SCALLYWAG are an experienced, energetic ceilidh / barn dance band based in Taunton, Somerset. We came together more than eight years ago from some of the busiest and most popular folk dance bands in Somerset to develop our unique blend of traditional and contemporary folk music. Our influences are drawn from traditional folk music of Irish, English or French origin mixed with Reggae, Rock, Funk and Jazz (nice) creating very infectious dance styles designed to appeal to all tastes.

The usual line up of the band is four musicians drawn from fiddle, whistles, mandolin/mandola, guitar/octave-mandolin and bass guitar. This instrumental versatility enables the band to switch from a traditional to a contemporary line-up with ease. We carry our own caller which will be included in the price you are quoted.

SCALLYWAG have a wealth of experience in playing for Weddings, Birthday parties, Fundraising and social events as well as advising clients on organising their dances with regard to timings, seating plans, etc.