Thank you for visiting our website. After 33 years of performing in and around Oxfordshire the final performance of Bathsheba’s Wedding was on 30th September 2023 and we are taking no further bookings. We must say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all our customers down the years and to our families and friends for their eduring support. We hope you find a fantastic ceilidh band and enoy a wonderful event.



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

The serious part.

We hold:

  • Public liability insurance
  • PAT certificates for electrical safety

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


Some of our latest reviews

”Thank you to Bathsheba for once again providing 5 star entertainment last weekend. We have hired this band now two years running and they have exceeded expectations in all ways. Paul is approachable, friendly and reliable. Communication and organisation both years has been effortless and the band are quick to respond to questions and queries. Their performance was fantastic and guests are still telling me days later, what a wonderful time they had. I believe that without a good band and caller, the evening is nothing, so  I will not be hesitating to hire Bathsheba again for future events. Thank you”



What a truly wonderful evening! We and our wedding guests had so much fun. The music was fantastic and the caller did a fab job of getting everyone involved. We’ve since received great feedback from our guests, many of whom had never done a ceilidh before (but now can’t wait to do another one!).

Sarah and Alex.


The perfect antidote to COVID. An outstanding evening where the time flew by and the dance floor was never empty. From the first call to Auld Lang Syne, the band were fantastic and their enthusiasm reverberated through to all our guests. Everyone got up and danced, even me, the master of two left feet! Timely breaks allowed dancers to refresh ready for the next reel. Diane’s patience shone through as she carefully herded the cats and turned us in to seasoned pros, Britain’s Got Talent, here we come. On behalf of the Commanding Officer and all Mess members a huge thank you and we look forward to having you back.

PMC Officers’ Mess 11EOD&S Regt RLC


We couldn’t be happier with our choice of band for our ceilidh dance. Bathsheba’s Wedding band were simply fantastic. The floor was full from beginning to end. The caller helped to make sure everyone had a good time. We have already had many positive comments and I just know that we will be talking about the night from now until next year, when we book Bathsheba again!

Carolyn Fox 


Bathsheba’s Ceilidh band recently played for my 40th birthday celebrations. They were our first call as they had played for our wedding reception 7 years ago and everyone had such an amazing time, that we wanted to do it again. The organisation was so quick and smooth. Responses to email are so fast. We had another really excellent evening. i love that everyone from 4 years old to 84 yrs can join in, and the caller helps the little ones to go in the right direction of she sees them struggling. The atmosphere was just so happy and upbeat. We can’t thank you enough for another fantastic evening…. just got to think of another excuse to have another big party. Thank you so much from all the Novell family x



We had an absolutely fantastic ceilidh with Bathsheba’s Wedding for my husband’s New Year/birthday celebrations! The band arrived punctually, set up promptly and were ready to begin at the time arranged. The musicians were professional and the dances were fun, energetic and got everyone involved no matter their dancing ability or age – guests aged 4 to 60 all were up enjoying themselves! The caller explained the dances clearly and supported everyone through the dances. This was the second time we booked the band for an event – the first being our wedding and we would definitely book them again for an event!

Helen de Leon  




What most people mean when they ask  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 the answer? Yes, we do .  And because they are such great dances they are part of our normal programme 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 just let us know.


01235 764033

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

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Or telephone 01235 764033 if you prefer. We love to talk!

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