Specialist organisers of barn dance bands, ceilidh bands and folk/dance/concert groups throughout the UK

Ceilidh Band, Central England, Oxon (CE13)

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Description

Extremely well-established ceilidh/barn dance band,well-known throughout England for its coverage of festivals, large regional ceilidhs and smaller local events. The Band has a large repertoire of traditional and modern dance music, mostly from the British Isles, but also including music from other countries. The band's unique sound is a product of traditional and modern elements of music and style fused with a solid electric rhythm section giving the band an easily identifiable contemporary edge.

Sidmouth International Folk Festival / Towersey Village Festival / Haddenham Ceilidhs / Cornhall Ceilidhs Cirencester / Bath University Folk Dance Society / M27 Megabops Southampton / Folk Around Bristol / GBH Ceilidhs Godalming / Oxfolk / Winchester Festival Bristol / Ceilidhs / Chippenham Festival / Stroud Festival of Performing Arts - name it,dunnit !

The Band...

Mathew Green, fiddle
Mat, squire of Bampton Morris, is known for his distinctive fiddle playing which can be heard on Magpie Lane recordings. His unique style comes from playing in the Arnold Woodley team and now continues the Bampton fiddle tradition of the famous Jinky Wells.

Jeff Dando, melodeon
Jeff learned to dance and play melodeon at college. An active member of Bampton Morris Men as well. 

Ali Smith, bass guitar
Ali comes from Oxford. He has wide experience of playing guitar and bass in rock and folk bands. His devotion to music and dance has led him to morris dancing as a member of the side at Kirtlington.

Dave Eynstone, guitar
Dave has played guitar with many different bands around Oxford. He hatches many of the tune arrangements. His diverse musical experience is building a recording reputation.

Steve Finley, drums and percussion.
Steve has made a welcome return to the band after a few years of 'doing his own thing'. He's covered a wide variety of music and has played in many bands both at home and on the continent.

And here's a quote from one of Britain's foremost 'callers':Hugh Rippon 
"Here's a ceilidh band that play with great zest and commitment to the job in hand: watch the room light up the moment they start playing".
Hugh Rippon - caller & author

  • Will perform in:

  • West Midlands • Southern England • Central England
  • Musical Styles:

  • Ceilidh Bands • Barn Dance Bands

Enquire

Call or Text brief enquiry to 0788 788 7917

Alternatively, you can write to Jigs 'n' Reels, 'Homeleigh', Claphill Lane, Rushwick, Worcester WR2 5TP