A.C.B.1 are a new and exciting band based in mostly in Exeter and Taunton. They are available to provide music for Barn Dances, Ceilidhs or Contras in Devon and Somerset. They will also play for festivals nationally.
Playing an exciting mix of energetic tunes for both contra dances and ceilidhs. If you want a social dance band with life and rhythm then A.C.B.1 stand out from the crowd.
Most of all, the band members love to play, dance and have fun; you are sure to catch our enthusiasm. The band consists of a core of flute, fiddle and guitar supported by Bodhran. Their caller also plays a Cajon to add to the mix and we have a guest recorder player.
ACB1 are the house band of the Abacus Entertainment Agency Scotland.
A dance caller with recorded music option is also available as a more economically priced option than a full band.
A completely self-contained Ceilidh, Barn & Line Dance package with/or without a FREE Western or Party Disco. All you need to do is find the hall and add your guests for a fun-filled event of unparalleled fun. Giving you the maximum "wow" factor at minimal cost, S.B is the ideal prescription for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and even charity fund-raisers - in fact any event which needs to appeal to a wide range of ages and abilities.
The secret is not simply that S.B.1 gives you the best of all worlds in a single package; it also features one or both of the two most experienced callers in the country. Between them, they have taught well over 220 thousand people of all ages to dance, including single-sex groups, the disabled and elderly frail. Why not experience the experience that level of expertise brings for yourself?
this vey funny comical four
band speciality band comedy band are really great to be booked to to entertain for a really different celebration or something extra special as can be seen from
their sample audio tracks.
W.T.1 are a professional and talented Ceilidh band with many years' experience specialising in traditional music in pubs and clubs, and at schools, colleges, festivals, weddings, parties and corporate functions.
One of the most popular, versatile, successful and affordable traditional Ceilidh bands based in London, W.T.1 perform live Irish, Scottish, English and American music, dance and songs throughout South East England and beyond. They go out as anything from a duo to a six-piece amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. Founded in 1998 the band has many years success including performances for Mick Jagger and Robert Smith of The Cure.
The Mason's Apron
Probably the best value barn dance & ceilidh band in the South West of England, L.O.R is a Forest Of Dean based Folk, Irish & Country band from Coleford, Glos.
They play all over South West England & Wales, including Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Bristol & Cardiff.
L.O.R play & call for Barn Dances & Ceilidhs or provide foot-stomping musical entertainment for parties & weddings, pubs & social clubs, Irish & Scottish theme nights & more.
All together with 120 songs of all different musical styles which easily provides a comprehensive song and set list.
S.4.N is a long-established West Country folk band. They've been fuelling ceilidhs, barn-dances, weddings and all kinds of celebrations with jigs, reels and heart-broken airs for years. And they're proud to say that almost every booking has followed a recommendation from a satisfied customer.
FOR YOUR CELEBRATION, BARN DANCE, WEDDING, BURNS NIGHT, ST PATRICKS NIGHT, CHARITY FUNDRAISER, DEVON, CORNWALL, SOMERSET, DORSET AND BEYOND.
They play mainly English, Irish & Scottish traditional dance music so they can give you a mixed bag or a themed all-Scottish / Irish / English set. All of the band have been involved in other kinds of music, so they can add some French, American and even Transylvanian flavours if you'd like them to.
Farewell to Gibralta
JM1 are an upbeat ceilidh dance band. They travel throughout the South West of England and occasionally beyond. They are available in several formats.
When required, they can provide an extended line-up to include bass/double bass and/or percussion.
This versatile band have played and performed at the international Volkswagen car club owner's annual celebration ceilidh dance.
C.J.1 has been involved with folk music and dance ever since he can remember. From the age of 8 he was playing fiddle in a band with his parents, and from then on, was playing regularly weddings, Barn Dance and ceilidh's, as well as for the established EFDSS clubs.
There are numerous possibilities to choose from. The most basic is just him with CD's. He would just bring his computer along with good quality Yamaha PA system and microphone, and would call the dances to recorded music.
He could also offer to do a couple of the dances with him providing live music on melodeon or fiddle, and there is also the possibility of a couple of songs with him playing guitar if required.
If you get up and have a go, you are almost guaranteed a good evening!
S.I.B.C.1 began calling in Hampshire, having become a popular figure on the local folk scene through his appearances at folk song clubs and his regular programmes on BBC Radio Solent. He was soon to be seen at many festivals, including Sidmouth.
S.I.B.C.1 repertoire ranges from barn dance through Celidh to club level and advanced – including playford, contra, Scottish and originals. His 26th book of dances was released in 2017. S.I.B.C.1 is an avid collector of dances, and has over 14,000 notations in his database. His own dances (in excess of 200) are an eclectic mix of styles.
A versatile American roots style musician based in the south of England.
He performs Bluegrass, Blues, Country Folk, Rock n Roll, & Olde Tyme music.
He sings and plays expertly guitar, fiddle / violin * harmonica * piano * and also tap dance's in a foot stomping style, whilst often accompanying himself playing and singing at the same time.
Whether it's a wedding, a special occasion, a club event, a fundraiser or just wanting to have a good time, from absolute beginners to experienced dancers, J.C will make your evening a night to remember.
He has been calling for over 10 years, both nationally and internationally, and during that time have built up a wealth of experience and dances.
He can provide a complete package including recorded music.
He can provide a live band and he's also available to call with other bands.
RC1 is a lively and modern function band ideally suited to weddings and parties of all kinds.
With the versatility to play as a two or three-piece band, they provide an exciting sound with the strong melodic and rhythmic tones needed for ceilidh dancing blended with innovative harmonies to spice up the sound. All dances are "called" i.e. described and even demonstrated if necessary beforehand so that everyone can have fun even if they have never been to a ceilidh before..
