Some of our gigs have been cancelled because someone ate a bat, but we'll be back in action as soon as it's safe to strip the willow again.

Please take care.


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. . . for every celebration . . .

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SPINACH FOR NORMAN plays traditional dance music for ceilidhs and celebrations of all kinds. We're based in the South-West of England but happy to travel beyond.

Most of our tunes and dances come from the British Isles, so you'll hear plenty of Irish Jigs, Scottish Reels & Northumbrian Hornpipes, but we're likely to slip in some French, American and Transylvanian flavours too.

We can give you a mixed bag, then, but if it's an all-Irish / Scottish / English evening that you want, that's also something we offer, and just as much fun.

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S4N HAS PLAYED FOR WEDDINGS & CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS in castles, village halls, banqueting halls, barns, loads of marquees and a four-man tent. We've lost count.

We can provide background music when you would like some, but the heart of the wedding party is usually the ceilidh dancing, the perfect ice-breaker and a chance for everyone to let their hair down.

Every ceilidh needs a caller to lead the dancing and PAM HAYES is ours. She's hugely popular and great with adults, children, experienced & inexperienced dancers alike. Her dances are mainly traditional, always fun, suitable for everyone and quick & easy to learn.

Pam will consult you to find out exactly how you want the evening to go and can offer some special wedding dances. There's one for blessing the bride & groom, for instance - much wilder than it sounds - and another for giving them a traditional Scottish farewell as they leave for their honeymoon . . .


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Rocky Road To Dublin / Foxhunter's Jig
Ten Tors Hop / Petronella
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Some of the bookings below won't be happening because of the covid-19 crisis, but we'll pick up the reins as soon as it's safe. In the meantime, please look out for each other - we'll see you at the other end of the tunnel!

April 18 / Exeter
May 9 / Ashwater
May 23 / Broadclyst
June 13 / Eggesford
June 20 / Altarnun
July 4 / Oak Barn, Hittisleigh
July 18 / North Tawton
July 25 / Gittisham
Aug 22 / East Butterleigh
Sept 5 / Basingstoke
Sept 26 / Great Barn, Higher Ashton
October 17 / South Brent
October 31 / Dulverton


Jan 23 / Plymouth
Jan 30 / Kennford (Public)
May 1 / Malborough, South Hams
May 15 / Nancarrow