The Tern Valley Tinkers are a young experienced ceilidh band based in North Shropshire with talented musicians playing a large selection of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish hornpipes, jigs, polkas, reels and waltzes that are great for dancing. The band comprises violin and viola, melodeon and piano accordion, flute and guitar. We can vary the line-up depending upon the nature of the event and we have our own experienced caller.
The main purpose of The Tern Valley Tinkers is to play traditional music for dancing by which we mean ceilidhs or barn dances typically at private parties, weddings and community events including theme nights, for example, St Patrick’s and Burn’s night. We can also provide music for a wide range of other events including farmers’… Continue reading About Us
A ceilidh, barn dance or folk dance typically takes place in village halls, marquees, hotels, barns, sports centres or any venue where people of all ages can gather together and enjoy dancing to live music. We have played ceilidhs for private parties (birthdays and anniversaries) and weddings, corporate events, churches, schools, and other community groups including Young Farmers’ Clubs, Parent Teachers Associations, recreational and sports… Continue reading Ceilidh / Barn Dance
What a fabulous night we had thanks to The Tern Valley Tinkers. They arrived in plenty of time, set themselves up and were ready to play to a very varied audience. The youngest being 3 and the oldest 70 + and I can honestly say it was just brilliant.
The Tern Valley Tinkers played at our wedding and they were simply wonderful! The band were incredible and the caller adapted very quickly to a room full of novices who had maybe had one or two too many celebratory drinks! Although my wedding dress hindered me from dancing to every song (I gave it a good shot!), I had a wonderful time listening to the music and watching as just about EVERY guest joined in and had a dance. The feedback we got from everyone was amazing. To top it off they helped our disco go off with a bang too. I would recommend them to anyone and if we ever organise a big event again (renewal of vows maybe?!) they’ll be the first people we call! Thank you so much!