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About Banned FromThe Moor

Fun, friendly, flexible & experienced Ceilidh Band with our own caller. Based in the South West with our own top of the range PA and lights
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Ceilidh band
Newton Abbot
Public liability insurance of £10 million

We play a varied mix of traditional and contemporary dances and songs with driving rhythms and complex harmonies. We don’t restrict ourselves to a narrow range of styles as we play the tunes and songs we love. We include traditional and contemporary folk tunes as well as reggae or klezmer tunes. With our instrumental and vocal line up we can be playing a gentle lilting fiddle and whistle-led waltz one minute into an upbeat sax ska dance mix the next. We have established set lists for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances or Concerts and Festivals Our caller, with many years of dance experience, will tend to keep the dances fairly simple so that guests can spend time dancing rather than listening to a lot of instruction. The dances may progress in difficulty through the evening. We can also cover events for experienced dancers or include your favourite dances if you let us know in advance

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, World music, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Charity event, Corporate event, Concert, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Traditional & contemporary jigs, reels hornpipes and other tunes and songs
Fun dances fro complete beginners through to experienced ceilidh dancers
Driving rhythms and complex harmonies throughout
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Possibly. Happy to discuss any specific requests to see if we can help in addition to the traditional and contemporary Ceilidh music

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: 2 fiddles, concertina, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums We also play recorders, whistles, sax, clarinet, mandolin and upright bass which we may bring along according to the event and we sing. Our line-up is flexible from 2 to 8 musicians

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. We check your final timings in the run up to the event but can also be flexible on the day as is often required.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we have folk, party and chill playlists

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance! We ideally like to soundcheck about 45 mins before your guests are due to arrive. However as we have played together as a unit for so long we can

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we do! We have a fantastic caller as part of our Ceilidh band who also doubles as a musician so you get two jobs for the price of one here.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

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Hilary N, 1 year ago

Thanks so so much to all of you for playing at my 60th party on Saturday. You were amazing - we all had such fun. We will definitely be recommending you widely (can I book you for my 70th?!)

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Jacky B, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for last night – we’ve had so many comments about how good the Band is, and how much everyone enjoyed it. I think we all feel the venue was better and you made it look so beautiful with the lights and everything. It’s a grand event and fundraiser for us and we’re happy it’s such value for money and everyone has a good time. It wouldn’t be the same at all without you and we’re really grateful for your support these last 3 years – hopefully you will be up for doing it again?!