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The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band
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2 Piece Ceilidh Band with Caller - 1 Hour

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A unique ceilidh / barn dance experience; expertly explained, clearly demonstrated and easy to get in to. Great fun for all ages and abilities! A 2-piece band consisting of a live violinist and drummer / caller combination. Our drummer plays a drum kit and also utilises backing tracks and samples of other instruments providing an amazing full sound at a lower cost to the client. The musicians can also demonstrate and teach the dances too!
From: £950 per event
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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown
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BLACK VELVET BAND GYPSY JAZZ, FOLKY POP & HILLBILLY HOEDOWN BAND

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BLACK VELVET BAND GYPSY JAZZ, FOLKY POP & HILLBILLY HOEDOWN BAND - The smallest unit available is a duo comprising two musicians (guitar/vocals & fiddle) to perform either 3 x 40 min or 2 x 60 min sets of Folky Pop, Gypsy Jazz and Hillbilly Hoedown songs in a 3 hour period. Additional musicians increase the price by £175.00 a man. Accordion and or double bass are available. The price is based on the band arriving 1 hour before the 1st set is due to start. It takes 30 mins to set up the band's PA system. Background music will be played through the PA system for 30 mins before the 1st set and between the 1st and 2nd sets. Here are some recent reviews of the band's performance:- Here are some reviews of the band in action:- Black Velvet Folky Pop Duo – Wedding – April 6th, 2019 “A great bunch of lads who made our wedding reception swing. Their set was exactly what we wanted and set exactly the right atmosphere. They even let me take the mic for 2 songs. Which they probably regretted within seconds! A great choice for any kind of party.” Ben Hawkes Irish Night to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – Lawrence Weston Social Club – March 16th 2019 Well what can I say? Johnny and Jase are a great duo! They performed a super mix of Irish songs and tunes and had people up dancing all night. Would highly recommend. Karl Baxter Black Velvet Band Irish Duo – St Patrick’s Day at Westbury Conservative Club – March 17th 2019 What a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s day at our Cons club! The performance went amazingly well! The dance floor was full on a SUNDAY AFTERNOON?? I put that down to the guys who played songs and tunes with such an exciting beat that you just couldn’t stay still. The whole afternoon was huge fun. I highly recommend the band. Stephen Jones Hannah and Deryk’s Ceilidh – February 2019 We absolutely loved having Black Velvet Band play our wedding ceilidh at Clearwell Castle. My husband is from Scotland so we wanted a traditional Scottish ceilidh feel with some of the classics, and we were not disappointed! We had a good feeling about Black Velvet band from the moment we booked them – and sure enough, Mike and the guys were absolutely fantastic and made our evening party a huge success. The band were great and the instructions on the ceilidh dances were so helpful; even those of our party who may not have normally danced were up there loving life on the dancefloor. The fun and friendly atmosphere they created was just fab and so different from your ‘usual’ evening do. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceilidh and some said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We would 100% book the band again and recommend them to friends. Thank you for contributing to the best day of both our lives. Hannah and Deryk Hunter Black Velvet Band Hoedown Duo – Wild West Garden Party – July 12th, 2018 “Mike and Jon pitched the performance perfectly for the Fleur de Lis Retirement Home’s garden party in Romsey. The American Country songs created just the right atmosphere to establish the Wild West theme. Everyone loved it – they joined in all the songs! Several residents have sent me messages to say how much they enjoyed the event. We were delighted with the performance and thoroughly recommend the band.” Rachael O'Keefe (Manager) Alice's Wild West Themed 60th Birthday Party – April 6th, 2018 "It was a superb C & W style party with fantastic musicians. Everyone - from kids to grannies - joined in the dancing and the whole event was great fun. If we have another party, we will definitely book Black Velvet Hoedown Band again. I have no hesitation in recommending them. It was an excellent bash." Darren Vine (Alice's husband) Paul’s 60th Birthday Hoedown Barn Dance – January 6th, 2018 " A big thanks to Mike and the rest of the band for a brilliant evening. Everyone has said how much they thoroughly enjoyed it. A special thank you to Alan, the dance caller. He did a great job – quite a comedian! Finally a big thanks to the band for welcoming our fiddle-playing friend Richard into their ranks for the evening. He said he had a fantastic time. What a great party band the guys make! I’m very happy to recommend them to anyone having a bash." Paul Campbell
From: £350 per event
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Pipley Barn Dance and Ceilidh Band
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Live Ceilidh Band With Caller - 3 Hours

