This page is about the West Midlands 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. This is the 'big smoke' for us, heading to the big city from the relatively rural situation that most of our band members live in. 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. Below is a small sellection of events we have played at over the years in the West Midlands area and Birmingham itself.
Birmingham, at the centre of the West Midlands, is very fortunate in having Symphony Hall – a venue that ranks amongst the best concert halls in the world. They also have the resident orchestra, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. But Symphony Hall isn't just about classical music, as it puts on jazz, folk, pop and more. The hall has adjustable acoustics, huge wall panels that can be moved to absorb or reflect sound to make the whole equally good for a full symphony orchestra, a string quartet or jazz band. Seats are comfortable and tiered, to the extent where I find the top balcony one is quite terrifying as well and looks down from vertiginous heights. But it wasn't always like this.
Doing Ceilidhs and Barn Dances in a city environment is somehow different in feel to the village hall event. I can’t put my finger on it, but whether it is Irish Ceilidh, American Hoedown, English Country Dance, or Scottish Ceilidh, there is a subtle difference. Perhaps it is just the different beers that are on tap?
In the 1970s the CBSO performed in the town hall. Acoustics want to bad, but vision was hopeless. Seats were all at the same level, and you are lucky if you could see much of the orchestra or the conductor. The seat were also incredibly uncomfortable. I did find a solution though. There was a balcony that was closed to the public, which had comfortable armchairs and settees on it. On one occasion I was not feeling well during the concert, probably exacerbated by the hideously uncomfortable seating. One of the ushers kindly suggested an interval that I go up onto the balcony I get more air. It was wonderful. You could see the orchestra, is a music better, and sit comfortably. After that, for concerts, always tried to sneak upstairs when no one was looking, and more often than not got away with it.
This was shortly after I'd left university, where had been playing in a barn dance band, the string quartet, a ceilidh band and an absolutely superb chamber Orchestra. When I moved to the West Midlands though, I found it quite difficult to find good music. It was okay if you went into the centre of Birmingham, but I was living out the other side of Wolverhampton. Not far from Wolverhampton and Birmingham you may think, but in the 1970s even finding one's way into and out of the centre of Birmingham was a major expedition. I don't know what is wrong with the area, but they don't seem to have invented road signs. This was in the days before satnav of course, and well after the Second World War when all road signs were removed in case of an invasion. The rest of the world had replaced road signs, but not the West Midlands. It was a secretive area all to itself. Outsiders from the south of England would definitely welcome. Unless you'd been born in the area and knew the roads because it was in your genetics, then you are lost.
Walsall had an orchestra, the Arian Symphony Orchestra. Even navigating one's way as far as Walsall was quite an achievement, the worse it gets music. The orchestra was keen, enthusiastic, and had some decent players, but is rehearsal venue was something else. It was in the offices built into part of a black country drop forge, so that your accompanied by the rhythm of the forging hammers, which might or might not be in time with the first movement of Beethoven's fifth Symphony! So navigating through the signless streets to Walsall, spending an evening playing music to the rhythm of a drop forge – with the floors and music stand bouncing to the rhythm of the hammers – and navigating back home again, was quite an ordeal. What musicians will do for their art!!
Kidderminster cricket club Chester road Kidderminster Worcs , DY10 1TH, West Midlands
40th Birthday wedding ceilidh plus disco Ceilidh/ Barndance Band
Stone Manor Hotel, nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire, , DY10 4PJ, West Midlands
Live music booked for Wedding Ringerike Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band
Coombe House Nursing Home54 Broomfield Road Kidderminster , DY11 5PH, West Midlands
70th birthday for Bernard Irish Folk Session Band ref: 4314.2
La Brasserie, 5 Lower Mill St, Kidderminster. Worcestershire. , DY11 6UU, West Midlands
70th Birthday for Jim and family get together Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Arley Arboretum Lion Lane, Upper Arley, Worcestershire , DY12 1SQ, West Midlands
Live music booked for Wedding - Hayley and Paul Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.1
Highfield, Jennings Wood Lane, Heightington, Bewdley, Worcestershire. , DY12 2YQ, West Midlands
Bewdley is one of England's finest old towns, with a Georgian church and many i8th-century houses, especially in Load Street. Tickenhill House, on a hill above the town, has a brick facade added in 1738 to the remains of a Tudor royal palace. The town stands on the fringe of the Wyre Forest, and a 3^-mile nature trail starts near the Duke William Inn.
