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Hackney Hoedown


Hackney Hoedown are a unique and talented group of specialist Ceilidh & Barn Dance Style musicians. With Mad Musicians, Crazy Callers & Dynamic Dancing they are surely the most fun you can bring to your wedding or event.

From Hoxton to Humberside, from Amnesty International to Bestival, Hackney Hoedown are putting ceilidh back on the map! Whether at sell out dances in London or the top summer festivals, this "Anarchic Hillbilly Barn Dancing Squad" will bring a rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, exhilarating, heart thumping, blood pumping barn dance creation to any event. Whilst the banjo and the fiddle set the tone, the callers instruct any audience through do-si-do's and strip the willows, until all are involved!

Hackney Hoedown London Wedding Function Band

Available in a number of fabulous line-ups. From their four piece dance band - with caller, banjo, fiddle & double bass - to a five piece, or a six or seven piece for that event that must just have the ultimate.

Although with many line up changes and permutations, the band maintains a string band line up, featuring Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass and Mandolin. We have a variety of different dance callers for different events - from the more traditional to the outright party starting. At bigger events we bring our posse of dancers and flat footers to whip up a storm on stage and in the crowd.

If you want to party all night and wake up with straw in your hair the next day, then check their availability and pricing now or add them to your shortlist. 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Hackney Hoedown specialise in authentic Appalachian and Cowboy Hoedown Dances and Music from America. We've extensively researched both a repertoire of proper rip roarin' dances from back in the days before electricity, added a whole bunch of joyous foot tapping fiddle and banjo tunes from the days before speakers, blended it all with an appreciation of modern tastes, and produced a rowdy and raucous barn dance show that'll get everyone up, out of their seats dancing away. Let's party like it's 1865!
2.Dances include: Circassian Circle, Rip n' Snort, Duck for the Oyster, Birdie in the Cage, Shoot the Owl, Snowball, Hoedown Showdown and more... Tunes include Arkansas Traveller, Rabbit where's Ya Mammy, Flop Eared Mule, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Dog, Backstep Cindy, Foggy Mountain Breakdown and more...

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The band helped us end our wedding celebrations on a great note. They easily adapted to a quite off-schedule timing, and the caller was very helpful in leading our many guests who had never been to a ceilidh through the proper steps. Their talented play got many complements even from those people standing by the side to listen and watch. Would definitely recommend Hackney Hoedown to anyone hoping for a very special evening!

Hackney Hoedown

The band helped us end our wedding celebrations on a great note. They easily adapted to a quite off-schedule timing, and the caller was very helpful in leading our many guests who had never been to a ceilidh through the proper steps. Their talented play got many complements even from those people standing by the side to listen and watch. Would definitely recommend Hackney Hoedown to anyone hoping for a very special evening!

Hackney Hoedown

Exceptional service and the band were great. Thank you for helping to make our wedding special.

Hackney Hoedown

Booking for our special wedding day, involving a number of talented musicians and musical enthusiasts as guests! Expectations were very high.The band fully delivered to these expectations in every way. Helping massively with our very specific and perhaps unusual requests!

Hackney Hoedown

Hire a band were professional, thorough and a pleasure to work with. I cannot think of a single thing they need to change to their service!!!

Hackney Hoedown

Will certainly recommend to others in the future.

Hackney Hoedown

They were brilliant! Great personalities and great at getting people up to dance. They played well, I can't praise them highly enough.

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