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Hire BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown for your event in Bristol

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Bristol

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from £ 350.00

CEILIDH TRIO (accordion or guitar, fiddle and dance caller) - 2 x 1 hour sets of ceilidh in a 3 hour period: £525.00.

HOEDOWN TRIO (guitar / vocals, fiddle and double bass / dance caller) - 2 x 1 hour sets of country songs and hoedown barn dancing in a 3 hour period: £525.00.

IRISH DUO (guitar / vocals and fiddle) - 2 x 1 hour sets of Irish songs and tunes in a 3 hour period: £350.00

IRISH TRIO (guitar / vocals, fiddle and accordion) - 2 x 1 hour sets of Irish songs and tunes in a 3 hour period: £525.00

(NB: PRICES ARE HIGHER DURING ST PATRICK'S WEEK.)

Additional musicians cost £175.00 a man.


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Personnel

Mike Evans, Jason Sparks, Jon Green, Alan Dyer, Johnny Morris, Pete Barnes

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

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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19 Reviews:


, Sept. 30, 2017

"Black Velvet Band provided a five piece ceilidh band and caller for the finale of the Hawkins’ team building event. We thought the room would be too big – but we were wrong! The band brought an absolute gem of a caller, who read the crowd perfectly and the dance floor was full throughout the evening. We could have done with a larger space! The band was superb and the event was enjoyed by all concerned. I thoroughly recommend the band."



, Oct. 30, 2017

"Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio provided a brilliant ceilidh for our wedding celebrations at Goldney Hall, Bristol on 12 August 2017. What a fantastic evening! The band entertained our hardy Scottish guests with well-known Scottish dances but it was most enjoyable to see English friends and family ceilidh dancing for the first time and loving it! The dances were called very clearly and were quite ambitious so there was much hilarity. It was infectious fun and everyone got involved. (The dance floor was almost too small!). Mike and the band were extremely accommodating, professional and enthusiastic. They have a huge repertoire and organised the evening flawlessly, from our first dance (Gay Gordons) to the throwing of the bouquet and the final Circassian Circle. Highly recommended."



, Oct. 30, 2017

"We booked the BVB for our wedding in April at Stonehouse Court. We specified Celtic music and they were excellent – they even learned a song for me to sing with them in two weeks flat! True musicians who really know their stuff. They were punctual and did not skimp on time – not taking lengthy breaks between songs which I know some do. A really great experience – I thoroughly recommend them."



, Oct. 30, 2017

"Thank you, guys, for finding time beforehand to rehearse with Amy, the bridegroom’s sister, who sang Elton John’s “Your Song” for the bride and groom’s 1st dance. It was beautiful and very special to have her sing their first song with accompaniment from the band. I think everyone was very moved by it (we are hoping someone filmed it but are not sure!). The dance floor was packed all evening for the ceilidh and we all had great fun – which was the intention. It was an amazing day, evening and whole weekend – we carried on the celebrations on Sunday! Thank you to Black Velvet Band for helping to make the wedding so memorable."



, Oct. 30, 2017

"Black Velvet Band Irish Duo performed at my Mum’s surprise 70th birthday. We loved the performance and didn’t want them to stop! The party was a huge success and the excellent music really helped to create the atmosphere. Thank you very much, guys!"



, Oct. 30, 2017

"Amazing night with joyous music from the band from start to finish. Very accommodating for our age span of 8 years to 80 years! Plenty of caller participation to get us all going in fun dances which everyone said made them ache the next day! I heartily recommend them. Very friendly too!"



, Oct. 30, 2017

"We have booked Black Velvet Band for our Wedding in Devon on 20th May. We were delighted to find out from Jennie that they were playing at The Water Poet in Spitalfields on St Patricks Night. Being from London, this was perfect. We arrived to a heaving pub with great Irish tunes belting out the door. The pub was packed and everyone was Irish on Friday. Black Velvet Irish Band played everything from The Wild Rover to some traditional reels and jigs. The were excellent and we cannot wait to have them play on our special day. We met with the lads after who were all so friendly and welcoming. I’ve been in a quite a few pubs on St Patrick’s Day but I’ve never experienced an atmosphere like that. The crowd were singing and dancing, Black Velvet your were fantastic, we cant wait to see you guys on 20th May 2017."



