Barn Dances & Ceilidhs we've done in Gloucestershire

This page is about Gloucestershire and some of the venues that our Ceilidh Bands and Barn Dance Bands have played at for weddings, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, fund raisers, St Patrick’s Days, Burns Nights, Christmas and New Year Eve and many other events. Gloucestershire is one of our home counties, (most of our players live near the border of the three counties), where we have performed for numerous Barn Dances and Ceilidhs, sometimes of mixed style with the Ringerike Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band and sometimes with our specialist Scottish, Irish or American bands. We play for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, fund raisers and more. Here is a random selection of the many gigs ceilidhs and barn dances we have done in the county.

Hired for Burns Nights, Anniversaries and Fund Raising Barn Dances and Ceilidhs in Gloucestershire

The Three Counties Ceilidh & Barn Dance Bands are based in the conjugation of the three counties, with some of their musicians living Gloucestershire, others in Herefordshire and still others in Worcestershire. Gloucestershire is one of the counties in which the string quartet and Ceilidh band played for its first weddings many years ago. (this website is just about the bands who perform Scottish Ceilidhs, Irish Ceilidhs, American Barn Dances and English Barn Dances). Below are listed just a few of the more recent parties and weddings that ourmusic groups have played for.

 

The Severn Valley from Tewkesbury to the sea starts in hilly country, then flattens out towards the estuary. Its shifting sands and flat grasslands seem in many places to have more seabirds and geese than people. But in the middle of the valley is the ancient and solid city of Gloucester—a busy manufacturing centre, with a hard-working port and a fine cathedral. East of the city the land rises towards the wooded slopes of the Cotswold Hills.

 

Gloucester was a meeting place of Roman roads and a rich agricultural centre in Roman times; but in the 6th century the Saxons destroyed the Roman buildings and routed the Christian communities of the West and Wales. Gloucester's new civilisation did not start until Ethelbert ruled in Kent. There is a suggestion, based on a passage by the Venerable Bedc, that St Augustine travelled to Gloucestershire to meet the British bishops at Aust. As a result, the Christian faith regained its strength and the county became rich in abbeys and churches.

 

Gloucester

This bustling manufacturing and market centre was once the Roman fortified town of Glevum, for centuries guardian of the routes to Wales that converged at the lowest crossing-point of the Severn. There are several interesting medieval buildings, including the New Inn, Fleece Inn and the 16th-century Greyfriars ruin.

 

But Gloucester is more of a commercial centre than a tourist attraction. The opening of the canal between Gloucester and Sharpness in 1827 made the city an important inland port.

The cathedral's east window is stained glass and is the largest in the country after York Minster's. It was made c. 1350 to commemorate Edward Ill's victory at the Battle of Crecy in 1344.

 

3 COUNTIES BARN DANCE & CEILIDH BANDS have played in hundreds of Gloucestershire venues over the years. Here are just a  handful, as the full list is too long to show here:

 

( The list covers the Mixed Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band, the American Barn Dance Band the English Barn Dance Band the Irish Ceilidh Band and the Scottish Ceilidh Band )

 

"Large hall, Stroud Road, Gloucester " GL1 5LJ:  70th Birthday Celebration The Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.2

St Barnabas Church Hall, Stroud Road, Gloucester, GL1 5LJ

St Barnabas is a C of E parish Church, an impressive relatively modern building, a well-known floodlit landmark adjacent to the a 38 road.:Mother's 60th Birthday & Halloween The Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.2

 

Stonehouse Court Hotel, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RA

Stonehouse Court is magnificent 17th century manor house hotel adjacent the canal with attractive gardens and lawns that are perfect for the string quartet to play during the wedding. The large and modern banqueting room is also an ideal place to hold a ceilidh or barn dance.

Wedding The Ringerike 4 piece Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3

 

Stroud, GL10 3RY

Wedding The Ringerike 4 piece Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3

 

Eastington Park, Eastington, Nr Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RY

the ceremony room, with a grand fireplace and sweeping bay windows need to string quartet to take full advantage of the room splendour. Ceremony normally takes place in the bay window, there's room for the string quartet to one side. Alternatively the string quartet can position themselves at the back of the room.

