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 Essex
from £600. Based in Greater London
London ceilidh band The Spring Heeled Jacks is an exciting five-piece band delivering healthy doses of energising dance tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond. Drawn from a number of experienced dance musicians and callers, The Spring Heeled Jacks are guaranteed to make your event a memorable one.
From foot-stomping jigs to elegant waltzes, their repertoire draws on both traditional tunes and their own compositions, with a style and rhythm which is irresistibly danceable. Whether you're looking for a traditional Scottish wedding ceilidh, a fun birthday party English barn dance or even a Welsh twmpath for your community fundraisers, the Spring Heeled Jacks would love to hear from you. We are a London ceilidh band but are happy to travel.
Climax Ceilidh Band is one of the most highly experienced and respected English ceilidh bands with excellent musicians and an experienced, friendly caller.
We cover Kent, Surrey, and Sussex and can offer a range of line-ups to suit your budget.
We play a wide variety of tunes for dancing, both original and taken from traditional sources. We also have a repertoire of tunes to play between dances.
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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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 Essex
from £600. Based in Bournemouth
A collective of talented and experience dance callers and teachers who can offer barn dances, ceilidh dances and line dancing for your party or event. We can provide recorded music or bands suitable for any budget. Our unique combination of traditional barn and ceilidh dances, line dances and fun party dances will make your party truly memorable.
Our bands are very versatile covering everything from traditional tunes for ceilidh dances to country and western songs for line dancing.
John Scholey is Town Crier of Royal Tunbridge Wells and can not only be your dance caller for the evening but also you MC
We offer an add-on disco, with lights, to complete you entertainment.
Available in Essex
from £250. Based in Tunbridge Wells
We perform mainly traditional music plus anything else that takes our fancy. That might be anything from Lily the Pink and My Old Man’s a Dustman to the themes from Captain Pugwash or Blackadder and maybe even Blueberry Hill or the Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We set out to entertain you and we love it when people get up and dance. We play at lots of Ceilidhs for Weddings and significant birthday events.
We are based in Newick and play many local events and sessions throughout Sussex with occasional ventures to Kent, Surrey and the nearer bits of London
Price for the full team with caller is £650 which includes for a full PA and local area travelling. We have an eclectic background so musical adventures are always on the cards
Available in Essex
from £400. Based in East Sussex
We are a family of musicians playing a mix of English Irish and Scottish. Suitable for all abilities including complete beginners, we include a caller and teach the dances first. We can go as at fast or slow a pace as you wish.
All the traditional dances Gay Gordon's Strip the Willow Virginia Reel Blaydon Races Lucky 7 Circassian circle etc
We play as a 4 or 5 piece band violin keyboard ukulele / mandolin / bass
We can do waltzes for free dancing and tunes from Jane Austin era eg Mr Beveridges Maggot. lots of Morris dance tunes and a collection of Orkney melodies.
We can play special requests including Happy Birthday All you need is love most things can be sourced.
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...
Hello, my partner and i are looking for a string quartet to perform at our wedding, for around 2-3 hours.
The wedding venue is creeksea place in Essex.
The ceremony will take place at the church across the road, where we would ideally like you to play whilst people would be being seated, then for the entrance & exit.
Then, everyone will walk over to the Manor House, where again we would like you to play in the gardens whilst everyone is enjoying a celebratory drink!
Thanks in advance
Hi there it will be a party for my mum and dad. It will be located at my sisters farm in an outside marque. Thorpe-Le-soken, Colchester. They are looking for a 60's band with music before in interval and after also. The times are just estimated as we have not finalised it yet. Than you for your time.
We run a community facebook page which is aimed at the elderly residents in our borough, our aim is to give the elderly community a purpose and help them maintain a good quality of life, so offten they are forgotten and we want to give them a night to remember, and would ask if you and your colleagues would entertain them for a 40s night of the best music that was around in that era.
We are looking for a fun and engaging soul band for our wedding. Our maximum budget is £1,000 and have already been in contact with numerous bands and have some quotes but looking for the best band. We would ideally like to have a band with a sax player included.
Please let us know your availability and price.
Just looking for some quotes. We would like a band that can sing and play some traditional Irish tunes. E.G. Tell me ma, seven drunken nights, fields of Athenry, country roads, the gambler, Irelands in the stream, fairy tale of new York...... This would be for a wedding in Eastbourne 2016. Thanks
70th birthday in large marque at nant hall hotel .it has resident dj and great PA system. I only want MO TOWN sound and am happy with 2 x 45min spots. The venue is on coast road in,with very easy access from the A
Evening band playing a set of upbeat acoustic/folk tunes is the priority. As an addition, ideally, would like a second set towards the end of the night of more obvious 'party' tunes but understand that may not be everyone's thing. Also, option to provide pre recorded music between/after sets, but no worries if this isn't something you offer.
We had an absolutely fabulous time and mariachi rey were brilliant! Very professional and great fun from start to finish. They had pre warned me that they may be a few minutes late depending on traffic and they were very good at keeping me up to date with their estimated arrival time. They were very promt, very good, and very accommodating. Would highly recommend them. Everyone at my party commented on them and I think they made my party without a doubt. Thank you.
The Blags played at our wedding recently in Lichfield, they had travelled up from London especially. We were really impressed with their set and talent. I would highly recommend for an occasion. All our guests commented on how fantastic they sounded. So happy we booked them.