Live music booked for Wedding Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band
Areley Kings Village Hall Areley Common, Stourport-on-Severn, Worc, DY13 0NB, West Midlands
50th Birthday Party Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Until the late i8th century, when the canals were built, Stourport was a quiet village. Then it became a bustling commercial centre, the busiest inland port in the Midlands after Birmingham. Today the canals are used mainly for pleasure boats. For the tourist on foot there are some fine Georgian houses and an iron bridge built in 1870.
Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 8DU, West Midlands
50th Birthday Party Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Stourport Manor, 35 Hartlebury Road, Stourport, Worcestershire, , DY13 9JA , West Midlands
Evening Barn Dance after wedding reception Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band
Neen Sollars, DY14 0AL, West Midlands
Live band hired for Wedding Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.2
Neen Sollars Victory Hall Neen Sollars, DY14 0AL, West Midlands
Live band hired for Wedding - Laura and Jamie Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.2
Hill House Farm, Milson, Cleobury Mortimer, , DY14 0BA, West Midlands
Family camping party with marquee Ceilidh /Barn dance Band
Cleobury Mortimer is a market town which derives its name from the great Norman family of Mortimer who established themselves here in 1086. Hugh de Mortimer built a fortress in 1160 which Henry II later demolished; the earthworks can still be seen near the church. In front of the mid 16thcentury Talbot Hotel, once a coaching inn, are the remains of an ancient market cross, where the body of Henry VIII's brother Arthur was laid during the journey from Ludlow to Worcester Cathedral, where he is buried.
Half-timbered and 18th-century houses line the tree-shaded main street. It is believed that William Langland, author of 'Piers Plowman', was born here in the I4th century and the church has a window in his memory.
Dudley is an ancient industrial town of the West Midlands, rises on ridges between 400 and 800 ft above sea level, and offers broad vistas, to the north over rolling Staffordshire hills, to the west over the Severn Valley, and to the south over the pasturelands of Hereford and Worcester. The ruins of Dudley Castle, with some walls 8 ft thick, date from the I3th century, and rise above magnificent woodlands. Pits that were once workings for minerals are now used to accommodate Dudley Zoo's wild animals. A chairlift carries visitors from the castle gates up the 18o-ft incline to the zoo, which has one of the finest sea-lion pools in thecountry. In a wooded valley below Castle Hill are the ruins of a Norman priory.
The Central Museum has a fine collection of geological specimens featuring local limestone and coal fossils, and items are being collected for a museum of Black Country life and industry. The Church of St Thomas the Apostle is a dominating building in Regency Gothic, built in 1817. It has a graceful spire and above the marble altar is a carving of St Thomas by Samuel Joseph, who also has works in Westminster Abbey.
Wren's Nest Hill, a mile north-west of Dudley Castle, is a National Nature Reserve which also contains fossils of creatures at least 300 million years old.
Wolverhampton is the so-called 'Capital of the Black Country', now famous for its iron and brass foundries, possessed an important monastery before the Norman Conquest, and by 1258 was a thriving market town. Since the Second World War, many unattractive buildings of the Industrial Revolution have been removed by intelligent new planning and redevelopment. The Mander Centre and Wulfrun shopping precincts were early shopping centres that were considered a tribute to contemporary British architects, and there are fine parks, art galleries and museums. The large, mainly 15th-century parish church of St Peter, built of red stone, has a notable octagonal font and stone pulpit, and a carved lion on the balustrade of the lofty staircase.
On the Penn road to the south-west there is rural scenery and good walking country towards Himley, 6 miles away.
Moseley Old Hall, 4 miles north, is a fine Elizabethan house with many secret passages. Charles II hid there after the Battle of Worcester in 1651—the bed he slept in is on show. The hall, now owned by the National Trust, has a splendid collection of furniture, portraits, documents and treasures belonging to the Whitgreave family, who sheltered the king. The garden retains its formal 17th-century charm.
Wightwick Manor, 3 miles west, has a Jacobean appearance, though it was not built until 1887. Inside are some fine fabrics and wallpapers by William Morris, the 19th-century decorative artist. There is also some beautiful stained glass, much of it designed by C. E. Kernpe. The house is rich in paintings by Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown, Watts, Ruskin and Millais. The gardens are laid out with terraces and pools, and some splendid Irish yews and golden holly trees.
