spinach for norman

has been fuelling ceilidhs, barn-dances, weddings and all kinds of celebrations with jigs, reels and heart-broken airs for an effortless 30 years. And we’re proud to say that almost every booking has followed a recommendation from a satisfied customer.

We play mainly English, Irish & Scottish traditional dance musics but all of the band have been involved in other kinds of music, so we can add some French, American and even Transylvanian flavours if you’d like us to.

Our regular caller is PAM HAYES. She’s hugely popular, great with adults, children, experienced and inexperienced dancers alike. She’ll add some dances from around the world into the mix if you want her to, and she can even call in French.





SPINACH CEILIDHS ARE FOR EVERY CELEBRATION - Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Fund-raisers, Burns' Nights, St Patrick's Nights . . . you provide the dancers and we'll provide the band, the music, the caller and the PA.

A typical evening event lasts from 8 - 11.30 pm but timings are to suit you - ceilidhs can be any time and anywhere! For more information or advice, please get in touch - our contact details are at the bottom of the page.


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

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EVERY WEDDING IS UNIQUE, so we're very flexible about starting and finishing times.

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

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Your caller . . .

PAM HAYES is our regular caller. Her dances are mainly traditional, suitable for everyone and quick and easy to learn.

She'll consult you to find out exactly how you want the evening to go and can offer some special wedding dances if you would like them. 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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GIGS 2019

GIGS 2019

Oct 12 / Broadclyst
Oct 26 / Kenn (public - ExeterCeilidhs)
Nov 23 / Blackawton VH (public)
Dec 1 / Bideford
Dec 21 / Blagdon


Jan 24 / Topsham (Burns Night)
Jan 25 / Plymouth (Burns Night)
Feb 1 / Woodbury (Public)
Feb 28 / Dawlish
March 14 / Willand Dance Club
March 28 / Blagdon
April 4 / South Brent
May 16 / Malborough, South Hams
May 23 / Broadclyst
June 13 / Eggesford
July 4 / Oak Barn, Hittisleigh
Aug 22 / East Butterleigh
October 31 / Dulverton