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The Splendid Shilling Country Dance Band has a vast selection of of dances and music for Barn Dances, Hoe Downs, Ceilidhs, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Harvest Festival, anniversary and Burns Night celebrations, charity and other special events.

Our repertoire includes general community dances, more formal dances from the Regency period, and also square and contra dances from North America.


Based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, we play lively dance music mainly from the British Isles, although we also occasionally include music and dances from Europe and North America.

We usually perform in and around Cheshire and bordering counties, however we are more than happy to travel farther afield.

Our mission is to ensure that everyone has a great time.


The Caller

The Musicians

The sound and amplification equipment

We are also happy to work with guest callers of the organiser's choosing

Country dancing is a great way to socialise and make new friends.

Never done Country Dancing before?

Don’t worry, our very experienced caller first explains the movements before the dance begins and then ‘calls’ during the dance just to remind everyone what to do.