, Jan. 12, 2017

"I just wanted to say such a huge thank you for the amazing performance that you gave. You were so friendly and willing to help in any way that any nervousness about getting up to dance was immediately dismissed. I was extremely apprehensive prior to the night about how the dancing would go down, especially with my two left feet! However my worrying was in vain, what a fantastic night of dancing it was, so inclusive that any and all can get up and get involved, aged 5 or 105. You need no experience or talent, just listen to the brilliant calling, it’s all simple moves but when it comes together with all your friends and family on the night, prepare to be amazed. I can not thank the band enough for making our Wedding such a fantastic night, I have never seen so many people thoroughly enjoying themselves all at once. I can sincerely recommend the Black Velvet Band for any social occasion, your expectations will be exceeded. (10 / 10)"



, Feb. 24, 2017

"We were really pleased that we had booked the Black Velvet Ceilidh Band for a ceilidh at our daughter’s wedding at Old Down Manor. Before the event they spoke to our daughter and planned with her exactly what she would like from them, the type of music and how they would organise the evening so that she and her new husband could be ‘danced out’ at the end. On the day the band arrived in good time with all the appropriate equipment for the location. The performance was very professional, the music great and they got all the guests dancing along. The caller’s instructions were clear. So overall we were very happy and would definitely recommend them. (10 / 10) Alison Rugg"



, June 10, 2017

"Just wanted to thank the Black Velvet Band for a really great evening last Saturday. They were excellent musicians and the caller was superb (very patient with the Danish contingent who took some time to get the hang of the instructions!) What I particularly appreciate is how considerate and adaptable the band was regarding my wishes. I had lovely time and have had a lot of positive comments from my guests. (10 / 10) ​ Marianne Frosdick Bristol"



, Dec. 9, 2016

"Thank you for the wonderful ceilidh on our wedding day. Everyone had such a fun time and loved the dancing, even those of us who had never done it before! You provided just what we wanted for the special day, despite being so close to Christmas and with terrible weather, and it was a highlight of the evening. All the best! (10 / 10) Perry & Claire's Wedding Ceilidh Cheltenham Cheltenham"



, March 20, 2017

"We have booked Black Velvet Band for our Wedding in Devon on 20th May. We were delighted to find out from Jennie that they were playing at The Water Poet in Spitalfields on St Patricks Night. Being from London, this was perfect. We arrived to a heaving pub with great Irish tunes belting out the door. The pub was packed and everyone was Irish on Friday. Black Velvet Irish Band played everything from The Wild Rover to some traditional reels and jigs. The were excellent and we cannot wait to have them play on our special day. We met with the lads after who were all so friendly and welcoming. I’ve been in a quite a few pubs on St Patrick’s Day but I’ve never experienced an atmosphere like that. The crowd were singing and dancing, Black Velvet your were fantastic, we cant wait to see you guys on 20th May 2017."



, Sept. 9, 2017

"Black Velvet Irish Trio were brilliant! 500 Furey fans stomped and jigged and sang along as they waited to be photographed with Tyson! Great stuff, lads – I’m going to book you back for next year’s event."



, Dec. 20, 2017

"Many thanks to the Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio for a fantastic 21st Birthday Ceilidh. The band provided a perfect balance for the young and young-at-heart, catering for everyone from the super-lively, to wheelchair-friendly dances, which was a lovely touch. Everyone had a great time."



, Jan. 6, 2018

"A big thanks to Mike and the rest of the band for a brilliant evening. Everyone has said how much they thoroughly enjoyed it. A special thank you to Alan, the dance caller. He did a great job – quite a comedian! Finally a big thanks to the band for welcoming our fiddle-playing friend Richard into their ranks for the evening. He said he had a fantastic time. What a great party band the guys make! I’m very happy to recommend them to anyone having a bash."



, Jan. 26, 2018

"Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio were a fantastic edition to our Burns Night celebrations. From communicating before the event to the actual day, the group were professional and easy to reach. They also went above and beyond what they initially thought we wanted; agreeing to do the toast the haggis – which was met with cheers – and taking suggestions from the crowd for different dances. By the end of the night they felt like part of the ROSL family!"



, Jan. 27, 2018

"What a fantastic night of ceilidh dancing courtesy of the Black Velvet Band Trio. Nobody was able to resist dancing and the guys were the highlight of the evening for all. Thank you so much for making our evening a huge success."



, Jan. 28, 2018

"Dear Black Velvet Band, Your Ceilidh band played at a Burns Night I attended last night at MOD Corsham. They were great and got everyone up and involved. Everyone really enjoyed it."



, May 25, 2018

"Mike and Aiden played at my brothers birthday and completely made our night. The music was excellent and the guys were very professional. We can’t rate the band highly enough."


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FAQ

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.
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
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.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
BVB has PLI and PAT Test Certs, renewed annually.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, family parties and corporate events.
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.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
PA - no lighting




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