If you’re looking for a great wedding ceilidh, barn dance, an Irish ceili – or even an American hoedown, Black Velvet Band is the band for you! What's more, this versatile professional band can finish the night with a rousing set of folky pop or even gypsy-style Swing Jazz.
The band is led by virtuoso fiddle player, Mike Evans and tailors the line-up to suit the style of event required. Expect accordion and fiddle at a Scottish ceilidh – add a guitar/ vocalist to sing plenty of well-known Irish songs for an Irish ceili. Change the style to Nashville style bluegrass and include American rockabilly classic songs for a cracking down-home hillbilly hoedown.
A barn dance or ceilidh is a great ice breaker at a wedding. It doesn’t matter is you’ve never danced before. The band brings a specialist dance caller who walks you through the dances and calls out the moves after the music strikes up. It’s so easy that everyone can join in from kids and teenagers to grannies and grandpas. You’ll soon have everyone laughing and dancing together.
A Scottish ceilidh is not complete without “The Dashing While Sergeant” and “Strip The Willow”, while “The Siege of Ennis” and “The Bridge of Athlone” are essential at an Irish ceili, along with all the favourite Irish songs. If you decide on a Wild West themed event, the band can give you an excellent night of square dancing, hoedown style.
Your wedding is in safe hands with Black Velvet Band - a professional band with two decades' experience.