BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Bristol
From: £350.00
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Price 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.

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 ac...

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Andrew

6 Oct 2018

Had these guys along for my recent wedding as we wanted something that would be inclusive for all people attending to get involved in. the band were all that I could hope for. they got people up dancing and laughing, and everyone who attended said how much they enjoyed. thank you for being a part of our big day :)

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Alice Martin

10 Nov 2018

The Black Velvet Dance Band were very good musicians, but there was only two of them who turned up and I was led to believe there would be three ? So it was more of a "duo". I was told to expect them at 6:30pm to set up and play background music but they were late and we all got a bit concerned, including the caller. Their own s...

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Janet

30 Oct 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 film...

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Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Quartet – Combined 25th Wedding Anniversary, 21st & 18th Birthday Ceilidh – June 2018 by Emma Bartley

23 Jun 2018

What a fabulous party we had with everyone entering into the spirit of the ceilidh! The music was great and the caller was exceptionally patient with the disproportionate number of young men at the party. It was a really mixed crowd – plenty of teens and twenties, through to those in their eighties. The dance floor was full thro...

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Harriet's 21st Birthday Ceilidh by Andrew Gurnham

20 Dec 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.

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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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