PARAFFIN CEILIDHS
Traditional Barn Dances and Ceilidhs
Service 1 Ceilidhs
Service 3 Weddings
Service 4 Music Teaching
Service 5 Paraffin Power
Service 2 Barn Dances

Barn Dances and Hoedowns 

We  get everybody up and dancing in a way that no disco ever could. If you hate shouting over discos then a Barn Dance with us is the answer. You and your guests can talk and dance comfortably whilst we set the scene and provide a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere that people remember for ever. 

Whatever your theme we will dress for the occasion.

Our highly-experienced musicians and callers will give you a night to remember. Old - time dances, local dances, classic dances can all be included. Birthdays, retirements, anniversaries, weddings and everything else.........even funerals.

For that extra special night we will do special dances to match your hobbies and interests. Recent events have been themed on sailing, vintage motorcycles, medicine, The Titanic, Medieval weddings, fell walking........................and more.

Our Barn Dances are perfect

multi-cultural fun

and we get all your guests involved right from the start.
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 Living History and Sealed Knot Events ?

No problem !!

 We are one of the very few bands playing ancient instruments like the Hurdy Gurdy, rackett and cornamuse as well as the traditional folk line up.
Medieval and Renaissance dances too !!

Authentic !!!!                                             Perfect !!!!
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Never organised a Barn Dance before ?

 Don't Worry !

We can offer advice on how to set up your dance.

Our advice is free.

We offer a wide variety of styles.

Here is a "recipe" for a good night's fun. This mixture is what we would get through in a booking of about three hours with a group of beginners and perhaps a few more experienced dancers.

1. Patacake Polka                         Good starters

2. Circassian Circle

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3. Cumberland Reel                      A bit more tricky

4. Flying Scotsman

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5. Dashing White Sergeant          Very popular

6. Lucky Seven

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7. Swedish Masquerade                Its my favourite tune !

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8. Virginia Reel                             Good fun

9. Waves of Tory

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10. Country Waltzes                     Time for a breather

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11. Yorkshire Square Eight             Not for those of a nervous disposition

12. Eightsome Reel

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13. Gay Gordons                            Firm favourites

14. Strip The Willow                    

 

For these dances we play 60-70 different tunes and can finish the dance with a sing-along set.

 

 Ask for your favourites or just leave it to us.        

Most Barn Dances are 

2 - 4 hours long with a 30 minute break roughly half way through and a short breather in each half.         

During the breaks we play and sing to your guests.    

 

Prices depend on how many of us you need, how long you need us for and how far we need to travel but generally start from

 £500

 for all three musicians and a caller

or £400

for two musicians and a caller

We want you to have a good time so that you book us again and tell your friends.

(email me for samples)