Ceilidh/Barn Dance Bands

Ceilidh Bands are very popular at wedding parties. They are the ideal ice breaker, it's hard to ignore the requests of the 'Caller' to get up & dance.

We offer a MIX'N'MATCH service, incorporating some of the finest Ceilidh Bands in the midlands, together with a number of excellent CALLERS if required. We can provide bands with specific styles such as Irish/Scottish or traditional/barn dance or a band that can cover a variation of all.

The addition of a DJ or discotheque for the latter part of the evening may enhance your enjoyment of the evening as a whole.

The Cat's Whiskers

The Cat's Whiskers Barn Dance Band usually comprises of three musicians playing fiddle, accordion & keyboard (sometimes a few other things too), but we can provide more or less musicians as required. We have over 70 years experience of music making between us, & a similar time spent on the dance floor learning to appreciate good dance sound. Does this make us each over 140 years old? - Not Yet!

We have played many times at the country's top folk dance clubs & festivals, including Sidmouth, Whitby, Broadstairs, Eastbourne, Chippenham, Bromyard, Lichfield, Southam & at the National Centres for English Traditional Dance (Cecil Sharp House in London, Halsway Manor in Somerset). Occasionally with teams of experienced dancers we attend overseas dance festivals (Denmark, France, Spain). 

We have worked with many of the country's top callers, & with guests from Europe & America. Once we understand the background to your event we will select the caller most suitable for you & make all the arrangements on your behalf.

Barn Dances usually last around 3 hours, with a short break about half-way through the evening. This is an excellent time to serve any refreshments you had planned. During the break they can provide recorded background music on request. Requests from the dancers for their 'Favourite Barn Dance' - e.g. 'Strip the Willow' - will be incorporated into the programme where practical.

Ceilidh Bands

Ceilidh Bands are very popular at wedding parties. They are the ideal ice breaker, it's hard to ignore the requests of the 'Caller' to get up & dance.

We offer a MIX'N'MATCH service, incorporating some of the finest Ceilidh Bands in the midlands, together with a number of excellent CALLERS if required. We can provide bands with specific styles such as Irish/Scottish or traditional/barn dance or a band that can cover a variation of all.

The addition of a DJ or discotheque for the latter part of the evening may enhance your enjoyment of the evening as a whole.

The Cat's Whiskers

The Cat's Whiskers Barn Dance Band usually comprises of three musicians playing fiddle, accordion & keyboard (sometimes a few other things too), but we can provide more or less musicians as required. We have over 70 years experience of music making between us, & a similar time spent on the dance floor learning to appreciate good dance sound. Does this make us each over 140 years old? - Not Yet!

We have played many times at the country's top folk dance clubs & festivals, including Sidmouth, Whitby, Broadstairs, Eastbourne, Chippenham, Bromyard, Lichfield, Southam & at the National Centres for English Traditional Dance (Cecil Sharp House in London, Halsway Manor in Somerset). Occasionally with teams of experienced dancers we attend overseas dance festivals (Denmark, France, Spain). 

We have worked with many of the country's top callers, & with guests from Europe & America. Once we understand the background to your event we will select the caller most suitable for you & make all the arrangements on your behalf.

Barn Dances usually last around 3 hours, with a short break about half-way through the evening. This is an excellent time to serve any refreshments you had planned. During the break they can provide recorded background music on request. Requests from the dancers for their 'Favourite Barn Dance' - e.g. 'Strip the Willow' - will be incorporated into the programme where practical.