20+ English Barn Dance Bands In Banbury (English Country Dance) English Ceilidh Band

English Barn Dance Bands: Banbury, Oxfordshire - for your Event

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The TD Celidh/Barn Dance Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£360 - £440
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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. Bringing traditional music and dance to Banbury with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. 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 PA Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£550 - £670
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This band have been together since 1996, playing for Festivals, Village dances, Wedding Receptions and Private Parties.

They play English-style music, and their line-up comprises Ken on mandolin and melodeon, Susanne on accordion and keyboards, Fraser on rhythm guitar and Mary on bass. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in Banbury.


The RR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£570 - £850
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This is a lively folk rock, celtic, roots and ceilidh band, playing pubs, festivals and private parties across the UK. As a ceilidh band, they specialises in lively jigs and reels complete with a caller, interspersed with upbeat traditional folk music and contemporary, original material. Not your average, twee ceilidh band! Just take a listen. An ideal English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Banbury.


The MTS Ceilidh /Barn Dance Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£450 - £560
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The MTS Ceilidh Band was founded in 2004 and play a heady mix of English, Scottish & European dance tunes complimented by some stomping foot percussion. Planning a traditional English dance in Banbury? Then this English Barn Dance Band could be for you. The band comprises of two fiddles (one of whom also plays the MAndolin) and a caller who also plays Melodeon. Each individual member has a wealth of performing experience and the band perform regularly at weddings, private functions and corporate events, and have played at many of the Oxford Colleges. A mighty mix of trad. English, Celtic and ... more


The PS Ceilidh Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£620 - £760
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A barn dance or ceilidh needs a good caller and appropriate live music. This band's caller, Irene, has a lifetime of experience in dancing and knows how to put over the fun elements of dancing. Her clear instruction makes everyone feel comfortable, from complete beginners to experts, both young and old. The band is made up from hand picked, very experienced, musicians, with a vast repertoire of tunes which are selected on the night (or afternoon) to suit the particular requirements of your even ... more


The SW Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£740 - £900
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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. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in Banbury.

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 GS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£660 - £800
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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. An ideal English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Banbury.

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 Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£440 - £540
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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. Planning a traditional English dance in Banbury? Then this English Barn Dance Band could be for you.

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 Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£480 - £580
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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. Bringing traditional music and dance to Banbury with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. 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 OX Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£660 - £800
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This lively band are in great demand for weddings, parties, charity events, corporate entertainment and other functions requiring that little bit of extra in entertainment value & they can, on occasion, offfer a Disco option. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in Banbury. The band pride themselves on a professional approach to all situation and importantly, a strong sense of FUN!

The band works with a team of experienced and sympathetic callers. Each has a special talent ranging from singing, recorder playing to humour and a dry wit. ... more

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More about English Barn Dance Bands

The English Barn Dance Band pages list bands that are available in Banbury. People often get confused by what is different about a Ceilidh dance, Barn dance or Hoedown. Barn Dance or Country Dance is the English terminology for basically the same kind of event, but with some specifically English tunes and dances, though many tunes and dances are claimed by a number of countries. If you are unsure, identify what kind of dance band would be suitable for your wedding day or celebration in Banbury, click on the link below:

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About Banbury

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross, To see a Fyne lady ride on a white horse. With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, She shall have music wherever she goes. The town of Banbury in Oxfordshire dates back much further than the nursery rhyme dedicated to it. In fact, the first signs of habitation in the area go back to a Roman villa at Wykham Park from the period around 250AD.

However, it was the Saxons in the latter half of the 5th century who first developed Banbury by building to the west of the River Cherwell. On the opposite bank they built Grimsbury, later incorporated into Banbury. Banbury stands at the junction of two ancient roads: Salt Way, still used as a bridle path to the west and south of the town, led from Droitwich, Worcestershire to London and the south east of England, its primary use being the transportation of salt; and Banbury Lane, which began near Northampton and fairly closely followed the modern 22-mile-long road before running through Banbury's High Street and on towards the Fosse Way at Stow-on-the-Wold.

In the year 913AD a band of Danes, who had settled in Northampton, travelled along Banbury Lane and ravaged north Oxfordshire. The Danes were known to be great traders who established market towns. The outcome of their attacks is likely to have benefitted Banbury by aiding the development of the town centre. This is reflected in Banbury's Market Place, its triangular shape being typical of the Danes. Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, built Banbury Castle in the year 1135AD. The castle stood on the north side of the Market Place, the site now occupied largely by the Castle Quay shopping precinct. Over the centuries the castle was extended and rebuilt.

The English Civil War, however, saw the end of Banbury Castle, a Royalist stronghold. It survived a siege during the winter of 1644-45 surprisingly well, considering the walls were not particularly thick or deeply founded. Earth banks gave it some protection, and the moat and a canal basin thwarted underground entry. The castle was repaired and refortified but more serious damage was sustained the following winter. The second siege began on January 23rd 1646 and lasted until April 27th when surrender on generous terms was negotiated.

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