Ceilidh Bands: the Cotswolds, the South West - for your Event

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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 Ceilidh 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 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. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around 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.

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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. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in 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 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. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in 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 CW Ceilidh/ Barndance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£770 - £950
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An experienced Ceilidh and Barndance band for gigs throughout the South and Southwest of England, The CW Ceilidh Band is a force to be reckoned with. the Cotswolds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. Driving rhythms and solid musicianship provides a background to lively but accessible dancing. Their caller has experience of working with people of any level ensuring that anyone can have a go – even those who have never danced before! They will have you dancing Circassian Circle, Strip the Willow, Snowball, Dashing White Sergeant in the twin ... more


The BA Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£370 - £580
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This band is a three piece outfit who can perform for a range of functions, including weddings, corporate hospitality, clubs, anniversaries etc. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around the Cotswolds. Between them they play an impressive array of acoustic instruments including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, button accordion, guitar, double bass, bass guitar, flute, bodhran, bouzouki and vocals!

The band believe it to be really important to give a quality service to match the customer's specification. If there is a "special" tune wanted, then the band ... more


The OP Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£560 - £720
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This exciting band can offer a unique blend of: hot, spicy dance music from the swamps of Louisiana; exciting Appalachian fiddle; fifties, sixties and seventies rock; wild Irish jigs n reels; sexy, raunchy vocals (in French and English) and much more. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in the Cotswolds. The band are all experienced musicians, having played with various other bands over the years - but this is different!! Serious musicians with a great sense of fun!! This is the 3 piece band + caller, but the band offer anthing from : 3 piece: Dic ... more


The Ceilidh Idealach Scottish Ceilidh Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£530 - £700
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A traditional Scottish Ceilidh Band playing not only the well know Scottish favourites for the dancing, but interspersing with Strathsepys, the Music of Scott Skinner & the tunes of the Shetland Isles. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in the Cotswolds. This is the four pice line up of the band. Derek (fiddle) lived in Strathaven for 15 years, and has played for Scottish Demonstration dances at international folk festivals here and abroad. One of the Strathspeys performed was written for Esther’s (flute / piccolo / piano / caller – isn’t she so ... more


The BD Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£760 - £930
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The BD Band was formed in 2005 with the aim of providing exciting and high quality music for ceilidhs, dances and other special occasions. the Cotswolds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. The players are all talented and experienced professionals who can perform a wide variety of entertaining folk music. This includes all the favourite Irish, Scottish and English sets, along with French dances, East European tunes, original music written by Gerry, andsome great vocals.

The band line-up consists of accordion, fiddle guitar and bodhran/ p ... more


The Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in the Cotswolds, the South West
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£450 - £600
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This is the 3 piece including caller lineup of Ringerike (4 & 5 piece available). They play a huge range of folk music for both listening and dancing to. They are no ordinary folk band. As classically trained musicians, they "put the music" into folk. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around the Cotswolds. With such a wide repertoire they can put on specific Irish, or Scottish events, or play a wide range of national and international music.

You define the style of event you want - folk music ranges from some of the most moving and lyrical music ... more

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More about Ceilidh Bands

The Ceilidh Band pages, above, list bands that are available in the Cotswolds. People are occasionally unsure of the difference between a Ceilidh dance, a Barn dance & and a Hoedown. In case you're uncertain, to find out what style of dance band would be ideal for your wedding day or event in the Cotswolds, click the link below:

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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

All Female String Quartets: the Cotswolds, the South WestEnglish Barn Dance Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestJazz Trios: the Cotswolds, the South West
American Barn Dance Bands: the Cotswolds, the South WestFolk Solos And Duos: the Cotswolds, the South WestLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: the Cotswolds, the South West
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
Ceili and Barn Dances: 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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