The Black Box Band - English dance music for ceilidhs & barn dances
'Just SO danceable' (Frank, 2015)

The Black Box Band plays lively English dance music for ceilidhs, barn dances & village hops. We play at public events such as festivals,  regular ceilidhs, and graduation ceremonies as well for private celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and leaving parties. The regular band line-up is

  • Steve Harrison - melodeon, mouth organs
  • Chris Coe - hammered dulcimer
  • Chris Partington - fiddle
  • Alice Jones - piano
  • Sue Coe - dance caller & step dancer

The band carries public liability insurance and has its own high-quality PAT-tested Bose/ Mackie PA system, usually operated by Annie Dearman, who is also able to deliver a few interval songs if needed.

The band is based in West Yorkshire but is able to travel.

What do we sound like? These video clips were all filmed 'on the fly' on a compact camera and show the band playing in the real world of ceilidhs and barn dances. They are unedited except for length and show a variety of dance rhythms, experienced and less experienced dancers, public and private events and band line-ups.




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