Black Velvet Band - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

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Black Velvet Band - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

'Black Velvet' Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh, ceili, barn dance or hoedown? Black Velvet Band is simply the best! Expect top quality musicianship and a specialist dance-caller who will make sure you have a great time!
From: £595 per event
Black Velvet Band - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

'Black Velvet' Band Play Mix of Folky Pop & Gypsy Jazz

BVB gives you a Nashville country-style "take" on the American Country tradition combined with Parisian "Hot Club" Gypsy Jazz. Swing jazz meets Gypsy and Klezmer. Great entertainment!
From: £595 per event
Black Velvet Band - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Black Velvet Band Trio Playing Irish Folk Music

'Black Velvet Band' Irish Trio gives you a top-quality performance. High-energy musicianship combined with a splendid rapport with the audience guarantees you a great night!
From: £595 per event
Black Velvet Band - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

'Black Velvet Band' Irish Duo

If you're looking for a dose of "the craig", 'Black Velvet Band' Irish Duo is the band for you! It's a superb night of traditional Irish fun - great songs laced with jigs and reels.
From: £395 per event
Black Velvet Band - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

'Black Velvet' Gypsy Duo Perform a Wide Variety of Styles

Black Velvet Band Gypsy Duo presents a versatile mix of Light Classical, Klezmer, jigs and reels, and exciting Gypsy Jazz. Outdoor acoustic strolling performance.
From: £395 per event

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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 Rockabilly songs and includes a dance caller to organise a Hoedown barn dance with plenty of “Yee Hahs” and “Dos-y-Does”! The band comes dressed in hill-billy cowboy style. It’s the perfect combination for a Wild West themed event. Trio performs a mix of American country songs and hoedown style barn dancing

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Rebekah James

Dec. 2, 2023

Black Velvet came to play at our Christmas Party for our CrossFit Gym held in the farmhouse on the site; they were easy and helpful to deal with from the start; everything clear and simple to follow. The performance was perfect for the occasion and Mike and his colleague were easy going and a pleasure to have around. They spent time with a guest who wanted to learn how to play one of the instruments and were great for getting people up and dancing. Thoroughly recommend Black Velvet!

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Kathryn Asbalom

Nov. 10, 2023

A great band, very flexible in meeting our needs on the evening to ensure everyone had the best time possible

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Sept. 16, 2023

Excellent, all our guess enjoyed every minute of it , would recommend to anyone, worth every penny, thank you so much.

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Mario Burke

July 30, 2023

Absolutely perfect for my evening. The crowd loved them. Thank you.

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Christian Colson

July 22, 2023

The admin was easy. The process of contacting the band was smooth. The cost was made clear.
The band was great and they tailored the music to suit our group and encouraged people to join in. Lovely manner and professional. Very experienced caller and musicians. Alan was the caller, Norman was playing the accordion and Mike was on the fiddle 😜
Enthusiastic comments and praise from all our guests. Several potential enquiries regarding bookings will hopefully follow. We couldn't have wished for a better way to celebrate our special anniversary.
Every thanks to the Black Velvet Ceilidh Band,
Christian and Helen (Cheltenham)

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Brendan Malone

June 24, 2023

The 3 chaps that make up this band were fantastic on the night, I've had nothing but compliments from the many people in attendance.
The music they played was perfect, my 80 year old Irish father who's party it was hasn't stopped smiling since Satyrday night.
They actually learnt a song which is one of his favourites for the night.
And it went down very well.
I would recommend the lads to my friends and family events in the future for sure.
Many thanks.



  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Weddings, family parties and corporate events.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Featured on TV in the 2nd season of Sky TV's "Agatha Raisin" Spoof Crime Drama. BBC IKEA National Trust Bristol City Council Royal Air Force Royal Navy Holiday Inn

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    PA - no lighting

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    BVB has PLI and PAT Test Certs, renewed annually.

  • How much space do you require?

    A performance area of approx. 12 ft x 6 ft is required for the band, with at least one 13 amp socket near the performance space. A firm flat dance-floor approx 4m x 5m is required for a ceilidh.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    If suitable for an acoustic line-up, the band will be happy to play it for you. If not, please supply the version of your choice saved to phone/tablet and the guys will play it through the PA.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    The Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio (comprising accordion or guitar, fiddle and dance caller) provides 2 x 1 hour sets of ceilidh in a three hour period. Background music of a similar style is provided through the PA for 30 mins before the 1st set and in the break between the sets.

Set List/Services


Black Velvet Band
Dirty Old Town
Fairytale Of New York
Fields Of Athenry
Follow Me Up To Carlow
Green Fields Of France
I'll Tell Me Ma
Lakes Of Pontchartrain
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Muirshin Durkin
Ride On
Sally Gardens
Seven Drunken Nights
Spanish Lady
Star Of The County Down
The Irish Rover
Town I Loved So Well
Whiskey In The Jar
Wild Mountain Thyme
Wild Rover
....and plenty more....


Around The World For Sport
Belfast Polka
Fairy Dance
Fiery Clockface
Ger The Rigger
Irish Washerwoman
John Ryan's Reel
Merrily Kiss The Quaker
May Moon
Morrison's Jig
Soldier's Joy
The Gobbio
The Rocky Road To Dublin
Trip Upstairs
....and plenty more....


Atholl Highlanders
Cameron McFadyean
Dashing White Sergeant
Devil Among The Tailors
Down The Glen
East Neul Of Fife
Flower Of Scotland
Flowers Of Edinburgh
Gay Gordons
Mairie's Wedding
Peter Street
Prince Charlie
Scotland The Brave
The Haughs Of Cromdale
The Mason's Apron
....and plenty more....


Achy-Breaky Heart
Always On My Mind
Bad Moon Rising
Bile Dem Cabbage Down (Instrumental)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Suede Shoes
Bye Bye Love
Can't Hold Out
Chattanooga Cho Cho
Country Roads
Dance The Night Away
Donkey Reel (Instrumental)
Don't Fence Me In
Durang’s Reel (Instrumental)
Folsom Prison Blues
Galway Girl
Goodnight Irene
Hello Mary Lou
Hey, Good-Lookin’
Huckleberry Hornpipe (Instrumental)
Hound Dog
I Love You Because
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
King Of The Road
Raining In My Heart
Snowball (Instrumental)
Stand By Me
Sunshine Hornpipe (Instrumental)
The Wanderer
Truck Drivin’ Man
Turkey In The Straw (Instrumental)
You Are My Sunshine
You Lied and Cheated
You Win Again
Your Cheatin’ Heart