Ceili and Barn Dances: the Cotswolds, the South West - for your Event

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The LA Folk Duo in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£600 - £850
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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 the Cotswolds.

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/ Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£370 - £450
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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. the Cotswolds 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


The TD Celidh/Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£370 - £460
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The TD ceilidh band members have built a solid reputation as a professional band that has the flexibility to adapt its repertoire to suit different age groups, events and venues.

A typical ceilidh/barn dance with the TD band would be an evening (around three and a half hours) which begins with a few easier dances as we create an opportunity for everyone to get involved. The band does regularly private dances in the Cotswolds. With each dance, they will talk/walk you through the steps before the dance begins and, even once the music gets under way, ... more


The HPT Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£460 - £580
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This group are a barn dance/Ceilidh band providing live music in a lively and exciting style. The band has been in existence for over 25 years, under the leadership of Tony. Whilst the line-up has been 'liquid', the core of Tony and Hamish has remained constant. A fun band for a wedding or party in the Cotswolds. Their music covers English, Irish, Scottish and American country dance tunes, as well as European tunes.

The band have played in a variety of venues ranging from village halls to castles.

Some of the venues include:-
Castles - ... more


The GB Scottish Ceilidh Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£590 - £790
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An all Scottish ceilidh band, performing in mansion, marquee, ballroom or barn this band's exciting music has been swinging dancers for over a generation. Playing together professionally over many years has given them considerable experience in generating just the right atmosphere; you won’t hear more exhilarating Scottish ceilidh music this side of Hadrian’s Wall. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around the Cotswolds.

Complete beginners, accomplished reelers and those who remember a bit from schooldays are all guaranteed to enjoy the fun of ce ... more


The BF Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£460 - £580
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This band offers you top-quality delivery of jigs, polkas, hornpipes and reels. the Cotswolds is within this band’s local area for dances. These musicians present a sizzling synthesis of exciting tunes, mixed in with original renditions of all your favourite Irish songs.

Look out for chunky guitar, mouth-watering melodeon and feisty fiddle, tight-knit together to create a head-turning sound - with vocals to match. A 4 piece band is also available.

Previous clients include Ikea, RAF, Holiday Inn and many others.


The FW Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£510 - £630
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This is an established band with a line up and repertoire sure to get everyone out of their seats and joining in the fun on the dance floor. The band does regularly private dances in the Cotswolds. The band line-up comprises of accordion, melodeon, fiddle, banjo, guitar plus caller.

The band have performed at numerous ceilidhs and barn dances playing for events including weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, village events and fund-raising events where the bigger band sound is required at an affordable price. The fact is - the band just lov ... more


The GS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£720 - £900
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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. A fun band for a wedding or party in the Cotswolds.

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 CS Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£490 - £620
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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. This band plays for parties weddings and other events in and around the Cotswolds.

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 LR Ceilidh / Barn Dance  Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£470 - £610
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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 Cotswolds is within this band’s local area for dances. 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.

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The Ceili and Barn Dance pages list bands that are available in the Cotswolds. People occasionally don't know what is different between a Ceilidh dance, Barn dance or Hoedown. In case you're uncertain, discover what kind of dance band would be best for your wedding or function in the Cotswolds, simply click the following link:

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About Cotswolds

The current archaeological picture of the Cotswolds stresses continuity, not sudden change. The Romans did not replace the Iron Age Celts in Britain, and neither did the Saxons. Culture did not end when the Romans left Britain, and the Dark Ages were anything but dark for those alive at the time. The Roman villas in the Cotswold area were built from the distinctive local stone and were not so very different in size or purpose from the great manor houses which still stand. Change was slow and continuous.

The person sitting in the big house might speak Norman French instead of Saxon, and the Saxon abbot in the local abbey might be replaced by a Norman abbot when he died, but the people on the land stayed the same and continued to do what they had continued to do for centuries. You can see four thousand years of history and slow change in the Cotswold landscape. It is in no way a natural landscape. It has been intensely lived in.

Even in Roman times it was densely settled, and population estimates continue to rise as more and more settlements are discovered. The beauty of the Cotswolds, and it is the beauty of any fine garden, is that it is possible to add something to nature. It is possible for buildings and villages and towns to merge harmoniously into the landscape, adding to it rather than detracting from it. It is a reminder that it is possible to live in a place without destroying it. This is not a backwards looking sentimentality.

We have been so exposed to technological change over the last fifty years that many people experience a sense of dislocation. The Cotswold landscape may not have changed, but people have. In the Cotswolds the past mingles effortlessly with the present, and it is possible to rediscover that sense of place and proportion and harmony that has taken countless generations to create, but only two generations to lose.

Other types of music

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Bands for New Year & Christmas: the Cotswolds, the South WestFunction Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestParty Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Barn Dance Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestHarps: the Cotswolds, the South WestPop Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestHire Local Live Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestScottish Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestIrish Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestString Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Guitarists: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Ceremony Songs: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Music For Weddings: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Entertainers: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Pianists: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Guitarists: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Music Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Singers: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Pianists: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding Songs: the Cotswolds, the South West
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South WestWedding String Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South West
Covers Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Solos And Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestWind Ensembles: the Cotswolds, the South West

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