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).

Everyone absolutely loved it

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Just to say a huge thank you for Saturday. Everyone absolutely loved it, even the non dancers (although I think I managed to get everyone up at least once!). And thank goodness for the sun and use of the garden... I think it made it!

A huge thank you

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Would like to say a huge thank you to the band for their performance at Loxwood the other week. Everybody enjoyed themselves so much and remarked on how much they hadn't laughed like they did that night for ages. There were calls immediately for us to do it all again some time. The weather was certainly with us that night and we appreciate all the effort that went into. Our caller was brilliant. Once again many thanks and who knows we may have to all meet up again.

great evening

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I just wanted to thank you and the band for such a great evening last night everyone seemed to have fun. I overheard some of the younger generation asking their parents if they could have you for their birthday party so beware ! We really appreciated you braving the chilly eve, I had some cake for you but missed your departure. I guess at the end of the night you just want to get going. You were all great and made our celebration memorable !