Barn dances are great for weddings and parties alike
Scallywag have had years of experience in making barn dances work for weddings,
parties, village days, Harvest Suppers etc.
We are able to change from a traditional lineup and sound to a contemporary,
electric sound within the space of one number. This makes us extremely flexible
to adjust our sound to suit all age groups. We can play acoustically or really
crank it up depending on how many people you invite.
This page is principally about running a social barn dance
for parties, villages days, charity fundraisers.
If you are looking to book us for your wedding
or want to have a disco as part of your party, please check out the Weddings
page as the timings there will be more relevant.
A few things to consider
Timings - If you are running from 7:30 to 11:00 it
is better to have a longer second half. It's good, therefore, to break
for food around 8:30. If you are still eating at 9:00 we will play some
background music while you finish up. That way you still get enough dancing
time in the second half. 9:00 is usually a good time to do 'Happy Birthday',
speeches or the raffle (or all three) depending on what event it is.
Children above the age of 6 love to dance at ceilidhs
but dances always work better when there are about 75% adults in attendance
(see image below). The really young ones are usually happy to jump around
to the music at the sides.
Food - If you haven't decided how you are going to
do your food yet have a look at our Food
page. Remember, the more food you organise, the longer it will take to
eat and the longer it will take to clear away.
Venues - 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.