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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. 

          Tony is very Flexible


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 


Jen sure can play that guitar 

          On Stage Action 

Banshee are not just a ceilidh/barn Dance band. Tony and Jen 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. They have played at wakes, funerals and hen parties as well as on local radio stations and  TV .  They have played to children in schools teaching them songs dances and about the many instruments they utilise.

Banshee are a successful band with many years of continual performance . Weddings and parties form the bulk of their engagements. Tony's calling is legendary and can get most people to engage in the fun and simple dances in their act with gentle banter and easy to follow instructions . Jen's assistance to demonstrate the holds and moves makes the perfect formula for a successful night. The reviews section on this website with tell you what people think of them  and why they get so many bookings. 

 Although they function very successfully as a duo with advanced technology to create the sound a full band  from their playing. Banshee can utilise other superb co-operative musicians to suit client's needs perfoming as a three piece and a four piece unit depending upon the budget .



                     One thing you can be certain of whatever your event you'll have 

                     " A Wail of  a Time "

                                                                                                    with Banshee 


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. 

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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. 

Life Of Riley

Tony's old chums Morris and Feliks from Life of Riley will often join Banshee to enhance Ceilidh and Barn Dances.

Tony occasionally calls dances for them too .

Mutual co-operation at its best. 

Banshee as a 4 piece
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Nia Squirrell 

Nia is a talented fiddle player from Cardiff a

highly qualified music teacher who frequently plays on the BBC . She has played with us . 

She plays in a fiddle and flute duo 

Erica Mcarthy

Erica is an excellent fiddle player and  qualified teacher  based in Gloucester with roots from the Forest of Dean. She loves dancing . She has a talented family of musicians. 

          Tony and Jen write and perform music featuring their life in the  Forest of Dean 

                                                            as Cockney Forester 

 Look out for the pending song and tune books with publishers at the moment


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