BARNSTORMERS CEILIDH BAND

Exeter
From: £500.00
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Reviews: 3
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Price from: £500.00
Prices are negotiable as we can play as a 2,3 or 4 piece band depending on size of venue and budget,if very local you save £25 on travel expences

Barnstormers is a Devon based 4 piece English Country Dance Band with a professional dance Caller who is also fluent in French (ideal for French Twinning parties) with a musical line up of Melodian,Fiddle,Bass Guitar,Acoustic Guitar and Flute. (Drummer at extra cost if required) Barnstormers have been perfoming for over 12 years as this line up and we have many years experience playing for other bands as well.We have our own full house PA with some stage lighting,Public liability insurance and do our utmost to make sure everyone of all ages and abilities has a great time whatever your celebration

3 Reviews
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Mairi Whiting

25 Feb 2017

Dear Colin

Thank you very much for a lovely evening on 25th February. We have had so many positive comments from the guests who all thought your band was wonderful. Helen did a fantastic job at 'calling' with exactly the right level of humour! Everyone enjoyed the music and relaxed atmosphere. Nick was very happy with his 50th birthday party. Thank you for making it such a successful occasion.

With best wishes from Mairi Whiting

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CHRIS AND ANGELA

30 Sep 2017

Hello once again Colin just a quick email thanking you all for such a

great night of music and dance. Angela and i were so happy with how it

all went and thank you for letting my son sing a song it went very

well if there is a Webb site that we can leave any comments please let

us know we would be very happy to do so as you greatly deserve it many

thanks again

Chris Angela

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YORK AND SARABELLA

24 Jun 2017

Hi Colin

Thank you to you ALL for your wonderful performance last Saturday – great music and calling, all very efficiently undertaken which made a good contribution to the wedding festivities

Regards

York & Sarabella

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FAQ
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Usually one break required for around 30 minutes...mostly for the benefit of the dencers
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Depends what your favourite tune is...theres a lot of music out there
  • How much space do you require?
    Minumum 4x2 metres,although we have played in under a staircase before and in someones hall...We play in whatever space is provided
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes we have £5 million PLI PAT Testing done every three years... New PA system being purchased 2018
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes Currently using a 400w PA with 8 Channel Power Mixer Amp with Playback facilities for Iphone/MP3 or CD player Sound to light 4 gang coloured lighting system by Kam
  • How long do you play for?
    Up to 3.5 Hours (If you can dance that long)
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    By Cheque payable to Colin Wison 7 Hele Road Bradninch Devon EX5 4QZ By BACS Sort 30-93-14 Acc 00867945 In cash on the night before we play
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings,Birthdays,Anniversaries,Retirement parties, Festival Dances and public dances
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Extremely reliable,cost competative as we always try to work with peoples budget,we can also sing,our Caller can do clog dancing,we do original acoustic music with bits of jazz,we like to think we can deliver special requests,especially for weddings and birthdays. We have been musicians for over 40 years and have been on tours with rock and blues bands as well as indie acoustic,plus session musicinship and recording artists. Set up time record is 7 minutes
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Performing at Powderham Castle for the Earl of Devon, Folk Festivals, performing for the Antiques Road Show when they came to Exeter,Exeter University Great Hall,Royal Navel College at Dartmouth....all of them big gigs but we love doing the small venues for familys who just want a good knees up and lots of fun
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    English Country Dance band with a hint of Scottish and French and a bit of Swedish, 4 musicans plus bi-lingual Caller who also plays Flute playing traditional dance tunes with bits of Blue Grass,Reggea and Rock rythms woven into the tunes. All of the band are semi or full time professional musicians with diverse musical experience over many years.


Set List/Services

English country dance and lots of them ....here is a popular selection

Four around four 32 jig

Easy Sicilian 32 jig or polka

Buttered peas 32 – h’pipe

Coming round the mountain! 32 jigs

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