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

Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band, York, Leeds (MN3),

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Description

This trio (plus a caller),generally comprise saxophone,piano and drums and are somewhat different to most 3 piece ceilidh bands ! Wot ?? No fiddle ? No squeezebox ? You joking ? Well.....no,we're not ! Have a listen to the sample music - or ask for further samples !

Whilst their music is firmly rooted in the traditions of the British Isles (mainly English with a hint of the Gaelic nations),you can tell that there is just that difference - like,slightly jazzier - and their repertoire includes not only traditional material but some self-penned pieces,all equally uplifting as dance music ! Since Matt (saxophone) is also a caller,you can be sure he knows exactly just what type of music works for dancers - but the band always bring their own separate caller for bookings.(Try talking/calling and playing the saxophone at the same time - it's an art form yet to be perfected !!) 

Each member comes from a different musical background; Matt has played in ceilidh bands since he was young,Sam has studied jazz piano, and Rick also drums with two underground rock bands - and they're still young ! Despite this they are not a fusion group, instead maintaining a healthy respect for the tradition, brought up as they were under similar circumstances: listening to and absorbing a rich variety of folk music.

Please note - since the guys are all full-time musicians with obligations to more than just this ceilidh band,the line-up can change slightly according to availabilty and at Matt's discretion.

This ceilidh or barn dance band performs in Yorkshire,Yorks,Leeds,Sheffield,Doncaster,York,Bradford,Wakefield,Huddersfield,Halifax, Barnsley,Hull,Scunthorpe,Selby,Scarborough,Ripon,Harrogate,Middlesbrough,Darlington, Nottingham,Derby,Lancashire,North West England, Lancashire, Lancs, Manchester, Oldham, Burnley,Blackburn,Preston,

  • Will perform in:

  • North England • East Midlands
  • Musical Styles:

  • Ceilidh Bands • Barn Dance Bands

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Call or Text brief enquiry to 0788 788 7917

Alternatively, you can write to Jigs 'n' Reels, 'Homeleigh', Claphill Lane, Rushwick, Worcester WR2 5TP