The Flying Corradinos Barndance Band (formerly Wagonwheel and Bandwagon before that...) are an exciting fun-loving barn dance band from Northwich in Cheshire. Our music is firmly rooted in the old fashioned folk tradition with rock, bluegrass and contemporary influences.
We have our own caller, Karl Miller who leads the dances in his own amicable, humourous style and is very patient with beginners (to be honest he is a laugh a minute).
One of the aims of the band is to show people how much joy can be had from traditional dancing (we thoroughly enjoy what we do - infectious enthusiasm prevades every aspect of our perfomance). The emphasis is on everyone having a good time.
You can call us a Cheshire barndance band, Cheshire ceilidh band, or even a Cheshire hoedown band. Barndances, ceilidhs and hoedowns are pretty much the same thing (not wishing to offend any purists of course).
Our Typical Barndance or Ceilidh Structure:
A typical barndance or ceilidh starts with dancing for 30 - 45 mins, there is then a break for food. Once everyone has eaten the dancing recommences until the end of the everning. In all we normally play for about two and a half hours.
[This is a just a guide to give a rough idea of the usual timings, we are happy to configure the event to your particular requirements.]