a lively and enthusiastic band with over 20 years experience of running barn dances. When they're not playing for you, they're singing, playing and dancing to traditional music with their friends. Guildford is within this band’s local area for dances.

Between them the band play an assortment of instruments; including piano, fiddle, melodeon and hammered dulcimer. Their caller will make sure that everything is clearly explained so that everyone can join in and have a good time. Whenever possible the ... more


The AQ Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£550 - £680
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The AQ Band are an experienced and fun ceilidh band. Between them they have played at venues from the Albert Hall to the village hall both at home and abroad. Events include
Scottish - Marriott Grosvenor Square Burns Night, St Georges Hill Tennis Club Burns Night, British Chamber of Commerce Latvia Burns Night
Irish - Box Hill School St Patricks Night, Trafalgar Square Irish Festival stage
General - Glastonbury, Brighton Festival, Cite de la Musique Paris, Celebrity Weddings, Folk Prom Alber ... more


The FN Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£360 - £450
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The FN Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band has been entertaining since 1984. A fun band for a wedding or party in Guildford. They have high standards of musicianship - their lineup is the classic combination of accordion and fiddle - and always play a variety of tunes for each dance. They work with various callers and guarantee you’ll have a fun and varied evening of dancing that will be adapted according to the level of the dancers. They frequently play at folk dance clubs and can play any music that’s put in front of them. They look forward to making ... more


The CM Ceilidh Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£1100 - £1300
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The CM Ceilidh band is a group of the most talented and vibrant young musicians and is available to play Irish and Scottish traditional music for any event, from céilídh dancing and private events, to corporate functions. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around Guildford. The five piece line-up comprises of guitar/bass, fiddle, accordion, flute , fiddle and caller. The band have performed on many occasions for example at the Irish Embassy in London and for Tourism Ireland. They are well organsied and professional in their approach. They m ... more


The KF Ceilidh Band in Guildford, Surrey
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£450 - £550
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This experienced Ceilidh Band has been playing in and around the Sussex / Surrey scene since 1986, performing for fund raising barn dances, weddings and general fun events. They have played in venues ranging from draughty barns, echoing halls, open fields and closed pubs!. Guildford is within this band’s local area for dances.

The line up can vary according to the size of band wanted but can include melodeon, fiddle, keyboard, bass guitar and occasional drums. The band’s caller will certainly set your feet a tapping and your toes a'twitching.
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About Guildford

In 1901 the population of Guildford was 15,938. It rose rapidly in the 20th century. (Although part of the rise was due to boundary extensions). The boundaries of Guildford were extended in 1904 and 1933. They were extended again in 1974. The first council houses in Guildford were built at the end of the 19th century.

Many more were built in the 20th. Westborough estate was built in the 1920s. A bypass was built in the early 1930s. A lido was opened in 1933. Then in 1927 Guildford was made a diocese separate from Winchester. Work on a new cathedral began in 1936 but it was held up by the 2nd world war. The cathedral was not consecrated till 1961. The first public library in Guildford opened in 1942. In 1965 the Yvonne Arnaud theatre was opened. It was named after a concert pianist. A Civic Hall was built in 1962. The University of Surrey took its first students in 1968. A new sports centre was built in 1971. The Royal Surrey County Hospital opened in 1980. In the early 1980s a new estate was built at Merrow Park. The Friary shopping centre opened in 1980. Today the Borough of Guildford has a population of 129,000.

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