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Black Velvet Band

Black Velvet Band

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Black Velvet Band

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  • Scottish Ceilidh or English Barn Dance
  • Irish Ceili or American Hoedown
  • Swing Jazz & Folky Pop available
  • Dance caller available, if required
  • Bespoke set lists available
  • Adaptable line-up, from a duo to a six-piece

This incredibly versatile West Country-based band specialise in providing music for upbeat, interactive Ceilidhs, Barndances and Hoedowns as well as performances of the traditional Irish repertoire of songs and tunes. An experienced dance-caller can be brought along to informally guide and instruct everyone, dances can be selected and tailored to suit different abilities, and even if people do get the steps wrong it doesn't matter - it's all about having fun!

The group's flexible line-up makes them a versatile option for reception parties of all sizes, so, whether it’s to complement a theme or pay respect to Celtic family heritage, why not celebrate your newlywed status with a time-honoured, traditional knees-up!


Performing as an intimate duo performing a traditional Irish repertoire through to an energetic 6-piece, the full band comprises two fiddles, accordion, guitar, vocals and double-bass - the lively rhythmic sound will have your guests on their feet in no time!

Having performed together for many years, Black Velvet Band have perfected the art of creating a raucous and electric atmosphere at weddings across the UK. All members of the band are professional and exceptionally skilled musicians who can effortlessly adapt their playing styles to produce the exact genre you're after - whether it's evoking traditional sounds of Scotland with fiddle-tunes like 'The Flowers Of Edinburgh', or the distinctive musical flavour of the Wild Wild West.

Not that you are restricted to just a single musical style, of course. Upon request The Black Velvet Band can present a versatile setlist spanning a range of genres just for you - they can even turn their hand to a tasty bit of Swing Jazz or Folky Pop!

A full repertoire can be found here.

Performance and Audio

The Black Velvet Band typically performs 2 x 60-minute sets of live music in a three hour period! The band will bring along all the equipment required, including a professional-quality PA system, and if you have any specific song requests, simply let the bandleader know, and they will try to include it in the set.

American Hoedown - Dixie Reel

American Hoedown - Cajun Swing

American Hoedown - Hoedown Tune

American Hoedown - Blue Suede Shoes

American Hoedown - Your Cheatin' Heart

Ceilidh or Barn Dance - Celtic Reels

Ceilidh or Barn Dance - Fox Hunters - slip jig

Ceilidh or Barn Dance - L'Arridien - Breton Tune

Ceilidh or Barn Dance - May Moon - Jig

Irish Song - Fields Of Athan Rye

Irish Song - The Dawning Of The Day

Irish Song - The Irish Rover

Irish Song - Wild Rover

Scottish Ceilidh - Cock o The North

Scottish Ceilidh - Dashing White Sergeant

Scottish Ceilidh - Flowers of Edinburgh

Scottish Ceilidh -Scotland The Brave


To contact the Black Velvet Band for your wedding or special occasion, click the buttons below or to the side of this listing.


  • Janet Astley - May 15, 2017

    Thank you, guys, for finding time beforehand to rehearse with Amy, the bridegroom’s sister, who sang Elton John’s “Your Song” for the bride and groom’s 1st dance. It was beautiful and very special to have her sing their first song with accompaniment from the band. I think everyone was very moved by it (we are hoping someone filmed it but are not sure!). The dance floor was packed all evening for the ceilidh and we all had great fun – which was the intention.

    It was an amazing day, evening and whole weekend – we carried on the celebrations on Sunday! Thank you to Black Velvet Band for helping to make the wedding so memorable.

  • Lizzie and Ross Harris

    Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio provided a brilliant ceilidh for our wedding celebrations at Goldney Hall, Bristol on 12 August 2017. What a fantastic evening! The band entertained our hardy Scottish guests with well-known Scottish dances but it was most enjoyable to see English friends and family ceilidh dancing for the first time and loving it! The dances were called very clearly and were quite ambitious so there was much hilarity. It was infectious fun and everyone got involved. (The dance floor was almost too small!). Mike and the band were extremely accommodating, professional and enthusiastic. They have a huge repertoire and organised the evening flawlessly, from our first dance (Gay Gordons) to the throwing of the bouquet and the final Circassian Circle. Highly recommended.

    Thanks again for a fantastic evening of fun!

  • Brendan Lyons

    Meet Tyson Furey at Tylorstown Sports Centre: 9th September 2017

    Black Velvet Irish Trio were brilliant! 500 Furey fans stomped and jigged and sang along as they waited to be photographed with Tyson! Great stuff, lads – I’m going to book you back for next year’s event.

    Lyons Den Promotions

  • Andrew Moncrieff

    Black Velvet Band provided a five piece ceilidh band and caller for the finale of the Hawkins’ team building event. We thought the room would be too big – but we were wrong! The band brought an absolute gem of a caller, who read the crowd perfectly and the dance floor was full throughout the evening. We could have done with a larger space! The band was superb and the event was enjoyed by all concerned. I thoroughly recommend the band.

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