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Pipley is a traditional barn dance and ceilidh band based in Bath but available to play in Bristol, Somerset, Glos and Wilts. Consisting of 7 experienced musicians + caller, Pipley will help your party go with a swing, providing lively toe-tapping music and dances that all can enjoy: reels, jigs, waltzes and more; music from Scotland, Ireland, England and beyond. The buzzword is FUN! Chaotic, hilarious mayhem is actively encouraged! Timings are very flexible but a typical evening event would run as follows: 7pm Guests start arriving, getting drinks etc (background music provided by the band- live music and/or taped music) 7.30 Dancing starts when enough people are there 8.30 Break for food -lengths of breaks vary depending on the time it takes to get everyone (including the band!) fed! 9.00 Dancing restarts 10pm ish last dance Timings can be flexible with earlier/ later start or finish. Afternoon events also possible. Special requests can often be accommodated. Just ask!
From: £300 per event
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Stomping Boondocks
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Stomping Boondocks - Celtic Folk Band - 2 x 1 Hours Sets

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Thanks for getting in touch! We’d love to come join you for the party! We are a band comprising of fiddle, guitar, bass and percussion, alongside a dedicated vocalist and caller who can happily set up an impromptu ceilidh if required. As a rule our performance is over two sets each lasting around forty-five minutes each, although this is entirely flexible and dependant on your requirements. We perform Celtic tunes and jigs, alongside a number of popular covers, from The Beatles and The Levellers to Avicii and Lynyrd Skynyrd. We provide all our own, fully PAT tested, equipment, can play music during any breaks and provide evidence of Public Liability insurance if required. If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to ask! Looking forward to hearing from you! Kind Regards
From: £800 per event
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Absolute
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4 Piece Band - 2 Hours

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We would play 2 x 1 hour sets hours of live music, provide a professional level P.A and lighting system suitable for the venue size and play mixed party/disco music before in between and after the live sets of music until midnight as standard. We would also learn one special request - first dance at a wedding ect. The 4 piece band line up would include:- Male Vocal/Electro Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Bass and Fiddle. If you have any questions at all then please just let me know. Kind regards Geoff Geoff Walker - Band Leader
From: £1350 per event
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Blag
(28)

Celtic and World Music Trio

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Thanks so much for your enquiry. We would be delighted to play for your event. We play all sorts of celtic music from traditional jigs and reels, to contemporary Irish folk rock and many other styles of music from around the world, such as songs by Van Morrison / Ed Sheeran / Eagle Eyed Cherry / Paul Weller / The Pogues / The Waterboys / Thin Lizzy and many others. We can also play gypsy jazz and latin jazz if clients also like those styles. We have our own lighting and sound system which you are welcome to use to play your own music around our live set. We arrive one hour before our performance to set up our instruments, PA system and lighting. We then play two 50 minute sets with a short interval. Please do look at our reviews, as they give a good idea of our performances. Please also see: https://soundcloud.com/michael-pinsky-3/sets/blag There you will be able to hear some samples of our music! We look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes David Morgan BLAG
From: £650 per event
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Shenanigans Irish Music Duo
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Irish Music Duo 3X40 Minutes

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Shenanigans Irish Music Duo, consist of Alan playing the Guitar and providing the vocals plus Steve on the fiddle. We are both accomplished musicians and provide a lively and varied evening of Traditional Irish Music ie Songs Jigs and Reels. Book Shenanigans you wont regret it. Below is a recommendation from a satisfied customer. Shenanigans, Alan and Steve were fantastic. Everyone at our party thoroughly enjoyed their outstanding performance. They are excellent musicians and Alan has a super voice for Irish songs, both soft and strong. Steve's fiddle playing was superb and complemented Alan's voice and guitar. They were happy to play requests from the audience and had a great interaction with the audience. We would definitely book them again as would most of the people present. As someone who goes to a lot of live music events I was really impressed. Book Shenanigans for a great night of entertainment, we all had a wonderful evening, thank you again Alan and Steve! Another satisfied customer below. "Our event was brilliant and I just wanted to let you know that the musicians “Shenanigans Irish Music Duo” were absolutely fantastic. The music was spot on – and they had everyone singing along with them. Everyone loved them and I would certainly book them again for any future functions."
From: £425 per event
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Newick Folk
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5 piece Folk Band playing the music of these Islands

