BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Bristol, Avon
From: £350.00
Verified bookings: 33
Reviews: 42
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Price from: £350.00

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

42 Reviews
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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

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Jacqueline

Sept. 21, 2019

Really friendly. Engaged with the audience it was a great night and we would definitely book them again.

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Sarah Tubridy

Sept. 28, 2019

Great night of dancing, the band encouraged everyone up on the floor and great fun was had by all. Thank you

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Octavia

June 7, 2019

Black Velvet were excellent and really added to our Irish themed evening. Lots of very traditional music. The guys were very flexible and last minute added in a Ceili set without prior knowledge which was appreciated by all and added to the fun of the evening. Very highly recommended.

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Ben Hawkes

April 6, 2019

A great bunch of lads who made our wedding reception swing. Their set was exactly what we wanted and set exactly the right atmosphere. They even let me take the mic for 2 songs. Which they probably regretted within seconds! A great choice for any kind of party.

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Hannah

Feb. 16, 2019

We absolutely loved having Black Velvet Band play our wedding ceilidh at Clearwell Castle. My husband is from Scotland so we wanted a traditional Scottish ceilidh feel with some of the classics, and we were not disappointed! We had a good feeling about Black Velvet band from the moment we booked them - and sure enough, Mike and the guys were absolutely fantastic and made our evening party a huge success. The band were great and the instructions on the ceilidh dances were so helpful; even those of our party who may not have normally danced were up there loving life on the dancefloor. The fun and friendly atmosphere they created was just fab and so different from your 'usual' evening do. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceilidh and some said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We would 100% book the band again and recommend them to friends. Thank you for contributing to the best day of both our lives. Love from Hannah and Deryk x

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FAQ
  • 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

IRISH SONGS

Black Velvet Band
Carrickfergus
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....

IRISH JIGS AND REELS

Around The World For Sport
Belfast Polka
Fairy Dance
Fiery Clockface
Foxhunters
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....

SCOTTISH CEILIDH TUNES

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....

AMERICAN HOEDOWN SONGS

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
Diggy-Liggy-Lo
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
Moondance
Raining In My Heart
Shine
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

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