The Redwing Barndance Band
  Barn Dance Bands, Square Dance, Square Dances, Ceilidh Bands
for Weddings, Parties, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Festivals, PTAs, Clubs etc.


(Book a ceilidh and get DJ and disco for a reduced fee)

London, Surrey, Sussex,  Middlesex, South East England, U.K
Kent, Berks, Berkshire, Bucks, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hants, Hampshire, Hove
Oxon Oxfordshire, Herts Hertfordshire, Westerham, Caterham, Woldingham


Please telephone 07545326534 or e-mail below, thank you.

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The Redwing Barn Dance Band

The Redwing Barn Dance Band are Surreys premier Barn Dance band with………
Geoff Ronaldson your caller, Izzy Waterston/Fiddle, Mike McCarty/Guitar, Betty Deltron/Double Bass, Mike Pelton/Mandolin.
The band members have appeared on T.V and Radio and have performed at festivals in the U.K and Europe.
Izzy is one of the top Irish Fiddle players and Mike was in the Top UK Bluegrass Band, Ottowood.
Non-refundable deposit secures booking.

We have a pool of top musicians.....
Mike - Mandolin, Kirsten - Fiddle, Mike - Guitar, Bob - Fiddle, Betty - Bass, Joe - Mandolin
Callers - Geoff, Barbara and Sarah



Betty (Bass)

We play under any weather conditions!















Kirsten (Fiddle)

Geoff (Caller)

Bob (Fiddle)

Mike (Guitar)



50th Birthday - Kent

We booked the band for a combination of a barn dance and disco for my 50th birthday. We had a range of ages coming and wanted people to have a good time. We took a risk and booked this band which we didn't know.

Wow! What a night!

I've had so many that came say they had so much fun, with some never going to a barn dance before and saying they want me to have a 51st party with the same band! At least half the people at the party of 70 were up dancing at any one time. And they were all laughing or smiling.

And the best endorsement - a friend is having a 50th party in the summer and she said she hopes her friends enjoy themselves as much as my friends :-)

Brilliant....thank you!


Running Club - Kingston

Hi Redwing
Please pass on a big THANK YOU from all The Stragglers to the band for last Saturday night at The Hawker Centre.
It was a great evening and lots of great comments have been received by the organisers.
Hopefully we will have another barn dance soon and I certainly give you a call.
Again many thanks
Kind regards 
Pat Short
The Stragglers running club

PTA - Ascot

Hi Redwing
Thank you so very much for a sensational evening!!!!! 
 Please come again same time next year! 
Best wishes,
Papplewick School

The Hop Farm - Kent

Hi Redwing,
Just wanted to drop a line to say a big thank you to you and your band. We had the most amazing day, your playing and Sarahs calling contributed towards that tremendously. I saw people up dancing that I never would have dreamed would get on the dance floor. I think the fiddles must be infectious!!
Thanks again and keep up the good work
Penny and Paul 


Thank you for a great evening, had great feedback,
everyone thought the evening was brilliant.
Will be in touch to arrange next years soon
Thank you once again
Sue Cooper, Portas Netball Club

Asthma Charity Barndance

Sorry I was rude last night and didnt say thank you or goodbye.
But, I do want to say thank you SO much - everyone had a really lovely
time and it was extremely successful both in terms of fun had and funds
Best wishes for the future and I think I will definitely be organising
another barn dance again!

Pfizer Barndance

Dear Kirsten and the band,
THANK YOU so much for the gig on Friday - we all enjoyed ourselves immensely, and our colleagues have already decided we want to do an "Adults-only- Barn-Dance" in the not too distant future! Also, I have some photos from the evening on my works computer, Ill send you some when I return to work tomorrow, Thu 18/1/07. Again, big thanks for helping us make the evening so much fun!
With kindest regards,


SDI Barndance, Battersea

Dear Mike
You beat me to it.  I wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the band SO much for the gig.  You are awesome.  We thought people would enjoy it, but weve been overwhelmed with our guests enthusiasm for the barn dance -- and all the photos show what a good time people were having.  The band made our wedding exactly the type of event we wanted: a load of friends having a really darn good time.  Thank you.  Id be more than happy to be a reference if ever you need one.

I would like to book you again for a work do before Christmas. Do you have any availability in early December, please?  Ive got to find a village hall etc, but thought Id check your availability first.  The evening would be all about the barn dance.
Many thanks


Sally & Pauls Wedding - Croydon

Dear Mike

Wed like to extend a big thank you to Redwing for providing such an excellent Barn Dance on the evening of our wedding. 
Apart from initial problems with the sound limiter, the band and caller were superb and had all the guests joining in with smiles and laughter all round.
Everyone commented on what a fun evening it had been and what a refreshing change it was from the standard wedding evening fayre.

We will happily recommend you to others

Sally and Paul

Dawn & Andrews Wedding, Brook near Haselmere

Dear Mike, Betty, Sarah, Mike, Conan, Kirsten

I am sorry it has taken me a while but I wanted to write to send you our
sincerest thanks for the amazing job you did at our wedding. So many of my
guests have written or called and said how much they enjoyed the music and
the reeling and what a wonderful job Sarah did at calling and getting
everyone involved. I was amazed at how many people were up dancing their
pants off all evening, including the Swedish, French, Italians, Yanks and
Germans never mind all of the Sassenachs.

Our day was truly special and a great deal of thanks is owed to you for
helping to make it so. We wish everyone could have such wonderful
entertainers on their day and enjoy such great talent and wonderful music.

