Just a few of our clients

Barn Dance & Ceilidh Band

Kaleidoscope - Barn Dance BandOur barn dance & ceilidh band have been performing regularly at fundraising barn dances, wedding anniversaries, receptions and private parties throughout the south of England for over 20 years now. Thousands of people have danced to the band over the years!

For organised called dancing, the band mainly play English, Ceilidh, Scottish and traditional music, with some American and Irish repertoire added for variety. At many events, ‘sing-a-long’ music to entertain guests whilst relaxing between dance sets is also often requested.

With so many receptions taking place in restored and converted barns these days, our barn dance band will provide the ideal ambiance for such a setting. Our popular converted barn venues include: Tithe Barn & Manor Barn in Petersfield, Upwaltham Barns in Petworth, Clock Barn in Whitchurch and Rivervale Barn in Yateley. Other styles of venue within Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and Sussex include HMS Warrior, Rhinefield House, Chewton Glen, Goodwood House, Farnham Castle, Arundel Castle and Careys Manor.

Barn Dance Playlist

Dashing White Sergeant The Gay Gordons
Sailors Hornpipe Mason’s Apron
Scotland The Brave A Hundred Pipers
Highland Fling Strip The Willow
Cumberland Square Eight Trumpet Hornpipe
Foxhunters Reel Athol Highlanders
Sip Jig Fairy Dance
Scottish Medley

~ Testimonials ~

“Thank you so much for your personal contribution to our daughter’s wedding reception at Cain Manor. Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band were absolutely ‘First Class’ entertainment. Following the instructions from the caller, all the wedding guests joined together for the first folk dance – an ‘awesome’ start to the evening of fun and dance for our UK and American guests. All our thank you cards included comments on the excellent music and dancing instruction of the Folk Group. Our Bride and Groom, Laura and Aaron presently on honeymoon in St Lucia – also send their special thank you. We will certainly continue to ‘sing the praises’ of your company, Kaleidoscope, and the professional musical expertise of the band.” Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band at Tithe Barn, Ditcham, Petersfield, Hampshire

“Please could you pass on our thanks to Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band, we all had a thoroughly good time and the band were great.” Pogles Wood Ceilidh Band in Winchester, Hampshire

“This is just a quick line to say a big thank you to Kaleidoscope for arranging Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band, to perform at my daughter’s wedding reception at the Alverbank Hotel on Saturday. They were an excellent band and certainly contributed in a big way to the success of our evening. I would definitely recommend them to others.” Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band and Caller at Alverbank Hotel, Gosport, Hampshire

“I just thought I would like to write and thank you all for coming to play for our 60th Birthday Party on Saturday. Everybody was so impressed with you all – the playing, the caller and your friendliness, it all made for a truly memorable evening for us all. A big than you to you all for making our special day such fun.” Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band at Frensham Pond Hotel, Churt, Farnham, Surrey

“Thank you so much for providing the superb music for our Wedding at Tithe Barn. Everyone loved the Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band. I will highly recommend them to anyone else who wants a Barn Dance!” Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band at Tithe Barn, Ditcham, Petersfield

“Just a note to say a very big thank you for all your help in organising our wedding entertainment. Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band were absolutely fantastic, and made the day truly brilliant. We can’t thank them enough! The Barn Dance Band were brilliant, everyone, and I mean everyone can’t compliment them enough. They made the night. If you ever need a recommendation or if anyone wants to speak to someone who has used both these groups of musicians, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t thank Kaleidoscope Music enough.” Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band at Otterbourne Village Hall, Winchester, Hampshire

“Some friends and I attended a Burns Night Supper last Thursday and I wanted to email to let you know that we all had a very braw evening indeed! The music provided by Pogles Wood Scottish Band was super and we managed to squeeze in one last dance before our taxi arrived!” Pogles Wood Scottish Dance Band, Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth, Hampshire

“Please pass on our best wishes and thanks to the members of the Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band who were really excellent when they played at our ceilidh.” Pogles Wood at Manor Barn, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire)

“A slightly belated thank you to the Barn Dance Band & Caller that provided the excellent entertainment at my mother’s birthday party last Saturday. They fitted the bill perfectly and really added to the sense of fun and enjoyment! Many positive comments about their performance in the letters my mother has received this last week. All the best, Graham.” (Pogles Wood Ceilidh Band at The Tithe Barn, Ditcham, Petersfield, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, please can you thank Pogles Wood Barn Dance Band & Caller for a brilliant evening! Kind regards, Charlotte and all the Winterslow pre-school committee members.” (Pogles Wood Ceilidh Band at Winterslow Pre-School, Salisbury, Wiltshire)