Guitarist , vocalist, driving force behind the band. A multi -instrumentalist also plays button accordion, mandolin and bodhran Assists with practical demonstrations of the holds and dance steps for all abilities
Band Leader Caller singer. and compere
Multi instrumentalist playing bass , fiddle, banjo, guitar, bouzouki and mandolin. He will lead you through all dances with his simple easy to follow explanations and gentle humour.
The bands main fiddle player . A very talented musician and teacher has been in the music business for many years .With Scottish roots and a vast musical repertoire she brings real life and quality to our performances and assists with dance demonstrations
On Stage Action
One of the founder members of Banshee now a music teacher and busy mum. She will occasionally join us as required. A versatile player she can play fiddle, flute and piano and is currently learning to play the harp.
Ben plays with us occasionally . He is a first class musician with a wide musical repertoire . He is classically trained . He plays folk music as well as Jazz and is a member of the Cheltenham Symphomy Orchestra . He's good fun and very versatile.
Tony and Jen write and perform music featuring their life in the Forest of Dean
as Cockney Forester
For tighter budgets Tony and Jen will go out as a Ceilidh Duo
Tony 's skill at calling dances and engageing audiences makes him saught after
by other ceilidh bands when he is not busy with Banshee.
We are not just a ceilidh/barn Dance band. Our team can provide a variety of musical services including live background music, sing-a-long entertainment , outdoor songs and tunes for Festivals, Garden parties and the like. We have played at wakes, funerals and hen parties as well as on local radio stations and TV . We occasionally play to children in schools teaching them songs dances and about our many instruments .
One thing you can be certain of whatever your event you'll have
" A Wail of a Time "