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A Tight Squeeze Country Dance Band Experienced players, available for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances

Provide music for dancing events in Devon and Somerset.

Devon's top Ceilidh Band, Amber Fire, gets your wedding or party rocking and reeling with their great music and superb musicianship



Traditional song from the British Isles with with Vocals, Hurdy Gurdy, Guitar, Bouzouki and Cittern

Quartet of voices, guitar, flute / saxophones and double bass, playing and eclectic mix of folk- and jazz-influenced acoustic music.  Based in Gloucestershire / Wiltshire.


Rhythmic & energetic Ceilidh band playing English, Irish, Scottish, US and European tunes.

 
Top quality traditional folk taken from around the UK, Ireland and America - Fun for Everyone at your Wedding Reception, Party or Corporate Event

 
2/3 piece folk band. Traditional and contemporary English and Celtic songs

Stompy Devon based trio with Jenny Read on Piano, Matt Norman on Mandolin and Ed Rennie on Melodeons. Shaking booty since 2008!

 
Music from the British Isles, America and Canada

  Banned from the Moor Lively, fun, friendly and flexible ceilidh, concert, wedding, party and festival band with our own caller.

Superb band for a ceilidh to remember! 3-, 4- or 5-piece. Relaxed, clear calling

Barnbuskers Based near Minehead in Somerset and play music for ceilidhs and barn dances all over the west country

 
Dance band for a great night out doing a wide range of dances - also traditional as well as contemporary songs.

 
English-style Country Dancing, Barn Dances, Ceilidhs and Concerts.
The Family folk-band for Festivals, Functions and Events.

Buncrana Irish Folk Music, including old favorites such as Steal Away, The Fields of Athenry, Molly Mallone and many more.

English and Anglo concertinas, melodeon and guitar form the basis of this dance band.

Bodstone Boys From rousing jigs, reels and lively songs to softer tunes and ballads, the lively duo are available for
concerts, festivals, weddings, parties, functions and other events.

 
Traditional music and songs

 
A gypsy jazz swing band complete with improvisation, singing and tunes

 
Contemporary acoustic music which comprises of original & traditional material with a twist!

CELT

CELT are a four piece, high energy celtic folk band based in Teignmouth.


  The One Man Jewell Band Music for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances performed by Chris Jewell playing melodeon, guitar, fiddle and bass all at once with the help of a loop pedal.  Ideal for smaller events in and around Devon.  See website

An a capella trio singing traditional and contemporary folk songs.

Exciting duo of two of Devon's finest acoustic musicians, Mike Cosgrave and Steve Banks. A diverse selection of beautiful folk music, trad and contemporary, from Britain, and Northern and Eastern Europe

Cotton Mill Ceilidh Band are the ideal choice for great fun and entertainment.

A Devon based female duo who perform homespun folk.

 
Traditional music and dance from the heart of Dartmoor

A three piece band who play English & Celtic music and song.

DevonBird
A folk trio who play original and traditional songs (With some tunes put in!) Visit website

Dumbo's Feather are a trio of vastly experienced performers, based in Devon. As well as performing Irish and Scots reels, jigs, polkas, airs and songs, they often venture into the realms of world music with smatterings of jazz.

 
Folk Rock Band

Devon's 'original buoy band' are one of the most entertaining acts to burst on to the folk scene in recent years

A band created from  a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative wishes playing  original songs and a few obscure covers

 
Lively five piece band with own caller

 
A four-piece Devon barn dance / ceilidh band playing traditional folk music with a modern rock backline and rhythms from around the world.

 

Songs of Love, Lust & Loose Living!


 
English Barn Dance Band with a touch of French

 
A raucous 7 piece Klezmer band

 
"Tapping Toes Since 1978" - Lively music from Mid Devon band, playing throughout the Southwest.

 
Barn Dance Band performing throughout the South West for Weddings, Parties and Open Events

A neo-folk band playing traditional music and own compositions

 
A locally based Irish / English folk band, all good sing along stuff

Fiddle, accordion, bass, guitar & drums, & regular caller, Colin Andrews, also plays melodeon & banjo

A wide variety of traditional music for dancing and listening

“Musical Jewels from Europe” For all your special occasions and celebrations.

 
Kevara Klezmer Ceilidh Band complete with caller. For all Celebratory events. Contact Joel 01392 875239

Dancy Rock & Roll, Spiky Pop, Smouldering Soul and Irish Folk.

Lvov Affair Klezmer and East European folk music at its best.

  Maddy and the Chaps Play an eclectic mix of folk/country/celtic acoustic music. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

Mike and Tilly are a musical duo from Devon and have been playing and singing together since 2009. 


A duo from Dorset and Somerset who play a lively mix of traditional tunes which they have arranged for Fiddle and Classical Guitar alongside songs from around the British Isles.



South Devon Based band playing lively dance music with a strong Irish flavour

Mothers Ruin An upbeat folk-rock and roots band, taking our inspiration from traditional and modern songs. An original treatment of a strong song is what we’re all about, and we’re equally well-received on a festival stage, in a folk club or pub setting, at a wedding, or playing for a charity or community event.

 
A stompy, rhythmic ceilidh band with a fantastic range of traditional and self penned tunes and a collective experience of more than a hundred years playing for dancing.

Mudskippers Modern Indie Folk Trio with Roots in Classic English and Scots music. Line-up is Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Accordion, Sax and vocals.

