Black Sheep


Cask Conditioned Celtic rock


Black Sheep are Dorset's most popular Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band.

They have been performing in Dorset and beyond for more than 30 years.

Specialising in Barn Dances and Ceilidhs for: Weddings, Birthdays and Celebrations of all kinds, they also perform their unique brand of Cask Conditioned Celtic Rock at Festivals, in pubs and at community events around Dorset.

So if you're planning a Wedding Ceilidh or a Beer Festival, or a unique combination of both, they should be top of your list.

Help and advise on promoting and running a successful event is also on hand.

If you require post Barn Dance Disco/DJ we offer everything from simple playlist playback to full live EDM using Ableton live in conjunction with ArcoMalarkey.


Fiddle / Titch
Melodeon & Concertina / Bilbo
Bass / Johno
Drums / Plim

Dance Caller / Big Al


Your band recently performed at our leaving party ... I just wanted to thank you directly for how fantastic you guys were!

It was above and beyond my expectations! You were so interactive; got everyone up and dancing! The dance routines were brilliant and EVERYONE loved it!
The band members were so friendly and upbeat, it made the world of difference! And most of all, you did not stop!!! Haha pretty much non-stop music all night until the very end! - you never gets bands like that!

So thank you again! I had the best evening and so much wonderful feedback about the band. I would definitely use you again and will definitely recommend you!
— Kelly & Tom
A massive thank you to all of you for last night, it was fantastic and as always everyone loved you were awesome!

Thought you might like to know we raised £1200 for it was an awesome result!

Once again thank you for everything,

I’ll be in touch if I organise another barn dance :)
— Tash
I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation on behalf of myself & all my guests, to you all, for the fantastic music and entertainment last Saturday.
Everyone had so much fun and I’ve received so many happy messages for such an enjoyable evening.

Thank you for helping make my ‘50th’ celebrations so memorable and special.
I will always recommend Black Sheep with high praise. I’ll look forward to the next barn dance!!

Many thanks again...
— Julia
We just wanted to thank you for a brilliant ceilidh for our wedding... We had a fantastic time, and were really pleased with the wonderful music and brilliant calling. The caller was clear and had a brilliant sense of humour to keep everyone on track and enjoying the dancing. The dances were pitched just right, and the last dance was a brilliant surprise and a wonderful way to send us off from our big day.
— Jo & Tom




Public events




Sunday 17th (St Patricks Day) - Music @ Sixpenny Brewery, Cranborne - 2.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday 23rd - Charity Barn Dance - Twynham School, Christchurch - 7.30pm-11.00pm - SEE POSTER

Friday 29th - Fund Raising Barn Dance - Stratton Village Hall - 7.30pm-11.00pm - SEE POSTER


Saturday 20th - Poole St George’s Day, Beer & Music Festival - St Aldhelms, Parkstone - 2.30pm-4.30pm - SEE POSTER

Saturday 27th - Courtyard Centre Lytchett, Charity Dance, 7.30 - 11.00


Sunday 26th - Shapwich Country Fair - 12.00pm - 4.00pm - SEE POSTER


Friday 7th - Rising Sun, Wimborne (Folk Festival) - 9.00pm-11.00pm

Sunday 9th - Poole Boat Show, Fish Shambles, Poole Quay - 5.00pm-6.00pm


Saturday 27th - Milton Abbas Street Fair - See WEBSITE



Black Sheep Samples

by Black Sheep

Listen to a short set of samples from both our Studio and Live albums. The Studio album is no longer available in CD format but is included with the Live CD on the mp3 stick.

The Live CD and mp3 stick are available to purchase from our merchandise page along with the iconic Black Sheep logo T shirts.