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Stomping Boondocks

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! Ceremony...

Available in Dorset from £600. Based in Bournemouth

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Reviews 13

Blag

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

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Reviews 18

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

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

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Reviews 1

Kilcannon

Kilcannon Irish Band is a high-energy group of experienced and talented musicians. The band plays a mixture of contemporary and traditional Irish music in a unique and lively style. Band members are based in Hampshire but will travel for any type of event if financially viable. Kilcannon can perform as a duo, trio or four-piece as required. All band members have experience of many types of events and venues ranging from pubs and small family parties to international festivals and TV/Radio appearances. The Kilcannon repertoire is generally traditional Irish songs and tunes played by the likes of the Dubliners, Fureys and Clancy Brothers, as well as more contemporary songs from the likes of the Pogues, Steve Earle, the Saw Doctors and Goats Don’t Shave. Kilcannon also has the ability to provide dance music and calling for Ceilidh events and weddings. Kilcannon provide all (fully PAT certified) sound equipment, plus lighting if required, and the...

Available in Dorset from £450. Based in Winchester

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Irish Band The O'Marleys

We're a great fun band playing Irish and Scottish music with amusing little stories to compliment the tunes. A night with us will have you smiling and dancing and singing along. Think of The Dubliners and you'll be close to our sound and music. We play weddings, parties, wakes, festivals and ceilidh events as well as your local pub. Featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar and bodhran we all sing. We can arrange a caller for a Ceilidh if needed. Songs include Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover, Dirty Old Town, The Black Velvet Band and The Seven Drunken Nights among many others. In addition we add songs from Scotland and the USA if you would like a wider mix, including songs by Johnny Cash and Andy Stewart. Jigs reels and hornpipes include King of the Faries, the Masons Apron, Drowsy Maggie, Marie's Wedding and Scotland the Brave. We have two albums out at the moment, both available on I tunes and Spotify, and we have played widely across the west count...

Available in Dorset from £450. Based in Exeter

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Reviews 4

Sgt Gavin Henderson's Trio

This trio of likeminded musicians formed in early 2017, and have already made their mark with their upcoming group. Coming from projects of their own (TEYR, Crossharbour, Céilí Max), Tad Sargent (GUITAR, BOUZOUKI, BODHRAN, VOCALS), James Gavin (FIDDLE, GUITAR) and Dominic Henderson (UILLEANN PIPES, WHISTLES, VOCALS) blend their intrigue with new sounds with the old styles of the music they grew up with. Born in London, Tad, James and Dominic having grown up playing on the session circuit as accomplished musicians in their own right, and also having taught extensively in their fields, now turn their heads towards hitting stages at events around the country with a new, exciting, and vibrant sound. Their music has been described as "Ear Candy For The Gods" by Bill Barclay (Director Music at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and Guardian Columnist). Between them, the lads have played at venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall, The Union Chap...

Available in Dorset from £1200. Based in London

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Reviews 2

Ceili Max

WE ARE CÉILÍ MAX London based Ceílí Max is a group of the most talented and vibrant young musicians from the London area and is available to play Irish and Scottish traditional music for any event, from céilídh dancing and private events, to corporate functions. If you are hosting an event of any kind and are looking for a dynamic and lively musical element then Céilí Max is perfect for you! Ask us about our Bhangra Ceilidh option! “A céilídh band in London that features All Ireland Champions, Globe Theatre musicians, with a total of 12 studio albums (each of critical acclaim) collectively. You would struggle to find a ceilidh band anywhere (let alone London!) with such a lineup!”

Available in Dorset from ££670. Based in Greater London

Verified bookings 0
Reviews 10

Fiddle & Flute Contemporary Rock Folk Irish Scottish

Stunning instrumental versions of songs and melodies / tunes to backing tracks - Overall sound is ... “like having a band, just without the vocalist / lyrics!” ... Folk, Irish, Scottish, ‘Celtic’, Folk, Country, Contemporary, Rock, Rock n Roll, Pop, something for everyone... … 5 string Fiddle (Violin), Flute, Whistle REVIEWS: For previous reviews from another online site (not allowed to provide link) see end of this section, click 'show more' Experienced multi-instrumentalist and tutor with an MA and BA (Music). Previous performances in all sorts of venues from swanky Golf Clubs to 5* Hotels. 'Self-contained' - Professional quality BOSE PA and related equipment. Excellent sound. Ideal for all sorts of events: Birthday parties in private residences to Weddings in 5* Hotels, to Care Homes ... daytime or evening Company Events / functions, Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast, Birthday Parties - Also: Engageme...

Available in Dorset from £enquire. Based in East Sussex

Verified bookings 3
Reviews 1

Absolute

Absolute are a party band who love what they do. This band love's a good party and thrive on a great audience and make sure their music creates the mood for a great occasion. Available from a 5 to 7 piece line up, the band can tailor sets for your event whether you like rock, pop or funk or fancy an Irish folky theme for a good ‘ole Jig. From The Police to Bruno Mars to Maroon 5 to Stevie wonder to Justin Timberlake to The Killers to to Duran Duran, there’s something there for everyone. The band is fully self sufficient providing your wedding with a quality state of the art P.A system and professional lighting rig to cater for up to 200 people. The band can also out source staging, dance floors and PA systems to suite much bigger gatherings. Mixed party music can be played before between and after the live sets. Set times consist of 2 x 1 hours or 3 x 40 minutes with an extra 30 minutes or 1 hour set available at an additional fee. Th...

