Barn Dance Bands: Dorset - for your Event

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The SP Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4560.2

The SP Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The SP Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4560.2

This band are a great option for any social event - with their lively music and great caller they offer a great evening for all age groups. The music is cheerful and lively, and the basic steps are taught and can be learned easily; a walk through is usually provided for new dancers before the start of each dance. Dorset is within this Barn Dance Band’s local performance area.

Line up is composed of Accordion+Caller /Fiddle/whistle/harp, Guitar/Mandolin and Bodhran.

A smaller band is also available.


The BS American Wild West & Country Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4878

The BS American Wild West & Country Dance Band in Dorset

The BS American Wild West & Country Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4878

An all American Barn Dance Band, this band are the most fun you can have with country music! Perfect for Wild West parties, weddings and hoe-downs. Great live music is used for the charismatic 'Miss Dixie' to call fun and easy line dances, square dances and barn dances suitable for all. This Barn Dance Band is a regular visitor to Dorset. Many happy clients including Centre Parcs, H M forces and many corporate and wedding clients including the Duke of Westminster. If you want a fun hoe-down, then this is the band for you. Line-up can include gui... Read more


The JF Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6004.2

The JF Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The JF Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6004.2

This band can offer Irish, Scottish, English, American, Scandinavian Barn Dance & Ceilidh plus Klezmer. The JF Band specialise in providing the perfect entertainment for functions such as weddings, parties, anniversaries, corporate functions and more. An ideal Barn Dance Band for a wedding or party in Dorset. They are flexible in catering for any specific requests such as specific dances and we are always happy to discuss your requirements.

The JF Band play music from a mixture of countries; mainly England, Scotland and Ireland but also some from Sw... Read more


The TB Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6131

The TB Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The TB Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6131

A young and vibrant addition to the folk scene, the TB Folk and Ceilidh band was formed from an unlikely combination of student-types in Southampton in 2010. Consisting of suitcase percussion, fiddle, flute, guitar and clarinet, they play a wide range of Irish, English, Cornish, Breton and Scottish diddly-dee music with a hint of klezmer!. The Barn Dance Band performs regularly in Dorset.

The Tb Band set the trend for "Half Price Busking" in the Summer of 2010, when they embarked upon a busking campaign to spread folk music to the four cor... Read more


The RR Ceilidh Band/ Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4445

The RR Ceilidh Band/ Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The RR Ceilidh Band/ Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4445

The RR Band play a mix of traditional folk tunes and original compositions, collected from around the world.

Well known in the South of England, they have played at local festivals, regional ceilidhs and many smaller private events. Dorset is within this Barn Dance Band’s local performance area.
With a solid driving rhythm section and vibrant melodies, The RR Band will give you a reason to dance!

The band line up includes accordion, fiddle, guitar, drums and caller.


The BS English Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6101

The BS English Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The BS English Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6101

An all English Barn Dance Band, the BS Ceilidh Band are a high energy English country dance band to give you the best dance ever. Their professional Caller will take you through the steps and choose dances for all ages and abilities along with a professional band with over 30 years Ceilidh experience that will get your feet tapping. This Barn Dance Band is a regular visitor to Dorset.

The BS Barndance band are a fun band and the emphasis is about everyone having a great time and giving you a night to remember.


The MM English Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6096

The MM English Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The MM English Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 6096

An all English Barn Dance Band, the MM Band are a stompy, rhythmic ceilidh band with a fantastic range of traditional and self penned tunes and a collective experience of many years playing for dancing.

The band play traditional English tunes for traditional English dances, aiming to get people on their feet to dance, but also to please their ears if they just want to listen. An ideal Barn Dance Band for a wedding or party in Dorset. Based on the celebrated melodeon playing of Bob, with irresistible rhythm guitar provided by Adrian, the tunes are po... Read more


The FW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4739

The FW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The FW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4739

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 Barn Dance Band performs regularly in Dorset. 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... Read more


The BW English Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4449.1

The BW English Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The BW English Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4449.1

Based on an English Barn Dance Band, they can also include Welsh. This band of experienced musicians share a love of traditional English dance music. Dorset is within this Barn Dance Band’s local performance area. The band offer different numbers of musicians- from 2 - 5 members, according to the size of venue and event. Instruments can include accordion, fiddle/viola, fiddle/viola/bouzouki, fiddle/viola.


