English Barn Dance Bands: Essex - for your Event

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The LD Ceilidh / Barn Dance band in Essex
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£530 - £670
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If you are looking for the perfect, all-inclusive entertainment for your wedding, birthday party, anniversary celebration, college ball, office party or conference bash, you have just found it!

A barn dance (or ceilidh, or country dance) gets everyone involved. It's terrific fun for all, and it's a great way to get your party to mix. Bringing traditional music and dance to Essex with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. With our expert caller on hand to guide you through, no prior experience of dancing is needed to be able to join in to the full.

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The SL Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band in Essex
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£580 - £700
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The SL Barn Dance and Ceilidh Band provide the perfect music for your whole event. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in Essex. As well as great dance sets, aimed at everyone from complete beginners to old hands, they take great pleasure in making sure there's always something wonderful to listen to - from welcome music to as guests arrive, relaxing interval music while you eat your pudding, to something to send your guests away happy. The main event is, of course, the dancing! The band focus on one thing: everyone has a great time. To en ... more


The SP Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band  in Essex
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£510 - £660
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Based on an Irish Ceilidh Band, this band can also include American, Scottish and English if desired. The band includes an Irish championship-winning accordionist, so naturally Irish tunes and songs feature large in their repertoire, alongside Scottish, American and English folk tunes selected for the traditional dances presented by their wonderful caller. So sit back and listen or get up and dance to some great music. An ideal English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Essex. The caller will guide you through the dances and help make sure that everyon ... more


The JB Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band in Essex
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£540 - £690
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This very lively band offer traditional Ceilidh fun for your wedding, birthday or event. Planning a traditional English dance in Essex? Then this English Barn Dance Band could be for you. With Fiddle, Whistle, Guitar, Piano, Bodhran (Irish drum), their own PA and wildly enthusiastic dance caller - they play for Irish Ceilidh, American Hoedown, background music, songs or a good old-fashioned mixture of the lot... you name it, they will turn your party into a PARTY!


The HP Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band in Essex
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£570 - £720
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This band play a mixture of traditional dance tunes from the British Isles and from other European countries, and thier own compositions. Bringing traditional music and dance to Essex with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. The HP Band is an established, very experienced barn dance/ ceilidh band .and their electro-acoustic line-up, with its emphasis on rhythm and melody, plays traditional dance tunes as well as more recently composed music.

Although specialising in weddings and private parties, the band regularly play for public dances and at clubs and festivals throughout th ... more


The RR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Essex
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£450 - £560
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The RR Ceilidh / Barn Dance are a trad band in North London making weekly sorties into the surrounding area to provide music for ceilidhs and barndances. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in Essex. They play English, Scottish, Irish and North American tunes and they bring a caller to get everyone dancing. They have played everywhere from Waterloo Station to the farmyards of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, and what they love most is to see a crowd of dancers with a smile on their faces and a spring in their step. As well as a three-piec ... more


The WT Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Essex
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£630 - £800
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This experienced band play Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes, although they can concentrate on one particular style if preferred. They play as 3 or 4 piece + caller. The band are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. An ideal English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Essex. In addition they are willing to tailor a band to meet specific needs, going out in combinations ranging from a duo of guitar/vocals plus accordion to a larger band incorporating instruments such as fiddle, flute tin-whistle, ... more


The WT Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Essex
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£780 - £980
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This band can offer all Scottish Ceilidh, Irish Ceili or a mixture together with American & English. This experienced band play Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes, although they can concentrate on one particular style if preferred. They play as 3 or 4 piece + caller. Planning a traditional English dance in Essex? Then this English Barn Dance Band could be for you.

The band are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. In addition they are willing to tailor a band to meet specific needs, going out in combinations ranging from a duo of gu ... more


The KF Ceilidh/Barndance Band in Essex
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£560 - £690
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The KF ceilidh band has been bringing parties to life for more than 10 years with their exciting music and their professional touch. Bringing traditional music and dance to Essex with this English Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. Their basic line-up of accordion, violin, drums and bass is sometimes augmented by a mandolin or clarinet and the sound is vibrant and energetic. The band is flexible in its approach and will adapt to whatever is required at different venues for a variety of occasions. During breaks in the dancing the band will play well known folk tunes, and the dances can be the ... more


The NU Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Essex
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£510 - £620
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This band have been performing their own particular brand of traditional English, Irish and Scottish music for a while now. The current 5 piece + caller line-up seems to have got people talking about them and they have been very busy recently playing pubs, folk clubs, universities and private parties. You can hire this English Barn Dance Band for your dance in Essex.

Founder member, Joe (Guitar and Vocals), and long time members Steve (Bass) and Brendan (Bouzouki, Mandolin, Guitar) have now been joined by two outstanding instrumentalists. Sarah plays ... more

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More about English Barn Dance Bands

The English Barn Dance Band pages list bands that are available in Essex. People often get confused by what is different about a Ceilidh dance, Barn dance or Hoedown. Barn Dance or Country Dance is the English terminology for basically the same kind of event, but with some specifically English tunes and dances, though many tunes and dances are claimed by a number of countries. If you are unsure, identify what kind of dance band would be suitable for your wedding day or celebration in Essex, click on the link below:

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About Essex

The county of ESSEX has been in existence for some 400,000 years and is home to a number of towns and villages including Basildon, Braintree, Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Southend-on-sea. Whether you want to explore the vast countryside or discover the sea the county of Essex has something to offer everyone. Essex is renowned for being the driest seaside county in England. Essex is home to the seaside resorts of Davencourt, Frinton, Walton, Clacton-on-sea, St.Osyth, and Southend. The largest of the seaside resorts being Southend, boasting a large sandy beach, a splendid pier and various amusements. Essex has a rich and varied landscape comprising of valleys, rivers and estuaries.

With such a long history as a county, Essex has some historic wedding venues. Being a coastal county, it has had more contact with mainland Europe over the centuries than most, which has brought in musical influences from France, the low countries and Scandinavia, now much diluted by the loss of traditions.

A significant number of our string quartets in essex musicians were London based and trained, perhaps being attracted to the bracing sea breezes of the coast. jazz bands in essex presumably hide from the sea breezes, being more associated with night life and the in indoors. ceilidh bands in essex are popular the country over, and our barn dance bands in essex would bring any evening event to life. wedding quartets in essex are a must for every wedding day.

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Ceili and Barn Dances: EssexHire Local Live Bands: EssexPop Bands: Essex
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Classical Duos: EssexJazz Bands: EssexString Quartets: Essex
Classical Guitarists: EssexJazz Duos: EssexWedding Ceremony Songs: Essex
Classical Music For Weddings: EssexJazz Guitarists: EssexWedding Entertainers: Essex
Classical Pianists: EssexJazz Pianists: EssexWedding Music Bands: Essex
Classical Singers: EssexJazz Quartets: EssexWedding Songs: Essex
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: EssexJazz Solos And Duos: EssexWedding String Quartets: Essex
Covers Bands: EssexJazz Trios: EssexWind Ensembles: Essex

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