Barn Dance Bands: Suffolk - for your Event

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The NU Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 4880

The NU Ceilidh Band in Suffolk

The NU Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 4880

This band have been performing their own particular brand of traditional English, Irish and Scottish music for a while now. The current 5 piece + caller line-up seems to have got people talking about them and they have been very busy recently playing pubs, folk clubs, universities and private parties. Suffolk is within this Barn Dance Band’s local performance area.

Founder member, Joe (Guitar and Vocals), and long time members Steve (Bass) and Brendan (Bouzouki, Mandolin, Guitar) have now been joined by two outstanding instrumentalists. Sarah plays ... Read more


The FD English Barn Dance Band plus more..., Suffolk, ref: 4448

The FD English Barn Dance Band plus more... in Suffolk

The FD English Barn Dance Band plus more..., Suffolk, ref: 4448

Based on an English Barn Dance Band, they can also include American, Scottish, French and Irish if desired, the FD Band are a ceilidh band who play traditional English folk music, with some Irish, Scottish, French and American influences. This Barn Dance Band is a regular visitor to Suffolk. Between them they play an impressive range of instruments including, fiddle, Hurdy gurdy, recorder, flute, piccolo, melodeon, concertina, cello & electric piano.

The band play for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, fundraisers, office and club parties... Read more


The WG Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 4941.1

The WG Ceilidh Band in Suffolk

The WG Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 4941.1

The WG Ceilidh Band are a lively four piece folk band (instruments include fiddle, guitar, vocals, bass, caller, mandolin, banjo and drums). They play ceilidhs / barn dances for weddings, parties etc, great fun and exercise. An ideal Barn Dance Band for a wedding or party in Suffolk. The band offer a range of easy but enjoyable dances plus a wide range of songs and tunes from folk to pop for the "in-between bits".


The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band, Suffolk, ref: 4734.1

The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band in Suffolk

The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band, Suffolk, ref: 4734.1

If you are looking for the perfect, all-inclusive entertainment for your wedding, birthday party, anniversary celebration, college ball, office party or conference bash, you have just found it!

A barn dance (or ceilidh, or country dance) gets everyone involved. It's terrific fun for all, and it's a great way to get your party to mix. The Barn Dance Band performs regularly in Suffolk. With our expert caller on hand to guide you through, no prior experience of dancing is needed to be able to join in to the full.

Instruments available inclu... Read more


The BL Bluegrass Band, Suffolk, ref: 6340

The BL Bluegrass Band in Suffolk

The BL Bluegrass Band, Suffolk, ref: 6340

The BL band is a highly experienced acoustic band playing Bluegrass and Old Time Country style music and songs with passion and a sense of fun. Suffolk is within this Barn Dance Band’s local performance area. With three lead vocalists and several multi-instrument players, the band deliver an authentic sound that draws in an audience in, and makes the barn dances tunes impossible to sit down for. Great fun for any type of event


The BB Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 6333

The BB Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band in Suffolk

The BB Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 6333

The BB Band is an experienced traditional folk rock band available for Barn Dances, Weddings, Ceilidhs and other functions. Line-up includes vocals and caller with instruments including fiddle, accordion, guitar and drums. This Barn Dance Band is a regular visitor to Suffolk.


The RV Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, Suffolk, ref: 6260.1

The RV Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band in Suffolk

The RV Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band, Suffolk, ref: 6260.1

The RV Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band play English, Irish and Scottish traditional tunes with dances including Blaydon Races, Circassian Circle, Three Meet, Bridge of Athelone, The Music Man, Gay Gordens, The Big Set, Pat A Cake, Lucky Seven, Virginia Reel etc. An ideal Barn Dance Band for a wedding or party in Suffolk.

Line up concists of Violins, Keyboard/Caller, Mandolin, Ukulele, Guitars and Bass.

The RV Band can play and call for beginner dances that are easy and fun for everyone - no experience required!


The FR Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Suffolk, ref: 4565

The FR Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Suffolk

The FR Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Suffolk, ref: 4565

This is an experienced barn dance band whose lively music is sure to make your event go with a sing, be it wedding reception, anniversary or party - where all are guaranteed a cracking good time!. The Barn Dance Band performs regularly in Suffolk. Their genial and good-humoured caller, will guide all guests throughout the dances, judging the best dances to suite the guests and when to let everyone have a rest while the band play some tunes to listen to.

