The Hogs Back Band English Ceiligh and Barn Dance Band

The Hogs Back Band is a Surrey based English ceilidh and barn dance band.

A barn dance or ceilidh is truly sociable event that everyone can enjoy. It doesn't matter what age you are or whether you have done it before, just leave it to us. We provide the band, caller and sound system and with over twenty five years experience you are guaranteed a good time. Our musical style is lively and upbeat, with plenty of rhythm to lift the dancing.

We prefer to work within about a 30 mile radius of Guildford and play mostly for wedding receptions, schools, churches, residents' associations, charity fund raisers, company functions, village celebrations, flower shows, anniversaries, birthday parties etc.

It's so easy - all you need to do is arrange the venue and catering etc. and provide the people! If you need any advice - just give us a call!

Some nice things people have said about us!

"I am really glad you enjoyed playing for us, because we so enjoyed you. You really made the party. So many friends have written to thank us, saying they hadn't had so much fun in years and they didn't know what was aching most - their jaws from laughing or their legs from dancing!"
Ginny 50th birthday party, Dunsfold

"Thanks for a fantastic evening. With your expertise pulling the whole evening together everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves."
Charlotteville Jubilee Trust, Guildford

"Many thanks for a superb evening. The band was in great form and certainly made a huge impact on all our guests. Brilliant."
Andrew - 40th birthday party, West End

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for a great barn dance at our wedding. It was enjoyed by all participants and I'm just sorry we didn't dedicate longer to your slot. Well done also in adapting to the very enthusiastic children who were joining in!
Helen and Daniel - Wedding, Guildford

"I just want to say a big thank you to you and the band for making our Barn Dance so enjoyable on the 15th Nov. Stephen and all the guests had a thoroughly good time and I have had cards from many of them to say how much fun they had. We wish you continuing success and will be glad to recommend you to our other friends"
Judy - birthday party, Dorking

The barn dance band in action

An example of the dancing at an English Ceiligh gig

Dancing in the perfect setting of a barn