If you are hunting out the differences between a good Barn Dance band and a good English Ceilidh band, then the Bursledon Village Band (Bursledons, BVB) are a key. An excellently tight and upbeat 'Barn Dance Band'... .. so why are they not a English Ceilidh band? Mainly since the music is straight, with not a lot of influence from other styles - you could not see youself slipping into a bourrée or amusing yourself with a schottische to the tunes but excellent as a lively basis for traditional English dances.
(See the thumbnail sketch of the differences between Ceilidh and English Folk dance - the Bursledons do sit down when playing....)
The Bursledon Village Band, 1993, MFY014, Cassette only.
Bursledon Village Band, 1997, WildGoose Studios, WGS283
Bursledon Village Band, 2001, WildGoose Studios, WGS301CD
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