Now we just look forward to the next time we can come and enjoy one of your

with heartfelt thanks

Dawn & Andrew

Barndance in Letchworth !!

We wanted to have an American Square Dance to
celebrate our birthdays.  It was essential that it
catered for all ages ranging from 6 to 86 but we were
not quite sure where to find the people we needed. I
started by looking on the net and found Mike Redwing
and his musicians. It was so easy from there.  He
found us some great musicians who with the fiddle and
the banjo created a superb atmosphere. The American
caller he found for us was first class and with her
humour and persuasiveness the dance floor was covered
from the very first moments. The dances were suitable
and good fun for all ages and even people who had said
they were not going to dance changed their minds! The
band was far more accommodating than we could have ever
hoped for, liaising with another band for use of
equipment and the whole evening flowed smoothly
without a hitch.

If you have never thought of American Square dancing
then give it a go. All ages enjoyed dressing up and the
music was certainly a key factor in creating a fun
atmosphere. E mail Mike if you want stress-free
organisation and superb music.

Sue Thomas

Reference from Basingstoke!!
Dear Mike and the rest of Redwing,

Thankyou so much for making our wedding party such fun. Everybody who was there had a brilliant time and we have some wonderful memories.

The caller was superb... Getting lots of our guests involved (including some that we never thought we would see dancing!). We had so many comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the evening. We particularly enjoyed the music that was played between the dancing as this kept the atmosphere alive whilst we grabbed a drink and prepared for the next dance !

We would highly reccomend you and your band to anybody. Our aim for the evening was to have a fun party which everybody could join in. The excellent music and calling that yourself and the rest of Redwing performed meant that the evening was much more successful than we could ever have imagined.

Thankyou once again for a great evening.


Andrew and Alex.

Reference from a Bikers Barndance !!
Hi Mike,
Just a line to say a big thank you from the Thames Valley Vultures for your excellent performance at our ‘Carrion Camping’ Rally.
It was a huge departure for us in breaking away from the usual heavy rock bands expected at Motorcycle Rally’s.  We were very concerned that we could end up with egg on our faces. Having seen you perform previously, there was never any doubt about the musicianship of Redwing, it was just whether or not 460 roughty toughty greasy bikers could be persuaded to let their hair down and enjoy themselves. We needn’t have worried…. You were superb and we have been inundated with phone calls, emails and texts thanking us for a brilliant weekend. You played no small part in making it the phenomenal success it was.
Thank you so much, you were brilliant and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone organising an event!

Please feel free to pass on my email address to anyone wanting a personal reference. Also, please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band.
Cheers Mike,
John Stevens
Thames Valley Vultures
Centre 12 Virago Star Owners Club

Reference from Box Hill
Just a note to say that we were delighted with you and the band on Saturday
at the Hand in Hand. The music was great, and we appreciated the sense of
humour of the caller. Also the sound level was spot on to allow
conversations for those not taking part in the dancing. It all went very
well, and we would like to say a warm thank you to you and your band for
contributing to a great evening.

Regards, Dave Wylie.

Reference From Croydon
Just a note to say thank you for playing at my birthday party last Saturday.  The band was very good and your singers created a lovely sound. The hardest worker had to be the caller who managed to get my lazy guests up and dancing and skilfully matched the dances to the skill base. A professional, enthusiastic group of musicians.

Regrads, Linda West

Reference from West Sussex


Champion Dance Club
Champion Hall
Champion Road

Dear Redwing
thank you for a terrific evening with a difference.  We would certainly recommend you.    Your singer has an absolutely fantastic voice.   Would she ever do a solo show or duo show? We cant always afford to pay for all of you but we do have shows every month.
Maureen Sheahan

August 2004

Dear Redwing,
     Thanks very much for making our wedding a very special day, and thanks for going that Extra Mile to help out with the public address arrangements. The music was most enjoyable and entertaining.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future
Kind Regards,

Mark and Emma

Dear Mike and all the Redwing Band,

It is now just over 3 months since you helped us celebrate our wedding at
Kew Gardens.  We had a wonderful time and many of our guests have said to us
how much they enjoyed it too.  You certainly achieved our aim of getting all
ages up and dancing around.  And the send off you gave us, running under our
guests upheld arms, was a complete surprise.

We wish you the best of luck, and can strongly recommend you for similar
events in the future.

Kind regards,

Philippa and Scott


Barn Dance Kids

Joe, getting ready for the barn dance at the London Philharmonic Orchestra Xmas Party

Rectory Road
Dear Redwing                                                                                                         

I am writing to thank you for helping to make our wedding such a special day.
Your band played at our wedding reception in Buckinghamshire

The band was excellent and your caller did a fantastic job encouraging everyone onto the dance floor even those who cant dance very well and that includes ourselves! We would also like to pass on the many compliments your band received from our guests.

Thank you once again, and we would certainly recommend you in the future.

King Regards

Jo and Phillip

Ealing Village

Barn Dance Weddings
South Croydon

Dear Derek and Pamela,

I am writing to say thank you for Organising the barn-dance at our wedding reception.

The band were Redwing and the Caller was Dave East and they were both fantastic. I know Dave was a little worried in the run-up to the day as he and Redwing has not had much experience together but the dance floor was packed for the entire set and friends have remarked since on how good they were.

The whole day was wonderful, for obvious reasons, but it was made much more enjoyable by Dave and Redwing so thank you, once again. If we organise any barn-dancing or line-dancing in the future, we know where to come and who to ask for,






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