Rufty Tufty is a versatile 3-piece barn dance and ceilidh band
based in the heart of Warwickshire near Stratford-on-Avon. We play a variety of
instruments, such as fiddle, mandolin, banjo, keyboard, recorder and guitar, in all of
the different styles of music needed for a successful dance.
If you are thinking of having a barn dance or ceilidh, Rufty Tufty may be just who you need
to play the music which will make your dance go with a swing. We have tunes from all of the British traditions, English, Scottish,
Irish and Welsh, plus America and Europe, and even some we have written ourselves, so you are bound to hear some music
you are familiar with, and probably some new tunes too.
The great thing about barn dances and ceilidhs is that everyone can have a chance to join in. Some dances might be full of high-energy
moves which will suit the more energetic people but others might be graceful and gentle suiting those who prefer a more relaxed pace. Also, some
dances may involve changing partners so everyone gets a chance to meet each other while others give couples a chance to dance together.
Dont worry about whether you know how to dance or not. The caller will tell you all you need to know
and will make sure you and your guests have a great time.
We know some excellent callers and will book one for you if you require, but if you would prefer to book your own caller
we are happy to work with them.
Most venues require the use of a PA system and we have our own fully-tested equipment and, of course, we are fully insured.
To find out how to run a successful dance see our Running a Barn Dance page.
To try out a simple dance see our Dance with Rufty Tufty - Long Cross page, where you will find
the instructions for a simple dance and a recording of us playing it with a caller calling it. This will give you an idea of what to
expect at one of our dances.
So if you need a band for your barn dance or ceilidh in the Midlands area including Warwickshire, Worcestershire,
Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Birmingham and Coventry please get in touch and we'll see if we can help you.