The Five Star* Ceilidh Band From Oxfordshire

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‘Without doubt the best Ceilidh Band I have come across. They lit up our son’s wedding celebrations.’ Michael McKemey

Bathsheba’s Wedding is best known for providing first-class ceilidhs or barn dances, click on the 5* Reviews’ button to see why.
Whatever your special occasion, Wedding, Birthday, Corporate Event, all your guests can join in. Your friendly expert caller walks and talks the dancers through each dance and when the band strikes up, gently guides you through each one.

Fusing vintage acoustic and electric instruments with driving drums, their exciting, infectious music is delivered through a crystal-clear Crown/Bose Professional Sound System while eco-friendly lighting brings additional colour and movement to the stage.

With hundreds of successful, happy events behind them they are reliable and punctual. Smartly dressed for your occasion, flexible and sensitive to your needs, they represent incredible value-for-money. And dealing with them is easy-peasy too. We’re sure you will find them knowledgable, friendly and very, very helpful.

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A Bathsheba’s Wedding ceilidh marries exciting traditional tunes from every corner of the UK and Ireland with a selection of lively yet uncomplicated social dances from all around the British Isles. So, whether it’s a Step – Hop from Dorset, Ireland’s Bridge of Athlone or a good old Scottish Strip – the – Willow from Orkney everyone can join in.

The serious part.

Bathsheba’s Wedding holds:

  • Public liability insurance
  • PAT certificates for electrical safety

* NB. Reputable venues will not admit performers/contractors without the correct documentation.



‘We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding, you were absolutely brilliant, our evening could not have been better. The music you played was perfect, the dances were easy to follow and enjoyable which made for a very lively atmosphere. Many guests that never normally join in were dancing, and all of our families were mixing and dancing together, it was wonderful. Many guests have said how much they enjoyed the dancing, some saying it was the best reception they have ever been to. We really mean it when we say that we cannot rate you highly enough. Once again thank you very much. Kind regards.’ Anna and Ollie

‘A big thank-you for the fantastic evening. The feedback from the partners and guests was very positive. The band was great, it was so good to hear real musicians playing, and Diane has the patience of a saint!!! The whole evening was absolutely fantastic and the fun and laughter we all enjoyed was just what we all needed. Despite the snowy conditions, there’s nothing like stripping the willow to provide a warm glow on a bitterly cold evening. Please thank the band on our behalf, we will not hesitate to contact you again, and we would strongly recommend others to do the same if it’s a warm, friendly, fun evening that they are looking for.’ Audrey, Waitrose Social Club Treasurer.

‘The band were absolutely fantastic and incredibly talented at engaging the guests in ceilidh dancing. Paul and his team made the whole process straightforward and easy; from his very prompt response to my initial query, to finding our out-of-the-way-venue on the night. The dance floor was full for the whole evening, testimony to the band’s fabulous music and Diane’s ability to engage with the guests and explain the steps of each dance. No mean feat with an English – and slightly inebriated – audience! I have received incredibly positive feedback from those who attended the Burns Night, with the ceilidh dancing coming in as the favourite part of the evening. If you’re in need of a ceilidh band – look no further.’ Joanne, Officers’ Mess RAF Halton.

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In our experience what most people mean when they ask us if we provide a Scottish ceilidh is ‘Do you play Dashing White Sergeant, Gay Gordons, Circassian Circle, Virginia Reel and Orcadian Strip-the-Willow and teach them in such a way that everyone can do them – even all our non-Scots friends and family-members? And yes, we do, often and not only for Burns Nights. Because they are such great dances they are part of our normal repertoire anyway! We have a reputation for inclusive ceilidhs so we don’t do the complicated reeling dances like the Eightsome etc. that take hours  to learn and practice over and again. But if you want a Scottish themed event that everyone can join in with let us know and we will make sure the standards are in there along with some recognisably Scottish tunes to go with them.


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Watch the Wedding Ceilidh Barn Dance youtube Video

Wedding ceilidh video by Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company. Recorded live at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, it features Bathsheba’s Wedding and the voice of legendary music presenter Bob Harris.


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First-class ceilidhs at mid-range prices.

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NB: The band takes a break in the warmer months and is not available to play between 20 July and 1st September.

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