Moves Afoot

Moves Afoot are a barn dance band based in Brighton. We have been performing at barn dances in Sussex and the surrounding area for over 25 years. A barn dance (sometimes also known as a ceilidh or folk dance) will make any social gathering a truly memorable occasion by getting your guests to participate, interact and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Sean, our caller, has a wide repertoire of dances that are simple but fun. He provides clear instructions for the dancing and the emphasis is on having a great time, rather than “doing it right”.

Jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes taken from the English, Irish, Scottish and American folk traditions provide the band’s standard fare. To make this more appealing to modern ears these tunes are presented in a “folk rock” style, with some funk and reggae rhythms thrown in for good measure.

If you are thinking of holding a barn dance please take the time to read our “Questions Answered” section. You might also like to read some of the comments of previous happy customers, or to listen to snippets of our music. Finally get in touch – you’ll find our details on the Contacts page.

(If you’re looking for a barn dance band outside of the Sussex area then here is a good place to start your search: Webfeet directory of barn dance bands by UK county).

Great barn dance

Thank you so much for your great contribution to such a fun evening .The musicians were brilliant and your mixture of dances and instructions were appreciated by all those taking part. Thanks again for such an enjoyable evening.
- Carol and Ralph


A huge thank you to a fabuloso band and creators of really fun evenings!!!! We all had such a good time on Sunday - just perfect.
- Katie

Thank you to you all

I want to say a big thank you to you all for Saturday at the Felbridge Hotel, you were just right, we all had a wonderful time and have had great comments from our guests, even the reluctant bride who initially said "barn dance? I don't think so" had to agree that it was such good fun, (sometimes Mums are right!) If ever I get the chance I will have no hesitation to recommend you.
- Verna