A lively folk/gypsy/ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.
We are available for performing concerts, barn dances (or ceilidhs) at pubs, festivals, weddings, birthdays, BBQ's or any other party!
We perform a range of music (both songs and tunes) from a broad repertoire and era from traditional folk to 70's and 80's rock!
We can cater for Scottish 'flavoured' Ceilidhs, although for most Barn Dance/ Ceilidhs we would keep it mixed to allow dancers of all experience levels to enjoy themselves.
Our aim is to 'entertain, not educate', it should be fun after all!
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We have a few different wedding services that we can offer, but we are also flexible – so if you want to combine parts, or mix and match or have a different idea, do talk to us!
Available in Cornwall
from £600. Based in Bournemouth
Dawntreader are a powerful and dynamic Ceilidh Band (Barn Dance, Folk Band) with Caller. 3 piece Ceilidh Band - Fiddle, Accordion, Guitar, with Caller and PA. English/Irish/Scottish music and dances. Playing throughout Devon Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and the South West of England. For your Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Parties. Our mix of traditional folk music with strong melodies and powerful rhythms is ideally suited to Ceilidh and Barn Dances.
Available in Cornwall
from £400. Based in Teignmouth
SPINACH FOR NORMAN is a long-established West Country folk band. We’ve been fuelling ceilidhs, barn-dances, weddings and all kinds of celebrations with jigs, reels and heart-broken airs for years. And we’re proud to say that almost every booking has followed a recommendation from a satisfied customer.
Unless you only want background or listening music, SPINACH comes with a caller to teach and lead the dances. Our regular caller is PAM HAYES. She’s hugely popular, great with adults, children, experienced and inexperienced dancers alike. She’ll add some dances from around the world into the mix if you want her to, and she can even call in French.
Black Velvet Ceilidh Band Trio includes some of the most experienced folk musicians and the best dance callers in the South West. Look forward to punchy jigs and reels, played with panache and a dance caller who gets everyone involved, from ceilidh “newbies” to experienced dancers and makes sure that it’s a great fun event. A ceilidh or barn dance is a brilliant ice breaker at a wedding, birthday or family party. Want a Scottish ceilidh? The band has an excellent repertoire of Scottish tunes and the caller will include “Strip the Willow” and “The Dashing White Sergeant”. Want to go Irish? Irish jigs and reels underpin an Irish ceili, with dances such as “The Siege of Ennis” and “The Bridge of Athlone”. The ceilidh trio is led by virtuoso fiddle player, Mike Evans, supported by either guitar or accordion and a dance caller who will walk you through the dances then call out the moves as the music strikes up. Add more musicians for a larger...
Available in Cornwall
from £525.00. Based in Bristol
I am planning a 60th Birthday party for my husband to be held at the Royal British Legion Alphington, Exeter. It will have mixed ages from young children to elderly relatives would your entertainment be suitable for that?
we are having a wedding for around 90 guests and we thought before the DJ kicked in it would be fun to have a ceilidh band to liven the room and get people on their feet.
We didn't really want a slow first dance where everyone watches us shuffle round the dance floor so we thought perhaps this would be a fun thing to do with the bridesmaids and ushers.
Please could you let me know the cost of a session, how long this would be and anything else you feel we should know.
If you could email your reply to it would be appreciated.
I came across you details on Google. I am having my wedding on Sunday 9th August 2015 consisting of 100 or under. The venue is at Surbiton, Surrey.
What is the minimum of time the band will sing for and the maximum. Please provide me with the maximum and minimum charge and the duration of the performance.
Also, which kind of songs do you perform, we are looking for Iraqi/Algerian.
Hi - we are interested in having your band for our wedding which is at Babington House, Babington, Somerset on Thursday 30th June. Interested to start at 6pm for a couple of hours during the drinks reception. Can we please have a clip of the solo option as we have only heard the quartet.
Also could you please let me know how much extra it would be if javier could play the bridal entrance song which will be at 5pm.
Excited to hear from you and see a clip of you perform
wedding in a marquee in garden. 70/100 covers. wanting jus an 1 1/2 hr set from 7;30pm till 9 pm of gentle irish music to take us from our meal to the disco later in the evening whilst also evening guests are arriving.
We are getting married on 3rd September 2016 in a rustic style wedding in a marquee in a field. The wedding will be in Wimborne in Dorset.
Are you free as we love your band? If so can you please give us a quote and details of what is offered.
What an amazing day. A Mexican theme birthday party for a special birthday and special boy. Everyone arrived in fancy dress which is always a good start as were already in the mood to party. The food and even the beer was Mexican.
Mariachi Rey were amazing and were accompanied by our host Mexican dancers who were fantastic! The songs were great, everyone sang along and left the party with big smiles on their faces and a wonderful memory to cherish forever. That is surely how you measure the real success of a party.
Thank you Mariachi Rey for making this one of the best days in mine and my family's life!
Worth every penny and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants great entertainment and a cracking party. Daryl
"We hired the lads to play at an LGBT performance and clubnight celebrating Irish culture at an East London venue. They were very punctual, showing up on time for a professional soundcheck well in advance. They had a great attitude and were fantastic at getting the crowd going! They had no problem letting our performers jump in on the mic as well to do some ceilí calling and other silly things we wanted to do. Would highly recommend them for any event where you need a lively trad band. "
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