Available in Dorset from £1400. Based in London

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Scatter the Mud

Scatter the Mud are an exciting new Irish Band from North West England. They feature award winning, professional musicians Bev Whelan, Ben Farmer and Paul Beevers, playing a variety of contemporary and traditional tunes and songs ideal for any event. All members have a background in the traditional music and songs of Ireland. They include two callers in Ben and Bev, if a ceili dance (Irish version of ceilidh) is what you're after and have a wide variety of dances from Ireland, Scotland, England and beyond and they can also an Irish step dancer if required. PA, Lighting and Insurance are included as standard for no extra fee.

Available in Dorset from £450. Based in Lancaster

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Corporate Function - Dorset, Dorset

I work for a PR agency in Poole and we are organising an 18th anniversary beach BBQ on Sandbanks beach, which will take place on Thursday 30 June from 6pm to 9pm and we are currently looking for musical entertainment. As we will be on the beach I am looking for musicians who do not require a power supply. It would be good to find out about an acoustic guitar and vocalist duo.

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Wedding - Dorset, Dorset

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Community Event - Dorset, Dorset

Hello, I am wondering if you are available for a Brazilian themed community event in Boscombe High Street, Bournemouth on Friday 5th August from 12-3pm? We have some Latin American dance workshops, face painting and are hoping to include some music to the event. I look forward to hearing from you. All the best Dominique

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Community Event - Dorset, Dorset

Hello, I am wondering if you are available for a Brazilian themed community event in Boscombe High Street, Bournemouth on Friday 5th August from 12-3pm? We have some Latin American dance workshops, face painting and are hoping to include some music to the event. I look forward to hearing from you. All the best Dominique

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Birthday party (adult) - Dorset, Dorset

A few hours of rocky pop music. Budget of 250 max. At kings head hotel wimborne for my 40th birthday party

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Other Event - Dorset, Dorset

I am contacting you on behalf of Animal Farm Adventure Park. We are holding a Kid Fest on 8th and 9th April 2017. We want to make this years even bigger and better! We have come across you guys and think you would make a great addition to our event! Please could you give me some details of what you have to offer, whether or not you are available for that weekend, and what prices we would be looking at?

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Wedding reception - Dorset, Dorset

Hi - Im looking for an acoustic band / soloist preferable grass roots, USA country or similar - prefer male voice or group. We are having a small garden wedding reception. This is a surprise for my fiance :-)

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Birthday party (adult) - Weymouth, Dorset

Marque or outside weather depending at Weymouth and Portland rugby club, it is the day after our wedding to celebrate Hannah's 40th.

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Wedding - Poole, Dorset

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. thanks

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Wedding - Christchurch, Dorset

I am looking for a band to play for 2-3 hours between 6pm-9pm at my wedding. Need to do a variety of music - e.g. crowded house, REM, ocean colour scene, perhaps some Irish music - new or old.. a good range for all ages if possible. Please let me know. I have a DJ coming later and he has offered to let the band use his speakers if needed.

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Wedding - Bournemouth, Dorset

It's a Wedding in June 2017. It's held outside although in Capri Marquees. Very relaxed, no special themes or requirements. Looking for a band who are looking to having fun and play some excellent music for us all to dance to

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£750.00

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Other Event - Christchurch, Dorset

We are having a party to celebrate the Queen's birthday and would like Beverley sister/ Andrews sister style of music for the event

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£600.00

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Birthday party (kids) - Bath, Somerset

My daughter will be 16 so it will be a party in our garden for her friends aged 16-19 about 40 of them. Or we could have it in our local village hall.

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£500.00

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Anniversary - Alton, Hampshire

My parents 30th anniversary - the event starts at 7pm but we would like the band to play from 9pm-11pm. Setup time is 6pm. I know this is short notice but please can you get back to me with any suggestions!

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Private party - Basingstoke, Hampshire

Its private 40th wedding anniversary party. We need live music for a few hours from about 7-11 for everyone to dance to.

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Referring to your request for testimonials about Spinach For Norman's performances please find below some quotes: 1. Wow! What a spectacular evening you gave us. our guests are all converted ceilidh fans - a lot of them had never tried one before and they absolutely loved it. I'm sure you felt the atmosphere too - such joy and celebration was a real high for everyone. Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and time. We will never forget the magic you created for us - thank you so much. 2. We would like to say a massive and sincere THANK YOU to you all for playing and calling at our wedding at Dartington. We both had such, such good fun - it was my most enjoyable part of the day, and every time I looked around on the dance floor everyone I saw had a massive grin on their (sweaty!) faces. Quite a few non-dancers even got up a few times, so you must have had quite an effect on them! I hope that we'll be able to come along to one of your dances again soon, or perhaps organize one for our friends and family at some point in the future. 3. I would like to start by saying that we can't recommend this band highly enough. They played at our wedding in June this year. Not only are they a group of extremely talented musicians but they are very friendly and helpful as well. The quality of music is excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. My family are Greek, so at the wedding, during the band's break, we thought we would play a CD of some Greek music and dance to it. We couldn't get the CD to work but the band had figured out the tune, so, during their break they played it for us. which was just amazing. We are still so thankful to them! Natasha and I would like to thank you personally for how amazing you were that night and for making the night so personal and memorable for us. Thank you!








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