The BA Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4417

The BA Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Dorset

The BA Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Dorset, ref: 4417

This band is a three piece outfit who can perform for a range of functions, including weddings, corporate hospitality, clubs, anniversaries etc. This Barn Dance Band is a regular visitor to Dorset. 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... Read more

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More about Barn Dance Bands

A Barn Dance for your Wedding in Dorset

A Barn Dance is one of the best entertainments for your Dorset Wedding. It gets both sides of the family and friends to interact and the volume is such that people can still talk to each other and catch up with whatever they want to catch up with. (Unlike when there's a disco on the go!) Anyone can do it, young or old, experienced or never done it before, either dancing or just looking and listening.

Normally the Barn Dance Band would do the first dance for a Wedding Ceilidh, whether in Dorset or some other part of the UK. The barn dance gets going well that way. Some couples prefer to start doing a waltz then invite guests to join in. Some couple like the band to play a CD of pop music, provided by them, for their first dance, then move into the Barn Dance proper. That works well too.

The band normally get the dance going by playing a tune or two to get people 'in the mood'. Then get EVERYONE up for a first dance WITH the couple. No one can refuse, because it would be rude to the Couple. So, even those who are a frightened to try it, get up for the first dance. The band make sure that it is a very easy dance, so that even those who are shy of dancing find they can actually do it, and that it is great fun. But it really is up to you which way things start.

Barn Dance Bands have a caller, who teaches the dances, so even people who have never been to a Ceilidh before can do it. They would possibly include any dances from the Dorset area that were in the band’s repertoire. Normally there is be a break half way through the barn dance for a hog roast or buffet, so people can stump up some more energy for the second half. If there are some experienced dancers, they might include some harder dances for them, but all in all make sure that everyone is involved and having a good time.

All Barn Dances are similar in that there is a caller to organise the dancing, but the style of music and dance can be different depending on whether the band is playing American or English music or a little of everything and whether held in Dorset or some other part of the country.

About Dorset

Dorset, Hardy's Wessex country, is perhaps the most rural and unspoilt county in southern England. As such it offers many delights for the country walker. Our guides point you towards all the best locations and routes to explore. The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is typical of this rural landscape with heaths, chalk downs, pastoral vales and deep country lanes. Winfrith Heath, a bracken wilderness of sombre beauty, home to rare wild flowers and heath land birds, is the location Hardy used for 'Egdon Heath' in his novel The Return of the Native.

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: DorsetFolk Solos And Duos: DorsetLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: Dorset
American Barn Dance Bands: DorsetFunction Bands: DorsetParty Bands: Dorset
Ceili_And_Barn_Dances: DorsetHarps: DorsetPop_Bands: Dorset
Ceilidh Bands: DorsetHire Local Live Bands: DorsetScottish Ceilidh Bands: Dorset
Classical Duos: DorsetIrish Ceilidh Bands: DorsetString Quartets: Dorset
Classical Guitarists: DorsetJazz Bands: DorsetWedding Ceremony Songs: Dorset
Classical Music For Weddings: DorsetJazz Duos: DorsetWedding Entertainers: Dorset
Classical Pianists: DorsetJazz Guitarists: DorsetWedding Music Bands: Dorset
Classical Singers: DorsetJazz Pianists: DorsetWedding Songs: Dorset
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: DorsetJazz Quartets: DorsetWedding String Quartets: Dorset
Covers Bands: DorsetJazz Solos And Duos: DorsetWind Ensembles: Dorset
English Barn Dance Bands: DorsetJazz Trios: Dorset

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