Blakelands Country House, Halfpenny Green, Bobbington, , DY7 5DP, West Midlands
60th birthday party Ceilidh/ Barndance Band
Blakelands Country House, Six Ashes Rd, Halfpenny Green, Bobbington, South Staffordshire, ,
To the south-east of Stourbridge are the hills of Clent and Lickey, with woodlands, shrubs, pools and pleasant walking country rising to 1000 ft. There are farmlands between Redditch and Bromsgrove, and hills stretch along the Shropshire border to the west. Downstream from Stourport, pleasant dairy-farming land borders the River Severn as it widens on its way towards Worcester.
Kinver is a small border town surrounded by beautiful wooded countryside. Some fine old houses survive in the main street, and the parish church, standing high above the town, has good Norman as well as i4thand 15th-century features. Steep paths lead to the top of Kinver Edge, a dramatic hill that dominates the town. Its 198 acres of heath and woodland are National Trust property. Halfway up is Holy Austin Rock, a huge sandstone formation with cave-like excavations, probably washed out by water over millions of years, and once used as dwellings by vanished tribes and hermits. From the summit, a perfect spot for picnics, can be seen four ranges of hills, the Clents, the Cotswolds, the Malverns and the Clees.
Stourbridge, DY8 1YB, West Midlands
70th birthday (Anne) The Hullabaloo English Barn Dance Band
The Bonded Warehouse Canal Street Stourbridge , DY8 4LU, West Midlands
70th birthday English Barn Dance Band
Harwood House Wassell Grove Hagley Worcestershire , DY9 9JH, West Midlands
Dinner Party (St Patrick's) Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band
Hagley was originally a large village notable for Hagley Hall, a Palladian building in a splendid landscaped park, with an Ionic temple, a rotunda and Gothic ruins. The mansion was built between 1754 and 1760 by Lord Lyttelton.
Belbroughton Church Hall, Church Road Belbroughton. , DY9 9TE, West Midlands
50th Birthday party Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Cannock Chase is an oasis of forest land and heath on the doorstep of south Staffordshire's Black Country. It is the remnant of the vast hunting ground which covered much of Staffordshire in Norman times. There are miles of lovely walks through forest land, particularly glorious in spring and autumn.Brocton Coppice, to the northwest, still has some of the original great oaks remaining. Good viewpoints include the 6oo-ft Coppice Hill, from which the Clee Hills, 30 miles to the south-west in Shropshire, are often visible. The Chase has a large herd of fallow deer, descendants of those which escaped the arrows of the Plantagenets. Foxes and badgers abound, and lizards slither over rocks on the heathlands. Bird life ranges from meadow-pipits to buzzards, and woodpeckers and nuthatches are common.
German and Commonwealth cemeteries on Cannock Chase commemorate the dead of two World Wars; the German cemetery includes the graves of the first Zeppelin crew shot down over Britain in the First World War.
St Mary's Community centre and Social Club Walsall Rd Cannock , WS11 0HE, West Midlands
Birthday Party Barn Dance Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band
Pye Green Community Centre Bradbury Lane, Hednesford, Staffs, , WS12 4EP, West Midlands
60th birthday Ceilidh/ Barndance Band
Lichfield has become a modern city, but still charming cathedral city, dominated by the cathedral's three graceful sandstone- spires, known as 'The Ladies of the Vale'. The spacious Close is still a haven of peace in which gracious I4th and 15th century houses, forming the Vicar's Close, surround a stretch of vivid green lawn.
The first cathedral was consecrated in AD 700 by St Chad, but the present building was mainly completed between 1195 and 1325. The cathedral's west front is rich with sandstone statuary, and five statues on the north-western tower and the bas-relief of Christ in Majesty above the central pillar are from the original cathedral. The stained-glass windows in the Lady Chapel are among the best in England. They came from a dissolved Cistercian abbey in Herckenrode, in Belgium, early in the igth century. In the cathedral library is one of the finest illuminated manuscripts in Europe. It includes the complete gospels of St Matthew and St Mark, and is called St Chad's Gospels, in memory of the missionary who became Bishop of Mercia in AD 669.
