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!
Booking us for your wedding? Here is some more info!
Your wedding day is important to you, and it’s important to know that everything is in hand.
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 Dorset
from £600. Based in Bournemouth
Blag play a variety of Celtic and World music, from Irish Ballads and Scottish Jigs to Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz. They perform regularly in Britain and in festivals throughout Europe. All the musicians in the group are professionals that have trained at music college, made records and have performed on both T.V. and radio, including being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4.
Michael Pinsky started playing the fiddle at six. He has played in folk groups in Scotland from the age of 11 who’s members have become players in leading Scottish bands such a ‘Capercaille’ and ‘Shoogleniffty’ and with leading jazz players such a Courtney Pine in the ‘Grand Union Orchestra’. His ability to play both folk and jazz creates a unique fiddle style.
David Morgan played acoustic guitar with ‘Golage’, in Brighton, which later formed ‘Stomp’ an extremely successful percussion, performance group that have toured the world, playing on Broadway in New York and th...
Available in Dorset
from £600. Based in Greater London
THE CEILIDH TRIO ...... Black Velvet Band Ceilidh 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 from accordion or guitar and fiddle and a dance caller who gets everyone involved and makes sure that it’s a great fun event. The band has an excellent repertoire of Scottish, Irish and English dances and tunes and can tailor the style to suit your requirements. ...... THE IRISH DUO OR TRIO ...... Led by virtuoso fiddle player Mike Evans, Black Velvet Band Irish Duo or Trio gives you “The Craic” and some! All the well-known Irish songs that everyone knows and loves are included in the performance, along with upbeat Irish jigs and reels that will fill the dance-floor in no time, combined with plenty of the blarney to keep everyone amused. ....... THE HOEDOWN TRIO ...... The Black Velvet Band Hoedown Trio presents a great mix of Nashville-style American R...
Available in Dorset
from £350.00. Based in Bristol
The Amycrofters Band is led by Andrew on accordion. He is a very experienced dance musician. The band has been delighting Ceilidh and Barn dancers since 2002. Andrew is accompanied by his wife June, who plays keyboard and banjolele. She adds further rhythm, phrasing and variety to the sound of the accordion.
The couple often play as a duo. This makes them less expensive and more flexible than larger groups. With their lively foot tapping, varied sound, this is a popular option with organisers. If required the Amycrofters are fortunate to be able to call on the services of other talented instrumentalists, such as violinists, and mandolin, banjo and guitar players. They are then known as the Amycrofters Plus.
The band provides full PA equipment tailored to the needs of the event, however large or small. We provide our own stage lighting if necessary. Equipment is safety tested and the band has full public liability insurance. Stage setup and ...
Dawntreader are a powerful and dynamic Ceilidh Band (Barn Dance, Folk Band) with Caller.
We are a 3 piece Ceilidh Band playing English, Irish, Scottish and some European music. Our mix of traditional folk music with strong melodies and powerful rhythms is ideally suited to Ceilidh and Barn Dances.
Debs, our Caller has 15 yrs of experience in Calling with Ceilidh Bands and has Dances to suit all abilities, including some fun dances for the little ones. She has been the resident Caller with the Dawntreaders since 2009, and has grown with the Band into a highly professional Wedding Ceilidh Caller, although she is equally at home with a local village hall Party. (check the review from The Royal Marines Burns Night recently)
Our Musicians are :-
Lynn Fiddle : I don't need to say much about her playing, the music sample speaks for itself. She is a gifted Musician with ability rarely seen at this level. She plays a 5 string Fiddle, which gives...
Available in Dorset
from £450. 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.
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.
Wedding at the Italian villa in poole dorset, We would required the 4 piece band to perform two sets with a break in between where we would like a playlist to be on. Also what do the band normally recommend for after their final set? As there will be no dj at the venue.
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?
Hi my name is,
Me and my partner mark have booked our wedding for sat 24th sep and are looking for a live music band just like yours to perform on the night.
The wedding reception will be held at:
The verve event space
Please could you quote for 3x40mins
I run a pub in hampshire and it is a very well known pub for live music, it has 2 bars and i think the modfathers are brilliant, would love to have them play here and would love a quote from you, many thanks and look forward to hearing from you
Winter ball Charity event for local school for children on the autistic spectrum will be held at boringdon golf club including 3 course meal photo booth, raffle , auction this is the first winter ball our charity has organised so want some amazing entertainment that people won't forget but reasonably priced as all for charity we are expecting 300-350 people to attend
We are not in Bristol.. The request form, just doesn't have anywhere close to choose.
I came across your page on this site. We quite like your music.
We are planing a wedding in a tipi, in a tiny village in Cumbria. Its about an hour from Leeds.
Weddings are expensive, so we were staring to think we might not be able to get a band. We really want to. This page suggests you might do it for £400? Its not totally about price. There are plenty bands that will work for less than you that we wouldn't want to have.
Anyways, give me a shout if you can help.
Many thanks to Steve for providing the entertainment for my birthday party. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a small party for about 40, which included kids.
Steve arrived on time, set up and pretty much set the pace for the party. He was funny and very entertaining. Plenty of audience participation. I would 100% recommend him again. A great singer and musician. We had a great time thanks to Steve Roxton.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Mariachi Tequila band, they were brilliant!! They timed it to perfection entering the room after the speeches, it was such a great surprise to all our guests who loved them! Thank you all so much!
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