OS Ceilidh Band/ Barn Dance Band ref: 4339
The O S Band specialises in playing for ceilidhs, barn dances and hoedowns. The band's danceable and foot-tapping sound is based on a varied range of instruments - melodeon, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass.
The sole aim of an O S Band ceilidh is a good time for everybody. They can guarantee an enjoyable and fun-packed evening of jigs, reels, polkas, waltzes and hornpipes - a really good night for all generations!
They usually start the evening with easy dances that everyone can join in, maybe progressing to something a little more adventurous later in the evening if everybody feels like it. The emphasis is always on having a go and enjoyment.
The O S Band have played for ceilidhs at several major events including: Fylde Folk Festival, Accrington Clog and Dance Festival, Clitheroe Great Days of Folk, Otley Folk Festival, Maryport Shanty Festival, Southport Bothy Ceilidhs, Wiggince Ceilidhs, Golborne Phoenix Ceilidhs, BBC Music Live, Fallowfield Arts Festival, Preston Guild 1992.
The O S Band's core repertoire is based on the traditional dance music of England, Ireland and Scotland and includes well-known tunes, some lesser-known tunes and some tunes composed by the band. All tunes are carefully chosen to suit the dances.
Typical dances include Gay Gordons, Lucky Seven, Circassian Circle, Oxo Reel, Dashing White Sergeant, Cumberland Square Eight, Bridge of Athlone, Foula Reel and, of course, waltzes.
|Wedding||A belated note to say thank you. Everybody at the reception commented on how much they enjoyed the evening. Even those who were "sitting out" the dancing enjoyed the music but at the same time were pleased that they were able to talk without being "drowned out". The wedding was a complete success.|
|You were at your best and I enjoyed myself immensely. No end of people have said how good you were and how much they enjoyed themselves.|
|Wedding||Just a short note to say thank you very much for doing the ceilidh for our wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, as did everyone else. Would you please pass on our thanks to the other members of the Band? I would certainly recommend you to anybody else!"|