Barn Dances

A combination ideally suited for the smaller venue or where cost is a major consideration, Jill and Mark offer barn dances as a duo. Mark’s dynamic accordion playing provides a full sound perfect for dancing, whilst Jill is an extremely proficient and entertaining caller who can help even those with 3 left feet! Jill joins in on fiddle once the dance is under way. Dave Lambert is our regular guitarist when a trio is required. We work closely with Katie on flute and other musicians where a larger band is required. A further option for charity events is the Highly Strung Band Community Band.

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Audio Examples

Woodland Flowers


Brighton Camp

Fiery Clockface

All the way to Galway


We’ve also been to their barn dances and greatly enjoyed the music and Jill’s excellent calling.  They are brilliant at involving everyone in the dance and creating an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
Great evening – even those not dancing enjoyed the music very much.  I certainly would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who was looking for a Barn Dance Band.

Barbara – Ruby Wedding Celebration October 2014


A huge thank you for such an amazing night on Saturday. We have had loads of feedback from people saying how fantastic it was.

Choir Tour Fundraising Event – February 2014


massive thank you for making our wedding such fun!  All our guests really loved the ceili – you were brilliant! – All best wishes Holly and Deep – Wedding, June 2013


Such a marvellous job on our ‘ceili’ night.  Our French guests all loved it (especially Monsieur Nuisance who got the yellow card!) and your music and calling was just perfect.  –  it couldn’t have been better.

Jacquie – Twinning event, Bristol May 2013


Thank you for making our Wedding Celebration so special. We had so much fun as did our guests and with a marquee full of musicians, your fabulous performance and calling was really appreciated by everyone.
The amazing send off you organised Jill, was overwhelming and incredibly special – something that will remain with us for the rest of our lives.

Becki and Glenn – Wedding August 2014


…. the band was great and Jill has such a talent for calling and for making people feel included.

You did a lovely job of the celebrations. Jill ‘s infectious enthusiasm makes the evening go with a swing!

Jill helps everyone to get the most out of the dancing, including lots of over excited children, and everyone smiles and laughs all the time – including the people watching.