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Stomping Boondocks

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About Stomping Boondocks

Wedding band
Bournemouth
Public liability insurance of £2 million
A lively folk / covers / ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.

A lively folk / covers / ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England. We are available for performing concerts, barn dances, ceilidhs, corporate events and everything in between, in the venue of your choice, be it a stately home or your back garden! We perform a range of music (both songs and tunes) from a broad repertoire and era from traditional folk to modern classics. We can cater for specific and traditional Irish or Scottish Ceilidhs, although for most Barn Dance / Ceilidhs we keep broad, unless specified. Booking us for your wedding? Here is some more info! Your wedding day is important to you, and it’s important to know that everything is in hand. We have a few different wedding services that we can offer, but we are also flexible – so if you want to combine parts, or mix and match or have a different idea, do talk to us!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk
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Types:
Wedding band, Ceilidh band, Traditional English folk group, Traditional Scottish folk group, Traditional Irish folk group, Folk fusion band, Contemporary folk band, Country band, Acoustic band, Cover band, Function band, Party band, Folk-rock band, Festival band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Tunes, Jigs & Reels
We put together our set lists with an ever evolving selection of traditional tunes to accompany our dances, here are just a few:
Rochdale Coconut Dance
The Sloe
Jump At The Sun
Lannigan’s Ball
Auld Lang Syne
John Ryan’s Polka
Indian Point
Galopede
King of The Faeries
Ten Penny Bit
The Hits!
Whilst everyone loves a good ol’ dance, nothing beats singing along to your favourites! Get your voices warmed up ready for these:
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tell Me Ma Traditional
Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Wake Me Up Avicii
Beautiful Day The Levellers
Drunken Sailor Traditional
London Town Bellowhead
Irish Rover Traditional
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
In The Morning Razorlight
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes we normally intersperse our ceilidh performances with covers of classic songs and tunes. This gives everyone the opportunity to have a rest between dancing!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up generally consists of five people, a caller, guitarist, fiddle player, drummer and bassist. We can also offer a four-piece version with a cajon rather than a full drum kit.

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

We're 100% flexible and know how even the best laid plans can come unstuck. As such we're happy to work with you in order to ensure everything runs exactly as you'd like!

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

Absolutely. Our bassist and guitarist offer a professional DJ service, with full PA, following the live music until the end of your evening. This does come at an additional cost and can be discussed when booking.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our set up is normally an hour, this allows us to set up all instruments and ensure the stage is as neat and tidy as possible. As with anything, the more time the better, but at a push we can work within around 45 minutes.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, our caller Paul is vastly experienced, having been in ceilidh bands since he was a teenager. He is perfect at ensuring everyone is included and can follow the dances, along with the odd joke in order to ensure everyone has a great time!

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

By all means. We often amend our sets on the fly, depending on how each song / tune is received. However, if there are specifics you would like, simply let us know and we'll ensure they're included.

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

All PA (fully PAT tested and covered by our Public Liability Insurance) is included, along with lighting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Given enough time, and as long as we are confident we can do it justice, we are happy to do this. We will keep you in the loop with videos, mp3s etc, to ensure you're happy with the progress.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We aren't your normal ceilidh band, we bring a modern vibe and energy to our performances. We also ensure everyone has a bit of fun!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed across the entirety of the UK, in pubs, bars, festivals, churches, castles and everything else you can thing of. We have also ventured to France, Italy and Eastern Europe.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We have performed at folk festivals across the country, a number of St Patrick's Day events for Guinness, an Awards Ceremony for the National Trust and many other events.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£630
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1250

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Richard J, 2 months ago

What an amazing time we had dancing to the Stomping Boondocks. They guys were great from start to finish and made sure the party will be one everyone remembers. Communication from start to finish was excellent and I highly recommend these guys should you want to get your guests up on the floor.

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Rebecca B, 2 months ago

Stomping Boondocks are a talented band who provide great entertainment at an affordable price! All correspondence was well responded to, with the band taking time and effort in carrying out our requests far better than expected. Everyone had an amazing evening with a fantastic mix of Ceilidh and DJ music played - I can't remember a time where someone wasn't up on the dance floor! :D I really couldn't recommend a better band to book for your special day. Thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect, we had a wonderful time! :)