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Logo: Sheer Hopody Barn Dance Band - Fun for Everyone at your Wedding Reception, Anniversary or Birthday Party

Sheer Hopody
Barn Dance Bands

Fun for Everyone
at your
Wedding Reception,
Anniversary or Birthday Party

"Sheer Hopody Barn Dance Bands Menu"

SheerHopody Barn Dance Band is available in three different 'flavours'. Choose the band that suits you best from the details below, or let us know your basic requirements and budget and we'll propose a suitable line-up.
Use our enquiry form to get in touch.


SheerHopody Original

Our original recipe: A melodeon lead with flute, guitar and bass - this is the format we started out with back in 1995 and has all the essential ingredients for a fun-packed barn dance. Richard Ashe on melodeon ensures a traditional sound and a comprehensive repertoire of tunes, all supported by Adrian Shearing on guitar and Trevor Melhuish on acoustic bass, with harmony provided by Sue Eeles on flute.

Priced from £490*.
For a touch of extra richness, add Claerwen Gillespie on fiddle - £90 extra.

SheerHopody Spice

For those who like it hot: Sarah Dean on alto-sax accompanies Bob Powell on melodeon in this spicy 4-piece line-up - just great for a lively, english-style ceilidh. With Adrian Shearing on electric guitar and Trevor Melhuish on electric bass, this line-up produces a unique sound that is irresistible.

Priced from £545*.
For an even richer sound, add Nick Wyke on fiddle - £100 extra.

SheerHopody Crème

Not for the faint-hearted: This line-up combines all of the above into one amazing 8-piece band featuring some of Devon's best folk musicians performing together to produce an impressively solid wall of sound. Undoubtedly, this is SheerHopody at its best. The Full English Ceilidh!

Priced from £795*.
Go the whole hog and add John Tipping on drums - £100 extra

* All the above prices include our experienced caller, Adrian Brayley. There may be additonal charges involved to cover travel costs - see below.


Dates we definitely cannot do:

Choose the band that suits you best, or let us know your basic requirements and budget and we'll propose a suitable line-up.
Use our enquiry form to get in touch.

Occassionally, one or more of the above named musicians may be unavailable for your particular date. If this is case, we will find alternatives for you to consider before you decide to book us. Book early to be sure of getting our best team. You can read about each of us on our 'biogs' page.

Travel Costs

If the proposed venue is not near Exeter or Crediton, we will need to make a charge for the cost of travel which we hope you'll agree is only fair.

Time of Travel

Occassionally, we may need to include travel time in the cost as well. There is no extra charge for bookings within a 45-minute drive of Exeter or Crediton, and we take into account the overall timings, so for instance, a short dance of two hours is unlikely to incur any extra travel time unless it's a long way away.

Use our enquiry form to get in touch.

Sheer Hopody Barn Dance Bands ...for your entertainment.