Black Velvet Band

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A professional band with two decades experience, Black Velvet Band can provide you will a first class Barn Dance, Ceilidh and Irish Ceili and an American Hoedown – or even a brilliant set of Irish songs and tunes performed in simple café style. Looking for a different “take” on a Christmas party? You will enjoy a Christmas Ceilidh! Jase and Mike from Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio have set lots of traditional carols and popular songs as dance tunes. The band, of course, dress in their best Christmas jumpers and Santa hats!

“Irish? Scottish? Barndance? American Hoedown? Folky Pop?  No problem!”

The band’s flexible line-up depends on the style. The virtuoso fiddle-playing of Mike Evans dominates the sound. An accordion and fiddle sit at the heart of the Scottish style.  Want to go Irish?  Guitar and excellent vocals join the fiddle and accordion along with double-bass. Nashville-style bluegrass fiddle-playing leads the Hillbilly Hoedown sound.

The band is happy to include a session or two of organised dancing in ceilidh or barn dance style.Don’t worry if you’ve never experienced these styles of dancing before. It’s easy! The band’s specialist ‘dance-caller’ will explain and show you how. Anyway, getting mixed up and tying your feet in a tangle is half the fun – it’s not ‘getting it wrong’, it’s all down to individual interpretation!

Want to go Scottish? The dance-caller will include all the tried-and-trusted favourites such as ‘The Gay Gordons’ or ‘Strip The Willow’. If you’d like a ceili, Irish-style, Black Velvet Band will throw a few well-known Irish songs into the mix, and give you ‘The Siege Of Ennis’ and ‘The Bridge Of Athlone’. Prefer to pull on your cowboy boots, a kerchief and Stetson and wheel out your dos-y-dos at an American hoedown? These guys will treat you to a real down-home hootenanny, Texas-style. Additionally, the guys can round the night off with a set of Gypsy-style Swing Jazz.

  • Ceilidh, ceili, barn dance or hoedown? BVB is simply the best!
  • A specialist dance-caller for each specific style
  • The band can dress in costume to suit the event

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Irish Song Repertoire

  • Black Velvet Band
  • Carrickfergus
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fairytale Of New York
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Follow Me Up To Carlow
  • Green Fields Of France
  • I’ll Tell Me Ma
  • Lakes Of Pontchartrain
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Muirshin Durkin
  • Ride On
  • Sally Gardens
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Spanish Lady
  • Star Of The County Down
  • The Irish Rover
  • Town I Loved So Well
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Wild Rover
  • ….and plenty more….

Irish Dance-Tunes

  • Around The World For Sport
  • Belfast Polka
  • Fairy Dance
  • Fiery Clockface
  • Foxhunters
  • Ger The Rigger
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • John Ryan’s Reel
  • Merrily Kiss The Quaker
  • May Moon
  • Morrison’s Jig
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • The Gobbio
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin
  • Trip Upstairs
  • ….and plenty more….

Scottish Dance-Tunes

  • Atholl Highlanders
  • Cameron McFadyean
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Devil Among The Tailors
  • Down The Glen
  • East Neuk Of Fife
  • Flower Of Scotland
  • Flowers Of Edinburgh
  • Gay Gordons
  • Mairie’s Wedding
  • Peter Street
  • Prince Charlie
  • Scotland The Brave
  • The Haughs Of Cromdale
  • The Mason’s Apron
  • ….and plenty more….

Folky Pop

  • Ain’t No Sunshine
  • Daydream
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Hound-Dog
  • House Of The Rising Sun
  • If I Fell (Instr)
  • In My Life
  • Johnny B. Goode
  • Let It Be Me
  • Moondance
  • Norwegian Wood
  • You Win Again
  • You’ve Got A Friend
  • Sunny
  • Hey Good Lookin’
  • Up on the roof

Hillbilly Hoedown Repertoire

  • Achy-Breaky Heart
  • Always On My Mind
  • Act Naturally
  • American Pie
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Bile Dem Cabbage Down (Instrumental)
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Bye Bye Love
  • Can’t Hold Out
  • Comin’ Round The Mountain
  • Country Roads
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Diggy-Liggy-Lo
  • Donkey Reel (Instrumental)
  • Don’t Fence Me In
  • Durang’s Reel (Instrumental)
  • Goodnight Irene
  • Hello Mary Lou
  • Hey, Good-Lookin’
  • I Love You Because
  • I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  • Jambalaya
  • King Of The Road
  • Me And Bobby McGee
  • Midnight At The Oasis
  • Orange Blossom Special (Instrumental)
  • Raining In My Heart
  • Stand By Me
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Take It Easy
  • Turkey In The Straw  (Instrumental)
  • When Will I Be Loved
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Your Cheatin’ Heart

Swing Jazz Classics

  • After You’ve Gone
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Anything Goes
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Moon
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Georgia
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I’m Confessin’
  • It Had To Be You
  • Lady Be Good
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Moon River
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Night And Day
  • Out Of Nowhere
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  • Summertime
  • Sunny
  • Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Sweet Sue
  • S’Wonderful
  • The Nearness Of You
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • ….and plenty more…

Christmas Songs

  • Do They Know It’s Christmas?
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Fairy Tale Of New York
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
  • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Mary’s Boy Child
  • Merry Christmas Everyone
  • Mistletoe And Wine
  • Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Silent Night
  • Sleigh Ride
  • We’re Flying Through the Air
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

Christmas Carols

  • Away in a Manger
  • Deck the Halls
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Good Christian Men Rejoice
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Joy to the World
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • Silent Night
  • The First Noel
  • The Gloucestershire Wassail
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • We Three Kings of Orient are
  • While Shepherds Watched