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"We are a Local Sussex Folk Band with a repertoire to suit many events particularly those where there is a wide age range like weddings and significant birthday parties. We mix traditional tunes with not-so-traditional songs to deliver an entertaining performance. What do we play? Repertoire is mainly Irish, Scottish and English Tunes and songs by the Pogues, Steve Earle, The Wolf Tones, the Dubliners plus a few old favourites like Lily the Pink, My Old Man’s a Dustman, Rave On /Bye Bye Love and Folsom Prison Blues and maybe even the odd jazz standard. Some of our current favourites include Ashokan Farewell Streets of New York Irish Rover Neil Gow’s Lament Galway Girl White Cockade Durham Rangers Caledonia Lish Young Buy-a-Broom Parnell’s March Come by the Hills Leaving of Liverpool Lark in the Clear Air CarrickFergus Wild Rover Lark in the Morning McFarlane of the Sprotts Fiddlers Green Hardiman the fiddler Galway Shawl Munster Cloak Foxhunters Jig Grey funnel Line The Parting Glass Our line up includes vocal/mandolin/guitar (Alan), whistles/oboe (Martin), double bass (Karn), keyboard (“Professor” Roland Batty), violin (Rhiannon) We can perform as a trio, four piece or five piece with or with out caller so as to accommodate different budgets or musical / venue requirements. We can perform as a Trio, Four piece or Five piece band. Price includes for full band plus PA. Package includes for 2 x 1 hour sets We don't go in for fancy riders, but a couple of drinks and something to eat are always appreciated. Best wishes let me know if you need any further information Alan"
From: £500 per event
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Stomping Boondocks
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Stomping Boondocks Ceilidh Band - 2 x 1 Hours Sets

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I am happy to confirm we are currently available on this date. As a rule our Ceilidh will be split into two sets (around an hour 15 each) with a few easier dances and tunes in the first set. Once the drink’s been flowing we’ll throw in a few harder ones and ensure everyone has a good laugh! Can't dance? Two left feet? Don't worry! Our caller Paul is here to talk you through each and every dance ensuring all guests (including children and grandad) can join in the fun, with the odd joke thrown in for good measure! We provide all our own equipment, with a full PA system which can support speeches, first dances and any background music. Our standard line up consists of our Caller, a guitarist and fiddle player and bassist and a drummer, ensuring we give you a modern twist to our lively, upbeat music. Keeping you entertained even when you’re dancing feet have left you behind or the wine has been flowing! Timings tend to run as below however we’re more than happy to fit in around what you need and what happens on the night. Arrival 6pm Set up By 7pm Start 8pm Break 9.15pm Second Half Start 9:30pm Second Half End 11pm As an experienced function band, we have a wealth of experience performing at all manner of events. We’re more than happy to provide assistance and advice where necessary. Please do let us know if you have any questions, and we would love to speak to you soon to discuss any questions you may have.
From: £800 per event
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Kingsfolk
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Ceilidh Band For Parties

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Kingsfolk goes out as a team of five; four musicians and a caller. Our lively music is ideal for Scottish ceilidhs and we have been bringing parties to life all over London for many years. A typical event for us starts when we play a few folk tunes to create an appropriate atmosphere. Then our caller (master of ceremonies) explains how a ceilidh works and he will call people onto the floor to start the first dance. We always start with a few easy dances, such as the Galopede or the OXO Reel and then, depending upon how many guests are experienced dancers, we may try more challenging dances. There are usually two sets of dances with a refreshment break in the middle. If the guests have their meal earlier, the break could be for cake cutting or for serving coffee. Each set of dancing is often an hour and a quarter long, but you may want to cut them down to one hour or even 45 minutes each. It all depends on your overall plan. At the end of the second set of dances, the caller will often try to get as many people as possible up onto the dance floor for a final dance, either a circle dance or Strip the Willow. Then the band will play a final instrumental piece which gives guests an opportunity for a bit of free dancing.
From: £550 per event
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Shenanigan
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Ceilidh Band 4 Piece - 2 x 1 Hour Sets

