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Whether you're looking for a top-notch traditional Barn Dance Band, or a great Scottish Ceilidh Band, or an Irish Ceili band, or even a Western or American style Hoe Down Band or a rompy English Ceilidh Band, this is Fiona's speciality - offering the most suitable, experienced bands who play this style of music for your special occasion.

By booking a barn dance bandhoe down or ceilidh band and caller though Fiona, you'll certainly benefit from her 35 years experience of playing in her own band JIGABIT for many hundreds of weddings, private parties and corporate functions, and on the national folk dance club and folk festival circuit.  Knowing that you may never have booked a band before, and that you want everything to be "just right", Fiona uses this vast experience to arrange the band for you with minimum hassle, giving you best value for money, offering a personalised efficient service, which ensures you have a terrific fun evening with the Barn Dance Band or Ceilidh band you book through her. 

Unless you already have personal contacts or recommendations for Bands playing this kind of music, it can certainly be a tricky and time consuming task, sifting through loads of websites to find the most suitable Barn Dance Band or Ceilidh Band and Caller in your area.  By contacting Fiona, all the hard work will be taken out of your search!  You can be sure of being offered a reliable, trustworthy experienced band and caller, whose music is already well known to Fiona.  You avoid the risk of ending up with a poor quality band or an inappropriate style of music for your function.

Some lovely things past bookers of bands have said about Fiona's service:

barn dance leicester“...Fiona’s help in finding a Ceilidh band for our wedding day was both professional and meticulous.  The Ceilidh Band were not only good value, but arrived and set up with no fuss, not to mention the fact that they were awesome!  We can’t thank Fiona enough for taking the stress out of finding our evening’s entertainment and can’t thank the band enough for such a wonderful evening.”  Gemma L

."...When I initially spoke to you on the 'phone, you were confident that you could provide what I wanted - that you certainly did. Thank you for helping to make our day so memorable."

"...I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to any other couple looking for an entertaining evening which appeals to all ages. Thank you again."

...."You're doing a GREAT job of making people's weddings happy!  What a lovely service: Efficient booking, helpful advice, and most of all a rip-roaring time! We and all our guests had the most wonderful time dancing the night away...I didn't want to leave at the end of it! Be warned, though: Flat shoes and comfy clothes are a must as we all danced ours to the ground. Can't recommend them highly enough!"

Wherever your barn dance or ceilidh is taking place in England, Fiona will make the most of her contacts with excellent musicians and offer a great band for your function.  

Areas in England covered by Barn Dance and Ceilidh and Hoe Down bands which Fiona recommends include:

East Midlands, Leicester, Leicestershire, Leics, Rutland, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Loughborough, Kegworth, Hinckley, Coalville, Ashby de la Zouch, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Notts, Mansfield, Sutton In Ashfield, Newark, Grantham, Worksop, Southwell, Cheshire, Manchester, Chester, Liverpool, Wirral, Stoke On Trent, Derby, Derbyshire, Belper, Ripley, Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Alfreton, Matlock, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Lincs, Sleaford, Hull, Norwich, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Stamford, West midlands, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Solihull, Worcester, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Staffordshire, Staffs, Tamworth, Burton On Trent, Cannock, Coleshill, Warwick, Warwickshire, Coventry, Nuneaton, Leamington Spa, Rugby, Stratford, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Towcester, Newport Pagnell, Wellingborough, Daventry, Milton Keynes, Luton, Kettering, Bedford, Bedfordshire, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Letchworth, Watford, St Albans, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Banbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Cirencester, Aylesbury, Wiltshire, Chippenham, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, Salisbury, Surrey, Guildford, Windsor, Staines, Slough, Middlesex, Reading, Brighton, Southampton, Winchester, Isle Of Wight

Even if your area does not appear in this list, please do still CONTACT FIONA - click here to go the Contact page.

A ‘phone conversation with Fiona is a great way of letting her know very quickly what your exact requirements are, but email is fine too. 
Please provide as much detailed information as possible so that demo samples can either be sent to you by email as mp3 files, or a demo CD can be posted out to you, along with information about the band and a quote. You can then have a virtual ceilidh in the comfort of your own home, and then get back to Fiona to book the band.  EASY!

"I do my very best to reply to emails within 24-48 hours. Occasionally, for reasons beyond my technical knowledge, some emails don’t reach me.  So if you don’t receive a swift reply, please ring me or email me again, thanks!"


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A specialist for Barn dance bands, ceilidh bands, hoe down bands in the UK


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