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Govannen ceilidh
Ceilidhs & Barn Dances
Ceilidhs
Govannen are the perfect choice for Ceilidhs, and barn dances for weddings, functions and parties.

The focus on our ceilidhs is fun and informality
with our expert dance caller, Neil Rabjohn, dance experience is not necessary and our caller on the night will clearly guide you through the steps.

...and when you've had enough Ceilidh dancing...
As a break from the Ceilidh dancing or as a great way to round the evening off, Govannen can play a range of Irish songs and pop for everyone to have a bop.

"Govannen play with passion, artistry and an easy going good humour, each in good measure for a night to remember" - Time Out


Band for Parties, Functions, and Special Occasions
Govannen
Parties and Special Occasions
Want a band for your party or function without the ceilidh dancing? Govannen can help make any occasion special. Songs to rouse the room, or delicate slow airs so suit the mood. Govannen can kick up a storm or provide just the right mellow ambience for quieter events.

The band have amazing versatility - as well as the great Irish songs they can play songs from the likes of Van Morrison, The Beatles, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Elvis, The Beach Boys - rock'n'roll, jazz, blues - you name it.

Hear some soundclips...
. Moondance
. The Wild Rover
. Queen of the May
. Fields of Gold
. Deja Blues
. Fairytale of New York
. The Black Velvet Band

Thank You!
Door of Hope Charity Ceilidh with Govannen
"Thank you so much I had such a great time.  Everyone loved you the mix of music was perfect. Thank you all so much for a really memorable evening" - Donna, Bedfordshire

"Just wanted to say a really huge thank you to Govannen for the live music at our party.
It was a fantastic night - everyone throroughly enjoyed themsleves and the band contributed immensley to the atmosphere and fun we all had. They were brilliant in every way. Discreet setting up, flexible in their timing and responsive to the moods and tastes of our guests. I received so many positive comments about the night and most mentioned how impressed they were with the quality of the musicians. There was a splattering of Irish among the guests too, who enjoyed every minute! The band played some great choices of music and certainly got everyone up on the dance floor, which is what I had hoped for." -
Sally and Andy, Rutland

"We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of Govannen for helping to make our wedding day so special. Everybody loved the band and the music/dancing was everything we wanted and more"
- Jo & Dan, Rutland.

"We are back from honeymoon now and I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special. We have had so many people tell us how great they thought you were" - Emma, Leicestershire

"I wanted to get in touch and say thank you again for the fantastic music & service you provided during our wedding .... was really pleased at how much everyone enjoyed the music, and the dancing - we have had lots of positive feedback. John deserves a medal I think for managing to whip everyone into (some sort! of) shape. We had a lovely day, but you definitely made our evening." Heather & Tim, Bedfordshire

Links/Bookings
Govannen Band Homepage
Dan Britton

Chris Conway
Chris Conway & Dan Britton page
Oblong Music
Paradise Music
for bookings please contact...
DGMusic Agency
Bandsandmusicians agency
Counties Folk Agency

Who's Who?
the govannen band
Dan Britton
Chris Conway
Neil Rabjohn
Dan Britton
vocals, guitar, bodhran
Chris Conway
keyboards, Irish whistles, vocals
Adele McMahon
violin
Neil Rabjohn
cajon drum, dance caller, vocals