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Shenanigan a Celtic Entertainment Band based in the South of England. For weddings and parties, we specialise in providing Ceilidh with Caller and can also bring a vocalist if required. The line-up is: Fiddle/banjo, flute, guitar and accordion. Shenanigan creates a night of entertainment with a strong Celtic connection including: Foot Stomping Jigs, Reels, Polkas and more sedate Waltzes. Ceilidh is great for weddings and parties; it's inclusive for all ages and suitable for beginners as we provide a Caller to walk you through the steps. This is an ideal celebration entertainment for all guests to get to know each other in a light-hearted way. If required Shenanigan has a good quality PA which can also be used for a period of recorded music. Our modern, top of the range PA system means that functions get a high-quality disco sound. We can provide a proven range of recorded music, although many people like to provide their own playlist on an iPod/phone/laptop, using Spotify/iTunes or similar to run through the PA. The band arrives an hour before playing to set up and usually perform two ceilidh sets of an hour with a break between. All we need is a three-pin socket and we are ready to play! If the PA is used for disco that would normally be after two hours of ceilidh. We have public liability insurance and our gear is fully PAT tested. If you have any queries about the band or services provided, we are happy to try and answer them without commitment, so feel free to throw a few questions out and get in touch. Best Wishes Simon
From: £600 per event
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Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
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Rock, Pop, Irish, Folk, Country, Classical, Medieval-Folk-Fantasy. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (B)

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* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Stunning Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA sound Huge choice of music, many genres Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic and modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl MORE IRISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - including e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
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88 Folk Bands in Berkshire to request a quote from

Are you looking for a Folk Band in Berkshire, Berkshire? Our catalogue includes 88 acts available for hire in Berkshire. Among our top requested categories this month: wedding bands in London, jazz bands in London, string quartets in London, swing bands in London, DJ Hire London London, wedding venues in London.

Gary Nock Folk Band

Gary Nock

Available in Berkshire from £250+VAT
124 Verified bookings
42 Reviews:

Recent review: Gary performed at our wedding last weekend and was absolutely brilliant. He was friendly and professional, chatting to guests. His voice was amazing and he got everyone up dancing. Would love to hear him perform again and would highly recommend. Thank you so much, Emma and Paul x

Reno & The Reverends Folk Band

Reno & The Reverends

Available in Berkshire from £1675

About: Our repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone. We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infe...

Blag Folk Band

Blag

Available in Berkshire from £650
56 Verified bookings
28 Reviews:

Recent review: Exceptionally professional and accommodating, we all enjoyed the music and the atmosphere it generated. Will definitely use again and highly recommend.

Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more Folk Band

Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more

Available in Berkshire from £enquire
14 Verified bookings
25 Reviews:

Recent review: Would like to thank Josie for performing at our wedding, she was everything I could have wanted and more! Her music was beautifully played and she mixed it up with Irish, modern and old and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Our guests would agree, Thank you also for our wedding card! Love Stacie and Ryan xxx

Acoustic Jukebox Folk Band

Acoustic Jukebox

Available in Berkshire from £450
35 Verified bookings
14 Reviews:

Recent review: The guys did such a good job for our wedding, played our request for our first dance and ceremony perfectly. All of our guests commented on how great the band were. Would 100% recommend or any event, especially weddings!

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown Folk Band

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Available in Berkshire from £350.00
42 Verified bookings
43 Reviews:

Recent review: Thank you so much for making our wedding the party of the year - everyone loved the music! Black Velvet Band played at our wedding reception and they were brilliant. I had worried whether people would want to dance to Irish music but I shouldn't have. Everyone loved the music! We had a real proper Irish Hooley, with lots of dancing, singing-along and some humour in-between. As this was a marriage of cultures (English, Irish and Dutch) we were also touched that the band played a couple of traditional Dutch songs, allowing the Dutch to have a good sing-along as well. And when my dad asked if they could accompany him for a song to sing after his speech, it was no problem. The guys in the band are proper musicians who can play what the crowd needs to keep the party fuelled. The only complaint I have had is from my knees - which are still complaining, even after 4 days rest! Next time, I will wear trainers.

