Box & Fiddle Dance Band

from£670

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Box & Fiddle Dance Band provide a whole evening's music with great Ceilidh dance sets aimed at everyone from complete beginners to old hands.

They take great care to make sure there's always something wonderful to listen to, for example welcome music to as guests arrive to make sure everyone's happy!

The main event is the dancing! The band always focus on one thing: ensuring everyone has a great time. Although they include tunes from all over the British Isles, USA, France, Quebec, Sweden and beyond, they are happy to tailor the evening to suit you, for example a mainly Scottish feel or a total mix.

A ceilidh it was! Absolutely brilliant!! Colin, Private event, London, October 2017

So, if you want a Jane Austen style welcome set, full-on Irish céilí dancing, a romantic French style send off, they'll be delighted to oblige. Their caller is highly adept at pitching the dance to all audiences – no experience necessary!

The band members are all highly proficient and experienced musicians with at least twenty years experience of playing professionally. They just love seeing people dance and have a great time.

Box & Fiddle Dance Band are equipped with top-notch PAT tested equipment suitable for audiences from 20 to 500. They always provide a microphone for you to make announcements and speeches and are happy to play your music through our system if you wish to.

They also have full Public Liability Insurance and risk assessments for setting up and performing safely in all settings and venue types.

Performance info

Line-up Violin; accordion; guitar; caller
Performance duration 2 x 50 minute dance sets plus warm up music
Interval music Yes (included)
Lighting Yes (stage lighting included)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add second violin
Add £160
For an authentic folk sound
Add acoustic bass
Add £160
For a bigger live sound

English Barn Dance

Blaydon Races
Circle Hornpipe
Cumberland Reel
Four Around Four
Lucky 7
Military Two-Step
Ninepins
Nottingham Swing
Oxo Reel
Roger De Coverley
Rosa Waltz
The Snowball
Yarmouth Long Dance

Scottish Ceilidh

Brittania Two-Step
Canadian Barndance
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Duke Of Perth
Eightsome Reel
Flying Scotsman
Gay Gordons
Hamilton House
Highland Schottische
Orcadian Strip The Willow
St Bernard’s Waltz
Swedish Masquerade

Irish Ceilidh

4 Hand Jig
Antrim Reel
Bonfire Dance
Bridge Of Athlone
Cross Reel
Duke Reel
Fairy Reel
Gates Of Derry
Glencar Reel
Haste To The Wedding
Haymakers Jig
Lannigans Ball
Morris Reel
Rakes Of Mallow
Seige Of Carrick
Siege Of Ennis
Six Hand Reel
St Patricks Day
Strip The Willow
The Sweets Of May
Trip To The Cottage
Walls Of Limerick
Waves Of Tory

American Hoedown

Arkansas Traveller
Ashokan Farewell
Bonaparte Crossing The Rockies
Buffalo Gals
Cluck Old Hen
Cripple Creek
Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand
Goodbye Girls I’m Going To Boston
Maple Sugar
Oh Susanna
Old Joe Clark
She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain
Slocan Shuffle
Turkey In The Straw
Waiting For The Federals
Whisky Before Breakfast

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Thank you SO much for your lovely music , splendid caller and just generally being such a great part of my party. Please do pass on my biggest thanks to the rest of the band , you are all LOVELY.”

Frances, Birthday, London, July 2019

“I was satisfied with both the agency and dance band. The agency informed me of everything I needed to know and the dance band kept the audience entertained with the music and instructions of how to do the dances.”

Janet, 70th Birthday Party, Orsett Hall in Essex, April 2019

“I just wanted to say a quick thank you for playing at our anniversary party. It went really well and your band was a big part of that. The music was lovely and your people were really professional. A big thank you from me and my husband - and do thank the lads and ladies in your band for making it a wonderful evening.”

Joanne & Paul, Private Party in Eltham, May 2018

“Thank you so much for the amazing evening. The ceilidh was enjoyed by everyone and my legs are still aching! Very best wishes.”

Wendy, Birthday Party in London, March 2018

“Thank you for the lively music and an energetic caller – everyone seemed to have lots of fun, and that’s what we wanted!”

Monika, Private Event in London, November 2017

“My apologies for the unseemly lateness, but I think I told you that we were going away for a few weeks immediately after the ceilidh. And what a ceilidh it was! Absolutely brilliant. Such good, honest enjoyment – everyone loved it, and I do mean everyone. I have had so many more positive comments than ever before.”

Colin, Private Event in London, October 2017

“It's testament to the professionalism, sense of community and creative talent that a group can hit our brief for Jah Burns, a fusion of Scottish and Jamaican culture to celebrate Burns Night. The band did just that adding the perfect ceilidh to our cross-cultural event. So much so we had them back for our free family event during our summer festival and they'll return for Jah Burns 2018.”

Rachel, Festival in Sydenham, July 2017

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