Band line up consists of fiddle, accordion, keyboards, bass guitar plus caller.


The LT Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 4541.1

The LT Ceilidh Band in Suffolk

The LT Ceilidh Band, Suffolk, ref: 4541.1

The LT Band ( a 3 piece band + caller) is a well established ceilidh / barn dance band, featuring a dynamic line-up of fiddle and accordion accompanied by a top caller. The caller is experienced in ensuring an enjoyable evening and will select dances to suit the ability of the audience - an essential element if everyone is going to have a good time. Suffolk is within this Barn Dance Band’s local performance area. A smaller (2 piece + caller) option is also available.


The LR Trio Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Suffolk, ref: 4456.1

The LR Trio Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Suffolk

The LR Trio Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Suffolk, ref: 4456.1

The LR Trio regularly play ceilidhs with Liam calling the dances and playing melodeon, Nina playing piano with equal dexterity (and enchanting you with her voice on occasions) and Tim adding a huge amount of colour with his vast array of instruments including: side drum, washboard, temple blocks, cornet, flugel horn and kitchen sink!!. This Barn Dance Band is a regular visitor to Suffolk.

If you are looking for a band for a fund-raising event or wishing for a slightly more informal evening for the smaller relaxed night, this may well be your a... Read more

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A Barn Dance for your Wedding in Suffolk

A Barn Dance is one of the best entertainments for your Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk or some other part of the country.

About Suffolk

There is something very English about Suffolk. Here you will find the quintessential English village. Along the river Stour south of Lavenham is 'Constable Country', home of England's most famous landscape painter and the subject of his glorious paintings which so poignantly captured rural English life. The Stour flows peacefully through a chalky valley with willow and poplar lining lush water-meadows, and walks between Sudbury and Flatford capture the essential 'Englishness' of the scenery.

Flatford is, of course, the location for one of Constable's most famous paintings and is now a major tourist attraction. Upstream at Sudbury is the birthplace of another great English painter, Thomas Gainsborough. The long distance route The Stour Valley Path follows the river all the way from Newmarket to Manningtree.

Suffolk is also home to several mediaeval wool towns, Lavenham being perhaps the most impressive example. Here fine timber houses, many now with a picturesque crookedness, demonstrate the wealth that wool brought to Suffolk in the middle ages. Clare, Hadleigh, Lavenham and Long Melford all have important historic buildings and are worth exploring and, combined with a country walk in the local vicinity, can make a great day out. There are also many small attractive villages which make good bases for planning a walk, and many are included in the guides below.

Music across Suffolk has great variation. The south of the county draws on the classical, jazz and party band influences of London, but the northern part, geographically remote draws on the folk scene of Cambridgeshire.

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: SuffolkFolk Solos And Duos: SuffolkLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: Suffolk
American Barn Dance Bands: SuffolkFunction Bands: SuffolkParty Bands: Suffolk
Ceili_And_Barn_Dances: SuffolkHarps: SuffolkPop_Bands: Suffolk
Ceilidh Bands: SuffolkHire Local Live Bands: SuffolkScottish Ceilidh Bands: Suffolk
Classical Duos: SuffolkIrish Ceilidh Bands: SuffolkString Quartets: Suffolk
Classical Guitarists: SuffolkJazz Bands: SuffolkWedding Ceremony Songs: Suffolk
Classical Music For Weddings: SuffolkJazz Duos: SuffolkWedding Entertainers: Suffolk
Classical Pianists: SuffolkJazz Guitarists: SuffolkWedding Music Bands: Suffolk
Classical Singers: SuffolkJazz Pianists: SuffolkWedding Songs: Suffolk
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: SuffolkJazz Quartets: SuffolkWedding String Quartets: Suffolk
Covers Bands: SuffolkJazz Solos And Duos: SuffolkWind Ensembles: Suffolk
English Barn Dance Bands: SuffolkJazz Trios: Suffolk

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