Folk Solos And Duos: Banbury, Oxfordshire - for your Event

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The LA Folk Duo in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£590 - £840
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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. A favourite for parties in Banbury..

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


BWB Medieval Duo in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£400 - £480
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If you looking for something a little different for your Wedding Reception then the BWB Duo can provide music, colour, dancing and humour to ensure that your special day goes with a swing. They can play appropriate background music during the ceremony, whilst your reception will be enhanced by the musicians who will stroll around the room singing songs and playing tunes whilst your guests enjoy their meals. A regular performer in Banbury..

BWB can also be booked, along with a caller and either a Piper, Fiddler or Accordi ... more


The AC Duo in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£310 - £570
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This young talented duo consists of acoustic/electric violin and piano. They have performed at venues throughout the country including the Albert Hall and Symphony Hall and have supported famous entertainers such as Barry Manilow and Chris de Burgh.

The duo provide a unique and distinctive musical touch to any special occasion. An attractive option for dinners and events inBanbury..


Harpist & Vocalist - Jonathan in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£250 - £410
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Jonathan's evocative harp playing can supply that extra vital ingredient at quiet times during weddings and other more formal occasions.

Jonathan has a unique voice which he complements using a variety of instruments: celtic harp, piano accordion, guitar, reed organ and penny whistle. Whether a charity event in Banbury, or a wedding - well worth considering..

Jonathan spent four years on a remote island community on Canada's West Coast, developing his singing voice and learning the various musical instruments he had collected. Jonathan found himself drawn to th ... more


The YK Historical Music Duo in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£440 - £770
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In this Duo, harpist Elizabeth is joined by Richard to play for both folk events and authentic historical themed events, for which we can play in costume if requested. Richard is a multi-instrumentalist, from hammered dulcimer to bagpipes (from reproduction Early English bagpipes to Northumbrian smallpipes),
hurdy gurdy, shawm, recorders, wire strung harp and more, and also a range of squeeze boxes from piano accordion to English and Anglo concertinas, and melodeon. A favourite for parties in Banbury.. As well as playing harp, ... more


Country & Western Singer Dave in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£230 - £620
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Dave sings Country & Western and Wendy works in the background setting up any requests and Dave's song lists. They cover a lot of country songs and also a range from the 50's 60's 70's. They perform mostly for parties that want country music and also garden parties. You can have an evening of all sorts of music from Dave & Wendy and then if you wish a disco as they also have a selection of line dance music. A regular performer in Banbury.. If given notice they can set up special music to add in to the evening.


The ST Duo in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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£270 - £340
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This group present a unique musical tribute to perhaps the greatest collection of love poetry in the English language : William Shakespeare's sonnets. The band consists of two members who provide guitar and vocal accompaniment and a third and most important member, William Shakespeare, the lyricist. An attractive option for dinners and events inBanbury.. The Trio have set a large collection of the 154 sonnets to music, performing them as songs. They describe their sound as mediaeval pastoral folk meets country blues meets William Shakespeare. A com ... more

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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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Ceilidh Bands: Banbury, OxfordshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Banbury, OxfordshireString Quartets: Banbury, Oxfordshire
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