Rollercoaster Band Folk Band

Rollercoaster Band

Available in Berkshire from £1600
3 Reviews:

Recent review: We just wanted to send through a note to say thank you so much to you and the band. We honestly cannot thank you enough – without you and the band the reception could not have come together and music stood out as one of the things that made our wedding so much more personal. Additionally, thank you for being so responsive to our numerous emails and calls in the run up to the wedding – it gave me piece of mind and definitely helped the day run smoothly Please also pass our thanks on to the other musicians – we have had multiple messages from our guests commenting on how great the music was. Anna and James, Wedding Reception, Gate Street Barn, May 2019

A Little Bit Country Folk Band

A Little Bit Country

Available in Berkshire from £350
3 Reviews:

Recent review: This band is AWESOME! If you’re thinking of hiring a band for pitch perfect singing, great song selection, dance lessons and fun - these are the guys to hire. Snap them up before they become too famous!

Cheesecake Band Folk Band

Cheesecake Band

Available in Berkshire from £1250
6 Verified bookings
2 Reviews:

About: Based in Guildford, Cheesecake are a fantastic party band working mostly around Surrey, London and the South of England. They provide a total entertainment solution for corporate or private events....

Rapt! Duo Folk Band

Rapt! Duo

Available in Berkshire from £650

About: RAPT! DUO “Stunning interpretations of favourite songs performed by exceptional vocalist and highly versatile multi-instrumentalist. A unique act, perfect for your special event.” Rapt! perform wi...

Steve Young Folk Band

Steve Young

Available in Berkshire from £300
22 Verified bookings
15 Reviews:

Recent review: Steve was amazing at my birthday party. He arrived on time and was totally professional from start to finish. I had so many compliments on the range and quality of the music. I can recommend him without reservation.

Juma Steel Band Folk Band

Juma Steel Band

Available in Berkshire from £200
29 Verified bookings
11 Reviews:

Recent review: "1st class loved it. We had a little surprise party for my wife and she loved it, thank you so much guys."

Aces High! Folk Band

Aces High!

Available in Berkshire from £900
16 Verified bookings
9 Reviews:

Recent review: Absolutely fantastic! The music was so brilliant and got everyone dancing. Every single person that came to the wedding commented on just how great Aces High were. The band members were all so lovely too - highly recommend to anyone considering them for any event! X

The Fantastic Elastic Band Folk Band

The Fantastic Elastic Band

Available in Berkshire from £875

About: The Fantastic Elastic Band are a versatile and professional covers band from London. They are available to book as a four-piece band but can also offer the following options: Five-piece band with a...

Stomping Boondocks Folk Band

Stomping Boondocks

Available in Berkshire from £600
32 Verified bookings
12 Reviews:

Recent review: We hired the Stomping Boondocks for our wedding in June 2019, and they were absolutely fantastic. They were communicative and professional in advance, and bent over backwards for us. On the night they were brilliant, and guests absolutely loved them. Would highly recommend.

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Available in Berkshire from £450
14 Verified bookings
18 Reviews:

Recent review: "We will book the group again" "Dear Mick, Thanks again for a wonderful evening and a night to remember (2nd February 2019 Saturday Cricklewood Baptist Church, Sneyd road, Cricklewood, NW2 6AN). I had lots of very good feedback from everyone and we all enjoyed the music and we folks with children appreciated the callers encouragement of getting them involved and remembering peoples names. We will book the group again and maybe be an annual event at the church! Many thanks" Rev Stephen Maclean Cricklewood Baptist Church 4th February 2019

Silver Street Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Silver Street Ceilidh Band

Available in Berkshire from £750
9 Verified bookings
10 Reviews:

Recent review: Silver street ceilidh band played our wedding, they were incredible. Musically as a band they were excellent, Martin was extremely helpful with his calling and providing some demonstrations. All band members very friendly and chatted to guests. Would absolutely recommend them if you’re after a ceilidh band! Thanks so much guys!

Spring Heeled Jacks Folk Band

Spring Heeled Jacks

Available in Berkshire from £enquire
17 Verified bookings
10 Reviews:

Recent review: Martin was very professional and his crew were very friendly and organised! The dances were unlike those I've done in other Ceilidhs so it was refreshing 'Really good idea' - Conference Delegate 'First time and that was so much fun!' - Another Conference Delegate


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