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…without a doubt, one of the most energetic and exciting bands on the English barn-dance circuit…
Welcome to the Aardvark Ceilidh Band website, where traditional barn dancing enters the 21st century.

We hope you can find what you are looking for.  Please, feel free to download any of the content.
The Aardvark Ceilidh Band can offer:
  • Excellent folk-rock music for barn dances and ceilidhs;
  • Electric or acoustic line-up;
  • Wide repertoire, includes English, Irish, Scottish and French tunes;
  • Dances from Britain, Europe and the Americas;
  • Explained by our own caller - or we can work with your preferred caller;
  • PA system included;
  • Based in Coventry;
  • Willing to travel (e.g. recent gigs in Cornwall, Germany, New Zealand).

The Aardvarks into the future 2017

We have now been going for 30 years, and despite rumours, are still going strong! We tend to play more weddings and birthdays these days, as the old PTA system in schools seems to have mainly gone. We do play 'open to the public' gigs from time to time, and are happy to consider more! We played a summer party the other day, and had the barn rocking with laughter, merriment and dancing.

Many, many folks have danced to our music over these first 30 years, and we are now the family 'go to' band, for many, having recently played the bride's wedding, her sister's wedding 8 years before, her aunt's wedding 20 years before, and her mothers wedding 29 years back!

Featuring a nice mix of tunes, instruments and dances, we are still a force to be reckoned with! The sound is a little less rocky than in the past, as befits our older status!

Consider us if you have an event coming up, we are not greedy, we travel willingly, and have many years of experience. We reckon we have seen it all at the weddings we have done over the years, we make sure you have no problems, we make things work out so that you enjoy the event, and don't remember forever the problems! Please get in touch with Pete at pdgrassby52@gmail.com or better still, ring 07768683015 for a chat, and see if we can be of service!