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

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Jigs 'n' Reels, 'Homeleigh', Claphill Lane, Rushwick, Worcester WR2 5TP

Call or Text brief enquiry to 0788 788 7917

Ceilidh, Twmpath Band, South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea (WA01)

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Description

Based in South Wales - but they've got a Sat-Nav !

Originally,this ceilidh band (or Twmpath band) "happened" together in January 1993 when a string of old acquaintances had each received an invitation to the same wedding party. When this fact was realised, the idea was mooted to hold a few practices and stage a short ceilidh by way of a wedding present... The dance was a huge success, the scratch musicians were told that their sound worked a treat - and so a new band was born ! So the story goes.............(ANYTHING to get out of buying a present !!)

Working centre stage, Guy (melodeon) is responsible for the band's characteristic rhythmic style with an understanding developed through a six-year apprenticeship in various South Wales bands. Selyf (fiddle) and Imogen (woodwind/flute) go on flights of fancy in and around the tune, emphasising Bob's (guitars) critical role in pinning the whole thing down with a strong and rock steady bass beat. Veronica's calling adds to the band - this is one of the benefits of a band with their own 'in-house' caller 'cos they know each other so well !

But then you might find Bob switching guitars as Guy plays harmonica or Imogen playing whistle or bodhran (or anything else she fancies) - nobody sits still in this band! 

As a barn dance band,they are,fundamentally,an all-acoustic band that gets your feet moving and the repertoire consists of music that the band enjoys playing together, whether Welsh, Irish, European or American - it's all lined up and waiting for the 'full treatment' !

You might notice that 'Welsh Ceilidh' (Twmpath) doesn't actually feature in our categories (well,can't think of everything,can you ?).Rest assured - it's definitely a category for this band !

 

  • Will perform in:

  • West Midlands • Wales • South West England • Central England
  • Musical Styles:

  • Ceilidh Bands • Scottish Ceilidhs • 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