The SR Barn Dance /Ceilidh Band ref: 6297.2
Based on an English Barn Dance Band, they can also include American, Scottish and Irish if desired. A 4 piece band comprising:
Mary – accordion, has played for several barn dance bands and Morris sides.
Paul – banjo and caller. Trained on classical guitar, now plays melodeon and banjo. Musician and dancer, for a local Morris side for many years.
Pete – guitar, new to folk, but highly experienced in other genres or Alistair on bass guitar and either Rowanne – Violin and Alto Sax or Emily on Flute.
Photos and audio smaples are of the larger 5 piece band.
|Party||"Thank you for the excellent way you lead our party on Friday night. You were perfect in the way you handled our mixed group of guests and everyone has told us how much they enjoyed the evening – even if they were only spectators to the Ceilidh. We really appreciate all you did."|
|Wedding||"I just wanted to drop you a line to say the band were fantastic at our wedding on April 1st. We had a lot of fun, the music was great and lively and got everyone up and dancing. We wouldn't hesitate to book them again for another event."|
|Wedding||"Just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had when you played your ceilidh band for our wedding. All the guests had a great time and we were very impressed with how you worked with such a limited space. You were the best entertainment we could have asked for and would recommend you to anyone. "|
|Party||"What a lovely evening! My husband does not dance usually. It is a real credit to the band that we both danced throughout the evening. The music was lovely and the instructions were so clear - it was such fun! Thank you very much for making it a great night."|
|Birthday party||"Just wanted to thank you and the band for making our party so perfect. Everyone said it was such fun, even those who chickened out of actually joining in. Loved Strip the Willow, think Canadian version, because none of us were standing around long enough to catch our breath, ha ha. Peter, my very tall nephew, who took over the calling at one point, thought it was fabulous. So thanks again, best wishes - Laura."|
|Charity Event||"Thank you for playing for the Family Ceilidh in the Memorial Hall. You were able to create the music to fit the speed and varied timing of the youngest dancers - so skilled!! and they all danced their socks off. We made about a £200 donation to the Childrens Festival. Thank you again."|
|Birthday Party||"Just a quick note to thank you for such a great ceilidh on Saturday. My birthday party was truly memorable. Everyone had a great time, and the ceilidh was the icing on the cake! I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a good band and a good caller."|
|Wedding||"Absolutely fantastic band, wonderful people and made our special day all the more so. Would highly recommend. Thank you!"|