scallywag

barn dance and ceilidh in devon and somerset - Weddings, birthdays, community dances, social dances, charity fundraisers and parties

Scallywag Ceilidh Band

An experienced, energetic band providing dance music for your wedding, birthday or fund-raising event.

Based on the Devon and Somerset border, we have over 25 years experience in running ceilidhs and barn dances for weddings, parties, social dances and charity fund-raising across the South-West from Plymouth to Bristol and down to Bournemouth

If you are interested in a Wedding barn dance please scroll down or follow the links above

Scallywag Wedding Barn Dance - Disco combo


If you want to round your barn dance off with a disco at the end of the evening, Scallywag have combined the two to help you with space and save you money.

  • Popular at Weddings and parties
  • Ideal for small venues that can't accommodate 2 sets of speakers, desks, lights, etc
  • No 'chaos' in the middle of the evening when to band has to dismantle its gear mid-way through the evening
  • Will cost less than hiring a disco as well

For more detailed information please click on our Weddings link

Choose your venue wisely

Weddings

If you are looking for a band for a wedding you may have already decided that you want to have the wedding breakfast or reception in a Hotel or Marquee.

Have a look at our venue page as it has a lot of useful information about many different types of venue.

Dances in village halls

Village and community halls are great venues as they are usually a good size for dancing and have all of the facilities you need in one space. Some have particular rules about types of entertainment, volume, food, drink, rubbish disposal, etc. so it is best to check out their terms and conditions. Also, find out about finishing and locking up times as I have seen over-zealous caretakers and wardens put an unpleasant end on a good evening? For more detailed information, please check out these pages

More about the band

Scallywag Ceilidh Band are all professional musicians and came together more than fifteen years ago from some of the busiest and most popular folk dance bands in Somerset to develop our unique blend of traditional and contemporary folk music.

In that time we have played at over 500 weddings and social dances providing entertainment to suit the young and old alike.

We pride ourselves on being able to vary the style (and the volume) from traditional folk music through to a rocky, contemporary sound that's sure to get everyone's feet moving.

We have all been playing folk and other music for as long as we can remember. Gordon, the caller and founder of the band, was a professional trombonist, arranger and MD playing in cabarets and shows across Europe. Between us we have played in rock covers bands, circuses, brass bands, jazz orchestras and symphony orchestras.

These different influences make up the sound of 'Scallywag'

Gallery

Bride, bridesmaids, young and old having fun
Bride, bridesmaids, young and old having fun
Time for the scallywag disco
Time for the scallywag disco
First dance for as many as will
First dance for as many as will
Forward and back....everyone dancing again
Forward and back....everyone dancing again
Come as you are
Come as you are
Dip and dive
Dip and dive

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