The park dates from 1815 and was built by a local mill owner. Other families who lived in the house also and their fortunes through industry and commerce rather than inheriting money by privilege and patronage. The property was sold to Gloucestershire County Council in 1946 to be used as nursing home, when after the Second World War the family could no longer afford the upkeep. It transferred to an events company and wedding venue as recently as 2011.

 

Stroud GL10 3RY

Wedding The Ringerike Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band  

 

Frocester Lodge, Bath Road, Frocester, Stonehouse GL10 3TG

wedding Ringerike 5 piece Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.1

 

Long Down House, Ashmead Green, Cam, Dursley, Gloucestershire. GL11 5HJ

 

Nibley House , North Nibley, Gloucestershire. GL11 6DL

Apple Tree Farm, Waterley Bottom, North Nibley , Dursley,GLOS. GL11 6EG

21st Birthday Party  Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4739

 

Wotton-under-Edge

This old market town on the edge of the Cotswolds has some fine old buildings including a 14th-century school and a

"Bowcott, Upper Rushmire, Wotton-under-Edge " GL12 7PT

Eastwood Park, Falfield. Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. GL12 8DA

magnificent venue situated in 200 acres of countryside, the formal gardens are an ideal location for the wedding drinks reception and photographs, accompanied by a string quartet. Ceremony room features to tall curtained windows, with space for a string quartet in front of one of the windows.

 

THERE ARE NUMEROUS VENUES IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR CEILIDHS AND BARN DANCES, HERE ARE JUST A FEW:

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Bell's House, Coleford, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Calcot Manor Hotel, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Live music for a magic atmosphere. Look and listen to the barn dance bands that perform in your part of the country. A rousing band can make the event fun for everyone, whether they have never done this sort of thing before, or are experts. Ceilidhs and Barn Dances can be done to Scottish, English, Irish, American and some European folk tunes. Some of the dances are common to all nationalities, and all are done in sets and circles of varying sizes. An example of what has been written about this wedding venue: Calcot Manor Hotel, Gloucestershire "A charming country house hotel, set in 220 acres of meadowland and renowned for the welcoming finesse of its Conservatory Restaurant, the more informal country-pub style Gumstool Inn and the sleek, top notch Calcot Spa. Alongside 35 exquisitely decorated bedrooms, are also clustered The Barn for corporate events and private entertaining, the ?Playzone? for youngsters and specially-designed family accommodation ? making this Cotswold hamlet the perfect retreat, for business or pleasure."

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Live music, a cost effective addition to the event. Select from the barn dance bands to perform your favourite music. A vivacious  Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band can make the event fun for everyone, whether they have never done this sort of thing before, or are experts. Callers are used to working with a broad range of guests at a wedding ceilidh. From young to old, from energetic to subdued, all can be guided through the dances by a good caller. Here is one description: Cheltenham Park Hotel, Gloucestershire

"On the edge of the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds. This elegant country hotel is set in beautiful landscaped gardens overlooking a brook. Lose yourself in the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds at the gorgeous Barcel?Cheltenham Park Hotel. Amble through the rolling fields, cycle or walk up hills and take in the quaint villages. Enjoy a day at the races, if you?re lucky enough you might get to see the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the premier event of the National Hunt racing calendar. A beautiful Georgian Country House set on the edge of Regency Cheltenham Spa with a stunning backdrop of the Cotswold Hills, the hotel is perfect for your special day. Set in captivating grounds, which makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs if you wish, The Barcel?Cheltenham Park is on the edge of the breathtaking Cotswolds and overlooks a small lake to make a picturesque setting for your special day. Located on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds, the Barcel?Cheltenham Park Hotel has stunning picture postcard scenery and views of both Harp and Leckhampton Hills"

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Cleeveway Manor, Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Close Hotel, The, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Forest Hills Golf Club, Coleford, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Fosse Manor Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Live music adds something very special to every occasion. Look and listen to the barn dance bands who play regularly in your area. A sensational  English Barn Dance Band can tailor the event to suite the everyone, whatever their energy and abilities. A barn dance and a ceilidh are different names for the same basic concept. Folk dance music, of varying nationalities, and group dances that can be learned and enjoyed there and then. The wedding venue has been advertised with these words: Fosse Manor Hotel, Gloucestershire

"Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, on the outskirts of Stow-on-the-Wold, Fosse Manor is a delightful privately owned country-house hotel set in five acres of grounds. It is an ideally located hotel for touring the Cotswolds and visiting towns such as Cheltenham, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Shakespeare's Stratford. The mellow Cotswold stone exterior of this former rectory belies an interior whose contemporary design creates a relaxed and stylish environment. “

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Fossebridge Inn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Grapevine Hotel, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

A special occasion, even more so with a live music group. Our website has a selection of barn dance bands who play at venues in this county. A rousing  Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band will give you and your guests a great evening. Typically, the evening would start with some music to listen to, to get people 'in the mood'. There would be a couple of dances, then a break for people to get their breath back, while the band played another tune, then another dance and so on. Many of our bands get booked six to eighteen months ahead, so booking early is advisable.. Civil wedding venues are places of character. Here is one description: Great Tythe Barn, Gloucestershire

"Tucked away down a tree-lined driveway amidst 200 acres of rolling Cotswold hills, the Great Tythe Barn is a secluded and distinctive venue for Cotswold weddings, corporate events, self-catering cottages in Gloucestershire and B&B accommodation. Located on Folly Farm, a former working farm, only a short walk from the centre of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, the grounds contain a picturesque hamlet of Cotswold-stone cottages set around a pretty, landscaped courtyard with a magnificent Grade II listed, 16th-century Tythe Barn as its focal point. The Great Tythe Barn for Weddings. You'll be hard pushed to find a more romantic setting for your wedding ceremony and /or wedding reception in the heart of the Cotswolds. They opened their doors for business in August 1995 and since that time hundreds of couples and their guests have attended wedding celebrations at the Great Tythe Barn."

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Hare and Hounds Hotel, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Hatherley Manor Hotel, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

A special occasion, even more so with a live music group. Find out more about our barn dance bands suitable for your chosen venue. A rousing Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band will involve everyone in the evening's entertainment, whatever their age. Ceilidhs and Barn Dances can be done to Scottish, English, Irish, American and some European folk tunes. Some of the dances are common to all nationalities, and all are done in sets and circles of varying sizes. Quotation: Hilton Puckrup Hall, Gloucestershire

"On the edge of the Cotswolds in 140 acres of parkland, the Hilton Puckrup Hall has its own 18-hole championship golf course and spa. Find a LivingWell gym, pool, 16 meeting rooms and wireless internet access at this Tewkesbury hotel, just 50 minutes from Bristol, Birmingham and the NEC. Sip an aperitif in the Terrace Bar overlooking the golf course at the Hilton Puckrup Hall before dining on international fare at Balharries Restaurant. Fifty minutes' drive from Bristol, Birmingham and the NEC, the Hilton Puckrup Hall has 16 meeting rooms for 2-200, a business center and wireless internet access in public spaces. If you can drag yourself away from the Hilton Puckrup Hall's 18-hole championship golf course, gym, spa, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, Tewkesbury attractions like its Abbey await. A little further afield, visit sights such as Warwick Castle. All Hilton Puckrup Hall rooms, from Hilton Rooms up, have high-speed internet access. Step up to a Junior Suite for a living room."

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Jarvis Bowden Hall Hotel and Country Club, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Jarvis Gloucester Hotel and Country Club, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Malt Shovel Inn, Ruardean, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Manor By The Lake, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Matara Centre, Kingscote, Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at New Inn Hotel, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Old Rectory Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Owlpen Manor, Near Tetbury & Stroud, Gloucestershire

 

 

 

Hired for Wedding Ceilidhs & Birthday Barn Dances in Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Ceilidh to Barn Dance, a live performance gives a totally different experience. Browse those of our barn dance bands to play at the venue. A great  Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band will involve everyone in the evening's entertainment, whatever their age. At a wedding ceilidh, the first dance can either be done to the band, or to the Bride and Groom's own CD. If the first dance is done by the ceilidh band or barn dance band, then it is often one involving the bride and groom as the 'centre piece'. It's a great way to start, because it involved all the guests and gets the evening off to a great start. This is how one source has described this wedding venue: Pittville Pump Room, Gloucestershire

"Set in Pittville Park and overlooking the lake and magnificent gardens, Pittville Pump Room is an extremely popular venue for civil marriage ceremonies and receptions. Package includes the use and set-up of the hall with red carpet, use of the hall for one and a half hours (the ceremony takes 20 minutes), parking for up to 150 guests."

