BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Bristol, Avon
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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 toe-tapping jigs and reels.
From: £395 per event
BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Black Velvet Band - Gypsy Duo

Black Velvet Band Gypsy Duo presents a versatile mix of Light Classical, Klezmer, jigs and reels and exciting Gypsy Jazz. Outdoor acoustic strolling performance is available in the Summer.
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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Black Velvet Band - Gypsy Jazz, Folky Pop & Hillbilly Hoedown Trio

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 - Ceilidh Trio

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

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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

47 Reviews
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Emma Marsden

Oct. 9, 2021

We had a joint 50th & 80th birthday party. Black Velvet were fantastic. Great musicians and made the Barn dance run smoothly. We had ages from 5 to 80 and they tailored everything perfectly. Made it a birthday to remember

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David Rees

June 19, 2021

The Black Velvet Band trio were extremely talented musicians who delivered a good range of Irish tunes to a very high standard, although surprisingly not the song "The Black Velvet Band"!
Overall they provided a great nights entertainment, I think there could have been a little more interaction with the audience, but I would recommend them to anyone wanting to hold an Irish themed night. Unfortunately we were not allowed dancing due to restrictions, once these are lifted the night would be even better.

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gwen ward

June 6, 2021

I booked this band for my mums 80th. A small family gathering in the back garden. The band were fantastic and my mum was up dancing. A rare and happy sight. 😍

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Robin Tyler

July 4, 2020

Hi Jennie

We had a great evening and the band was perfect!

Thank you for all your help and maybe we will do the same again when we are 65 in 4 years time!!

Kind regards


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Sanneke Kottier

Feb. 8, 2020

Thank you so much for making our wedding the party of the year - everyone loved the music!
Black Velvet Band played at our wedding reception and they were brilliant. I had worried whether people would want to dance to Irish music but I shouldn't have. Everyone loved the music! We had a real proper Irish Hooley, with lots of dancing, singing-along and some humour in-between. As this was a marriage of cultures (English, Irish and Dutch) we were also touched that the band played a couple of traditional Dutch songs, allowing the Dutch to have a good sing-along as well. And when my dad asked if they could accompany him for a song to sing after his speech, it was no problem. The guys in the band are proper musicians who can play what the crowd needs to keep the party fuelled. The only complaint I have had is from my knees - which are still complaining, even after 4 days rest! Next time, I will wear trainers.

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Phyllis Steele

Oct. 26, 2019

Thank you so much for being able to accommodate us on the wedding of my son! What with atrocious weather causing extensive flooding that weekend and having to postpone the wedding from the Saturday night until the Sunday, we were more than grateful that the band was still willing and able to perform on the Sunday. Great music and excellent calling made the evening, with all participants thoroughly enjoying themselves - sometimes with a little over enthusiasm!
I highly recommend this band to any future clients booking. The band were more than helpful - especially Jennie with all my questions and the band on the day were superb. All good wishes, Phyllis Steele



  • 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