 
A Klezmer style folk trio

Offshoots are a roots folk band with a transatlantic twist, covering a wide range of traditional and contemporary material in our own inimitable style

 
Fusing traditional music with elements of jazz and world influences.

  Old Gaffers Shanty Crew A well established Acapella shanty Crew based in south Devon but are willing to travel anywhere, (almost). We have a wide ranging repertoire from ballads to rip roaring work songs, sentimental to blood thirsty, songs both new and traditional, from our own country and abroad.

 
Traditional music for dancing from England, Scotland and America

 
A 5 piece band  playing mainly French and Breton traditional dance music  with some Cornish music included. The music ranges from the hypnotic to the raucous with beautiful and unusual melodies that will leave you gasping!

English country-dance music with an underlying rock rhythm.

An Exeter based ceilidh band playing lively dance music from England , Scotland , Ireland and further afield. 

"An upbeat 4 piece barn dance band playing a driving mix of Irish and Scottish jigs and reels, and rhythmic English dance tunes; on combinations of Bagpipes, Melodeon, Whistle, Flute, Bass, Guitar, Drums - and more!"

 
A 3 piece folk, drinking, piratical, Irish, rock, sea shanty band based in Exeter

 
‘Rakes Adrift’ combine traditional and contemporary music and song
to create an exciting and varied sound.

 
Red Shed are a six-piece dance band from Devon playing traditional English and Irish dance tunes with a special twist - music for the feet, head and heart.

Rhillig Rhillig perform original songs and tunes as well as traditional music from the British Isles and beyond.  From fast, fiery and foot-tapping fiddle tunes to beautiful ballads and songs.
     
Riley & The Restless Riley & The Restless are a three piece UK Alt.Country/Americana Band performing original songs and showcasing their unique style of Country Rock & Roll onto the music scene.

Rumpus play an eclectic mix of tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, America and beyond – lively jigs and reels, rousing polkas, bouncy hornpipes, waltzes and airs. We have a huge repertoire of tunes!

 
Great musicians and relaxed, expert calling.

Fun for Everyone at your Wedding Reception, Anniversary or Birthday Party.

Great Irish music with traditional folk, reels and jigs as well as contemporary folk music

 
Versatile, high energy Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, East and West European music.

 
Somerset based duo

 
Contemporary folk playing traditional Irish folk tunes as well as original songs with the 'collective energy' of pop, rock, punk and folk genres. Suitable for any occasion - weddings, private parties, corporate events - in fact, any occasion where quality music is required.

Traditional dance music from Ireland, Scotland, England - also Yiddish, European and American dance music

A female folk duo performing traditional and contemporary folk songs and tunes.

 

Stampita are a South-west based band performing original and traditional music upon a variety of different instruments.


Ceilidh / Barn Dance band based in Cornwall and covering the whole of the South West.  We play an eclectic mix of Irish, Scottish and Cornish tunes. Available as a three piece or five piece band plus caller.


 
A versatile Tiverton-based band

Folk/Rockers with a difference

 
Ceilidh and Barn Dances with caller - Folk Music For All Occasions.

 
Throughout the 70s and early 80s were one of the foremost exponents of acoustic folk/rock music on the scene - reunited for a tour in January 2005

 
Lively,  tuneful dance music for Barn Dances, Weddings, Parties etc.

Fiddle, Accordion/Piano and Guitar - plus own Caller

A Plymouth based Rootsy Acoustic Duo performing bouncy Celtic fiddle tunes with anthemic songs inspired by the past, the present, the natural, the supernatural and the relevant.


 
Mostly American Old Time and Bluegrass and a few songs

The Eelgrinders sound blends together elements of classical, traditional and jazz.

 
"Blowzabella meets Jethro Tull - with some English Traditional music thrown in!!"

Varied music with a folk influence

 
A not so serious ceilidh band

 
A Ceilidh Barn Dance Band covering Devon & Somerset

 
Play violin and lots of Irish, English and Scottish Folk Music

 

  The O Marley's Ceilidh Band The O Marley's 4 piece ceilidh band. A lively, fun band playing an exciting mix of traditional Irish songs, jigs and reels. Guaranteed to get your feet tapping or dancing especially at Ceilidh gigs.

A 4 piece Alternative Folk band

 
The Other Band
Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band based in Cornwall - Lively six piece band with two callers available for weddings, parties, etc.
See web site Website

 
A a four piece band playing a wide range of popular songs ranging from 50's/60s  style Rockabilly,Rock & Roll hits to a variety of humerous novelty tunes.

High energy traditional and contemporary Celtic, English, American and European folk music

The Tavy Tars are a popular Devon based group specialising in traditional shanties as well as all kinds of songs of the sea.  Fine vocals and harmonies are frequently supported by guitars, banjo and concertina.

 
Celtic Music, Classical, Irish jigs, reels and ballads

 
A five piece acoustic folk group with attitude.

A fresh, dynamic and talented ceilidh band based around Chard on the South Somerset, East Devon, West Dorset border.

  Trikkeballakke Authentic Southern Italian band traditional songs, tunes and dances of Naples and Southern Italy.

 
A Celtic mix of folk for listening and dancing and sing the odd song or two

 
Wessex Contraband
Four piece fast and lively Irish music. Songs, jigs and reels with humour and energy. (Wiltshire) email

 
Whippletree Ceilidh Band
Based in West Cornwall, offering a range of dances from Cornish to English, Breton and Morris. Available for any event at reasonable prices. Contact: 01209821188 or email

 
Winkleigh Morris musicians, with caller if required