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Prestbury House Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A live music group shows commitment to only the best. Consider some of our superb barn dance bands who could play at the venue. A traditional  Ceilidh Band know how to make sure everyone has a great evening. Typically, the evening would start with some music to listen to, to get people 'in the mood'. There would be a couple of dances, then a break for people to get their breath back, while the band played another tune, then another dance and so on.. A quote re, the wedding venue: Queen's Hotel, Gloucestershire

"5 star hotel in the city centre with 79 en suite rooms. Easy access via M5, 1 mile to Cheltenham railway station. 50 miles to Bristol airport. Meeting room suite (natural light) for 100 people. AA Rosette award winning Napier Restaurant, Gold Cup Bar and Lounge?"

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Ramada Gloucester - Hotel & Country Club, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Ramada Gloucester, Bowden Hall Country House Hotel, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Seymour House Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Stratton House Hotel, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Barn Function Centre, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Live music- from weddings to parties, enhances the memories. There are several barn dance bands , whether a wedding, party or other event. A dancable  Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band can make the event fun for everyone, whether they have never done this sort of thing before, or are experts. Callers are used to working with a broad range of guests at a wedding ceilidh. From young to old, from energetic to subdued, all can be guided throught the dances by a good caller. This has been written about the wedding venue: The Dark Barn, Gloucestershire

"For every occasion, all year round, The Dark Barn can offer you the perfect solution in a beautiful setting. Perfect for wedding receptions (approved for civil weddings), birthday parties, conferences, seminars and corporate entertainment."

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Cheltenham Regency Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Dark Barn, Rudford, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Fleet Inn, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Frogmill Inn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Greenway, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Kings Arms, Mickleton, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The New Inn, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Speech House, Coleford, Gloucestershire

A live music group shows commitment to only the best. Peruse these barn dance bands to entertain your guests. A sensational  Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band will involve everyone in the evening's entertainment, whatever their age. Ceilidhs and Barn Dances can be done to Scottish, English, Irish, American and some European folk tunes. Some of the dances are common to all nationalities, and all are done in sets and circles of varying sizes. Many things have been written about this wedding venue and its location, for example: The Speech House, Gloucestershire

"The Speech House Hotel, is a former 17th century hunting lodge set in the heart of the idillic Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Overlooking the romantic wilderness of the surrounding Forest of Dean, The Speech House Hotel offers comfortably appointed bedrooms, several with four-poster beds have been tastefully refurbished and offer modern facilities while retaining their original charm. The beamed Verderer's Court restaurant reflects the room's continuing use as a courthouse for the Foresters of Dean, while the more intimate Freeminers Restaurant maintains links with a unique Forest of Dean tradition. The Speech House Hotel is ideal if you are looking for a country wedding venue in Gloucestershire."

 

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Swan Hotel, Bibury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Tudor House, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at The Tunnel House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Thistle Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Thistle Hotel Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Tortworth, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Create a unique experience with a live performance. Peruse our choice of talented barn dance bands who you may be interested in booking. An energetic  Irish Ceilidh Band know how to make the evening go and go. A barn dance or Ceilidh can work with as few as twelve people to as many as three hundred and fifty. More usual at a wedding is between fourty and a hundred and fifty. This has been written about the wedding venue: Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Gloucestershire

"Exquisite cuisine, attentive service and elegant surroundings all come together at Tortworth Court. Set on the edge of the Cotswolds in South Gloucestershire, this magnificent Grade II* listed Victorian mansion is set in 30 acres of tranquil parkland, with an arboretum of over 300 rare and protected trees."

 

barn dance & ceilidhs at Washbourne Court, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

barn dance & ceilidhs at White House Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

 

 

For venues, ceilidhs, barn dances and information about the other towns and counties our other bands have played at, see:

 

Worcestershire Ceilidh Barn Dance Venues

 

Oxfordshire Ceilidh Barn Dance Venues

 

Warwickshire Ceilidh Barn Dance Venues

 

West Midlands Ceilidh Barn Dance Venues

 

Wiltshire Ceilidh Barn Dance Venues

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