The house on the corner of Bread-market Street where Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 is now a Johnsonian Museum. In the cobbled square is a statue of Dr Johnson, and on the other side of the square is a monument to James Boswell, his biographer. David Garrick, the actor, lived in Lichfield with his family, and in 1736 studied Latin and Greek under Samuel Johnson, who was then a schoolmaster at a grammar school. Another famous man born in Lichfield was Elias Ashmole, the antiquarian who left his priceless collection of antiquities to Oxford University. They are now in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.
Lichfield, WS13 6NP, West Midlands
Military dinner night (St Patrick's day) The Coulan Sona Irish Ceilidh Band
Lichfield,, WS13 7AW, West Midlands
Live music booking for Wedding The Ceilidh Idealach Scottish Ceilidh Band
Lichfield Rugby Club Cooke Fields Tamworth Road Lichfield , WS14 9JE, West Midlands
Live music booking for Wedding Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band
The Bents Farm, Fisherwick Road, Fisherwick, Lichfield, Staffordshire,, WS14 9JN, West Midlands
21st Birthday - English Barn Dance Band
Officers Mess, DMS WHITTINGTON Lichfield , WS14 9PY, West Midlands
Military dinner night (St Patrick's day) The Coulan Sona Irish Session Band ref: 4813.3
Packington Moor Lichfield, Staffs. , WS14 9QB, West Midlands
Live music booking for Wedding - Al and Susan The Ceilidh Idealach Scottish Ceilidh Band ref: 4812.1
The Beverley Hotel, Walsall, , WS4 2DJ, West Midlands
Live music booking for Wedding Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Great Wyrley Community Centre, Landywood Lane, Walsall, , WS6 6JX, West Midlands
David's 30th Birthday Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band
Cheslyn Hay Village Hall Sheffield, WS6 7HP, West Midlands
60th Birthday Party Ceilidh/ Barndance Band
Novotel, Union Street, Wolverhampton. , WV1 3JN, West Midlands
Live music hired for Wedding The RM String Quartet ref: 6514
Essington Community Centre Hobnock Road Essington Wolverhampton,, WV11 2RF, West Midlands
Ceilidh Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band
Larkstone, , WV15 5PD, West Midlands
Bridgnorth is an ancient market town on a red sandstone ridge. The LowTown is connected to the High Town by a winding main road, a cliff railway and flights of steep steps. The Low Town, on the banks of the Severn, has some attractive old houses, including Diamond Hall, built in the late 17th century by Colonel Roger Pope with the winnings of his horse Diamond.
The High Town has a foreign air about it, with stepped streets lined by red-tiled houses with tall chimneys. The tower of the late Norman castle keep leans at 17 degrees from the perpendicular—three times the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. There are views across the Severn from the walk around the castle grounds. The High Street has many 18th-century houses and inns, as well as earlier buildings. The Italianate parish church of St Mary Magdalene was built in 1794 by Thomas Telford, best remembered for his bridge engineering. It stands among Georgian houses in East Castle Street. The town hall was built in 1652 and incorporates materials from an ancient barn.
Quatt Village Hall, Quatt, Bridgnorth. , WV156QN, West Midlands
Evening Wedding Party Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, , WV16 4AB, West Midlands
Evening Wedding Reception SR English Barn Dance Band
Chorley Village HallChorley, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire, , WV16 6PP, West Midlands
40th Birthday Party Ceilidh/ Barndance Band
Woodfield Social & Sports Club Woodfield Avenue, Wolverhampton , WV4 4AD, West Midlands
60th birthday celebration Ringerike Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band ref: 4003.3
Beacon Centre for the Blind Wolverhampton Road East, Wolverhampton , WV4 6AZ, West Midlands
60th Birthday party - Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band
The Plough Inn Aston Lane, Claverley, Wolverhampton. , WV5 7DX, West Midlands
50th Birthday Party - Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band
Claverley occupies the rich agricultural land of south-east Salop (Shropshire) is dominated by the limestone ridge of Wenlock Edge, which the poet A. E. Housman described in 'A Shropshire Lad': 'On Wenlock Edge, the wood's in trouble; His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves; The gale, it plies the saplings double; And thick on Severn snow the leaves.' Between Wenlock Edge and the twin hills of Titterstone Glee and Brown Clee to the south-east, the River Corve winds through beautiful Corve Dale, which has a wealth of attractive isth and 16th-century manor farms. The Corve joins the valley of the River Teme near Ludlow, where the ruins of the massive nth-century sandstone castle stand out high above the river like a picture in a child's story book.
Woverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Neville Lodge, 53 Newbridge Cres, Wolverhampton, , WV6 0LH, West Midlands
Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club event Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band
Great Hall, The Mount Hotel, Mount Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8HL, West Midlands
Live music hired for Wedding The Licketysplit American Barn Dance Band ref: 4814.2
Linden Lea Linden Lea House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton , WV6 ODD, West Midlands
Retirement Party Ceilidh/ Barndance Band
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Allesley Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Arden Hotel and Leisure Centre, Bickenhill, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Berrow Court, Birmingham, West Midlands
A recording just doesn't have the class of a live music group. Consider hiring one of our excellent barn dance bands that perform in your part of the country. A lively Scottish Ceilidh Band will get everyone up and having a great time. 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.. Quotation: Berrow Court, the Midlands
"A superb location, ideally suited to hold wedding receptions and civil ceremonies. Berrow Court is wonderful in both summer and winter months alike. Guests can enjoy Pimms under the Gazebo while the musicians play, or champagne and canap? beside one of our log fires. The arts and craft d?or, beautiful gardens offer ample photo opportunities to remember your special day."
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Birmingham City Football Club, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Birmingham Marriott Hotel, Birmingham , West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Brooklands Grange Hotel and Autographs Restaurant, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Clarendon Suites, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Connaught Hotel, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at County Ground, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Coventry City Football Club, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Dudley Village Hotel & Leisure Club, Dudley, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Dunstall Park Centre, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Haden Hill House, Warley, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Hagley Hall, Hagley, West Midlands
A special occasion, even more so with a live music group. Look and listen to the barn dance bands for your event. A wild Ceilidh /Barn Dance 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. A quote re, the wedding venue: Hagley Hall, the Midlands
"Hagley Hall is the 18th Century home to Lord & Lady Cobham. Set in 350 acres of spectacular landscaped parkland the Hall, with its ornate State rooms and rich Rococo d?or, offers a splendid and unique venue for your wedding day. Exclusive use of the Georgian Palladian Mansion permits civil ceremonies and drinks receptions which together with our experienced staff and bespoke wedding service will ensure that your special day is certainly one to remember. The versatility of the Hall means you can choose to have a civil ceremony and reception for up to 120 guests or a ceremony, reception and wedding breakfast for 110 or a traditional wedding champagne reception (standing) for 250. Larger parties can easily be accommodated in a marquee within the grounds."
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Holiday Inn Solihull, Solihull, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Jarvis International Hotel, Solihull, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Jarvis Penns Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Malmaison Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Marston Farm Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Moxhull Hall Hotel, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Nailcote Hall Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Park Inn Birmingham/West Bromwich, West Bromwich, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Quality Boundary Hotel, Walsall, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Quality Cobden Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Quality Hotel, Walsall, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Selly Manor & Minworth Greaves, Bourneville, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Sofia's Restaurant, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at St Johns Swallow Hotel, Solihull, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at St Mary's Hall Complex, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Stonebridge Manor Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Sutton Court Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Swallow Hotel Coventry, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at The Greswolde Hotel, Bar & Brasserie, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at The Tithe Barn, nr Tamworth, West Midlands
Create a unique experience with a live performance. Peruse these barn dance bands who may be of interest to you. A stimulating Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band don't care if you've never done this before, they'll get you going and enjoying yourself. 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. Here is one description: The Tithe Barn, the Midlands
"A breath taking 16th Century Barn situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. This magnificent Grade II* listed building has had many uses over the years. Now restored to its original state, we offer this impressive building for hire, capturing an age gone by, but with modern conveniences discreetly to hand. Offers charm and uniqueness, with a stunning space in which to entertain your guests; the Barn and the adjacent meadow is exclusively the guests for their special day, with access from 0800. The Tithe Barn can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated dinner and dance"
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Thistle Birmingham City, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Thistle Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Village Leisure Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Walsall Football Club, Walsall, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Westley Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Westmead Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands
barn dance & ceilidh bands at Windmill Village Hotel and Golf Club, Coventry, West Midlands
For venues, ceilidhs, barn dances and information about the other towns and counties our other bands have played at, see: