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Want some FUN and ENTERTAINMENT, plus a WORKOUT?
We offer the first two in abundance — the workout is optional !!

Join us inside and discover more about Candleford, by clicking on the logo above or making a selection from the slide-out menu on the left — there's a complete background to what we do, as well as 3rd party references, music samples, contact information and a Booking Enquiry Form.
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Candleford SPECIALISES in doing weddings and private parties
(many bands don't or don't like doing them)...

Our focus is very much towards ENTERTAINMENT,
trying to ensure everyone has FUN...

We don't insist on the dances being done correctly or
running complex dances which no-one can remember...

We just try to help everybody ENJOY the experience...

Most of our bookings come via recommendation and
up to 80% of our bookings each year are at weddings...

We play tunes from all over the British Isles and the dances called
are equally drawn from the various national 'archives'...

Our music, although clearly folk-based, has a very strong contemporary feel...

With a typical 'rock' backline of guitar, bass, drums and 3 lead
instrumentalists playing (a mixture of) fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki,
flute, piccolo, recorder, sax we play 'Folk with Poke!'

The musicians also inject a selection of instantly recognisable
snippets (at any and all available opportunities)...

...snippets of Stones to Abba ... Quo to Monkees...
...Clapton, Free, Thin Lizzy, Lou Reed, Rainbow et al...

Additionally and most importantly, the band features
the ebullient Martin Lindridge as resident Caller/MC...

This man is DYNAMITE as an entertainer/MC
it's a job suppressing Martin's enthusiasm for ... anything!

We provide the show with full PA and incidental music for breaks/intervals...

We also use PAT-compliant equipment and have public-liability insurance etc...

A typical gig duration is 4 hours and would include a half-hour break around midway...
...but we are flexible should you have different requirements.

We always recommend people try and see us in action beforehand...
...as listening to MP3s, WAVs or demo tapes only tells half the story!

We have gained a solid reputation over the last twenty years...
...with a 100% reliability record and we intend to keep it that way!

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