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).


We'd just like to say that the band and caller at our party last weekend were superb. People who said that they weren't going to dance ended up dancing all evening, so well done Moves Afoot! We all went home tired but happy. Thanks to you all for a memorable time.
- Richard

Fabulous Evening

Thank you SO much for a fabulous evening last night. The music was brilliant and everyone had the best time, and we had so many positive comments from friends. We'll book you again one day, no question.
- Sophie and John

Cracking Night

Just to say thank you for a great night. It was a cracker, and we all loved it. The legs are aching a bit now, which is a sign of what a good time we had. A lovely, happy way to celebrate our anniversary!
- Annie