They also offer a full DJ service at no extra charge for those wishing to blend disco with the ceilidh experience. Modern, high spec. sound equipment allows them to produce a crystal clear sound for vocals, and an exciting, driving sound for Scottish dance music and disco.
S.T.W.711 are an excellent Ceilidh and Barn dance band. They call themselves a BARN DANCE BAND because that's what they are. They play barn dance music. Some people call them ceilidhs but they just do good old English country dances to tunes from Britain and America and make no bones about it.
If you want a good dance to a folk/rock band and plenty of laughs.-- then S.T.W.711 have got the lot, and the band do play to a high standard. Having had many years experience
within the music business.
They are happy travelling about 200 miles from their base in Kent. The bands usual line up is as a five piece and they use a high class BEHRINGER amplification system.
The band are covered by an equity current public liability Insurance certificate,
with an indemnity limit of £10,000,000.
This band have an ever growing musical repertoire to suit all tastes and ages,and are always adding
new songs and tunes.
"Just to say that everybody an excellent time, thought the band was brilliant and asking when we can do it all again!" Tony, Herne Bay, September 2017
"The band was absolutely brilliant and made our special celebration such fun. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We would thoroughly recommend them and if we had another ceilidh would book them again. They were on time and very professional in their attitude." Richard, Berkshire, September 2017
The Sloe/Three Around Three
Wals Voor Polle
If you would like to book one of the best known trios who can expertly play all most any style of music from traditional English Folk music to a Scottish Ceilidh, an Irish evening or English Barn Dance with their usual line up of
fiddle, accordion, dance caller and guitar player.
This very versatile band have played at numerous indoor and outdoor festival's & corporate events all over the south east of England, for very many years.
This first-class trio are comprised of three excellent players who are all brothers and this certainly reflects in their very good musicianship. the
trios usual instrumental line is trumpet * accordion and bass.
they are based in Kent.
R.J.1. --- this ceilidh bands line up is as follows :-
accordion & dance caller * second accordion * fiddle * flute * mandolin and guitar
R.J.1. play traditional instruments and their music consists of traditional tunes.
The band leader not only collects music and dances for the band he also writes music and dances. His book of 10 dances for Ceildhs is called ‘ A Dickens of a Dance’.
This plays upon the fact that this ceildh band are East Kent based, Charles Dickens lived in and around this area.
I Want To Be Near You
Staten Island Flowers of Edinburgh Soldiers Joy
The Mucking of Geordie's Byre & Garryowen & The Stool of Repentance
Two performers providing a line-dance evening (a Country-Western disco and/or some barn dances can also be added if requested).
Live Demo (S.B.1, 2.4.1 &
Solo performer providing a mixture of barn dance, line dance, ceilidh and International dance, plus a Country Western and party disco (or any selection from this list).
Live Demo (S.B.1, 2.4.1 &
Barn dance / Scottish and or Irish Ceildh band and comprising a dance caller plus a band (usually their standard two piece band of fiddle and accordion) but on occasions - drums and guitar, can be added.
Live Demo (S.B.1, 2.4.1 &
S.T.W. & B.L.S.A.D
This highly entertaining and professional band can be booked through their U.K wide entertainment agency Abacus Entertainment Agency Scotland.
A price for an evenings performance within 25 to 30 miles of Bath can be obtained on an application case by case basis.
This extremely versatile band can also play and perform as a wedding & party duo * a four ceilidh and how down band * very suitable for festivals * nationwide holiday parks & all corporate & all high profile company events *conferences * military bases & western themed events as their standard musical set list includes very many country & western standards cleverly interwoven with all types and styles of music to tastefully suit the clients
M.R.1 specialise in American themed parties & other functions and this very versatile band can customise their act and put together an event for their client and all their guests will thoroughly enjoy.
Dance * listen or you can just sing along to their great Country & Western songs or follow the bands
skiful dance caller and line up for the line * square dances to olde-time fiddle and banjo tunes. Smiles and heaps of fun are guaranteed. This Sussex based band offer a great variety of how down
* line & barn dances & square dances ( with a live dance caller to teach you the dances ), songs
and tunes in whatever combination suits the clients event best. If you are planning an American themed evening or a Country and Western event please give us a ring and find out what M.R.1 can offer for you. The bands usual line up is bass guitar * lead & rythm guitars & banjo with three
versatile vocalists. The band have over 20 years experience and will normally travel
up to 100 miles from their base to a gig.
Nine to Five
Most of this band members are ex-professional musicians who have played all over Europe for very many years. This past track record gives the band many year's of valuable experience to play at a very good standard & versatile as a wedding & function band.
This band uses a high quality amplification sound system and a state of the art light show which really enhances their many gig performances.
They normally travel a 50 mile radius of Bristol, covering the South West of England and South Wales, and they usual line consists of 5 band members.
H.R.P are an old-time/bluegrass super-group featuring some of the best and most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Together they will take you on a high-energy musical journey of original Appalachian music and its descendants.
"Scintillating musicianship of the very highest quality a great mix of self-penned songs and traditional numbers. They left the crowd breathless and calling for more. This young South East of England 4 piece band are destined to tear many more venues apart with their explosive brand of bluegrass and old time" FATEA, Magazine 2017
C.F.1 have an extremely wide range of differing dances from the historical 17 th century historical jane austen styled ceilidh dances and can easily include into their performance contra dance * & english barn dances & even contra waltzes including a polka, ensuring the very best of the old and the new flowing dances from each side of the Atlantic ocean, which means that C.F.1 excel at themed events.
this band's very good quality can be heard by listening to the two following audio tracks below.