English Barn Dance Bands: the North, England - for your Event
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Based on an English Barn Dance Band, they can also include American, Scottish and Irish if desired. Bringing traditional music and dance to the North with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. A traditional style 5 piece band comprising:
Mary – accordion, has played for several barn dance bands and Morris sides.
Paul – banjo. Trained on classical guitar, now plays melodeon and banjo. Musician and dancer, for a local Morris side for many years.
Rowanne – violin, young and talented, also plays alto sax.
Plays in several local youth bands.
Pete – guitar, new to folk, but high ... more
This four piece Ceilidh band has a line up of Nicky on fiddle, Marie on Accordion and Michael who is the caller & concertina player. They have various guest musicians such as Helen (piano and fiddle), Paul (guitar and fiddle), Matt (guitar and saxophone) and Tom (mandolin and mandola) to give you all the drive to make your feet want to dance. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in the North.
The band formed in 2005 and has now built up a well respected name in the ceilidh band circuit. The caller will explain everything you need to k ... more
The CS Ceilidh/ Barndance Band play an exciting and wide range of folk music from across the British Isles, Ireland and America and provide everything you need to ensure that your social event, fundraiser or celebration is relaxed and enjoyable for all. An ideal English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in the North. They are all very experienced musicians who love playing together. They provide all the P.A. equipment and a caller to explain all the dances and they are happy to work with organisers to ensure that your event is tailored for you. The CS Band e ... more
The O S Band specialises in playing for ceilidhs, barn dances and hoedowns. The band's danceable and foot-tapping sound is based on a varied range of instruments - melodeon, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass. Planning a traditional English dance in the North? Then this English Barn Dance Band could be for you.
The sole aim of an O S Band ceilidh is a good time for everybody. They can guarantee an enjoyable and fun-packed evening of jigs, reels, polkas, waltzes and hornpipes - a really good night for all generations!
They usually start the evening with eas ... more
Since forming in 2001, this band have become firm favourites in their home area. They've played for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, conferences, PTA hops and harvest festivals, and are used to fitting in with your existing arrangements. Bringing traditional music and dance to the North with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. If you and your guests have never been to a ceilidh, ceili, barn dance, hoe down, folk dance or whatever you want to call it before, don't worry! The caller is there to ensure that everyone has a good time. He or she will introduce the dances and m ... more
This unusual ensemble is a country dance band, which emphasises English tunes (with a soupcon of Francais) with traditional and old time dances, often with Music Hall tunes and songs! The band are available for ceilidhs, tea dances, drama workshops and music hall singalongs. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in the North. Band size ranges from 3 to 5 depending on your requirements. The players dress in character and for singalongs they provide hats, flags, boas and percussion.
The GM Band play music for all sorts of events and in venues such as hotels, restaurants and church halls. An ideal English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in the North. Their line up is fiddle/caller, guitar, and bass. Their caller is experienced in explaining the dances and then helping people through them. They usually start with very easy dances and then they get a bit more complex as the evening goes on. During any breaks, the band will play some tunes or sing a few songs.
A larger band is also available.
An English Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, with just a smidge of Scottish and Irish thrown in for good measure. The dances “Butter’d Peas”,” Circassian Circle”, “Bridge of Athlone”, and “Cumberland Square Eight” will give you the flavour of an evening with them. Planning a traditional English dance in the North? Then this English Barn Dance Band could be for you. The classic line-up of fiddle, melodeon, piano, and caller to show you the way, makes the celebration go with a swing even if you’ve got two left feet! A ceilidh is a great way to have fun and enjoyment whatever the event. This experienced ban ... more
The WP Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band play traditional music including :-
. The band has appeared on national television whilst performing at the Beverly Folk Festival. Bringing traditional music and dance to the North with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. The band has also performed at premier dance venues such as Poynton, Wigan, Mythenroyd and many more. They play regularly for Weddings, Fundraising Events and other functions.
With a huge repertoire of music and dances from the British Isles, and America. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in the North. The band plays for all the main Ceilidh nights, namely Burns Night, St. Andrew's Day, St. Patrick's Day, New Years Eve, and Hoe Downs for American Independence Day. BBC Music Live Festival, broadcast on the BBC, been twice featured on Radio Merseyside's Folk Scene programme, as well as many other local radio stations around the country