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THE BAND

Jen 

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 

Tony 

 

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. 

Heather 

 

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 

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Daisy 

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

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 "

                                                                                                    with Banshee 

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