The Spike Island Band plays for
barn dances and ceilidhs.

Based in and around Southampton & Winchester and across Hampshire, our repertoire consists mainly of lively traditional dance tunes, including reels, rants, polkas, jigs, hornpipes, and even the occasional waltz! Many of the tunes are English, but we also draw from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, America, Scandinavia, and the Middle East.

Covid-19: To control the spread of this disease, collective barn dances are not happening anywhere until further notice. This makes us sad of course, but the better we isolate, the sooner we'll be through this.
Stay home! Stay safe.

We have played to audiences of every size from small private parties to youth festivals and big corporate events. We are as much at home in concert hall, a dance hall, a function room or a marquee.

What we do is ideal for a wide range of events including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations of all kinds, and will be tailored to suit the event. The one thing that stays the same is the energy and lively atmosphere we put into the performance.

village hall full of dancers

Since the Band's formation in 1982, we have built up our reputation across the south of England as a lively, interesting, and talented band.

Spike Island Band has a 4.5 star rating on Google

4.5 stars
“I wanted to say a massive Thank You to you and the band for making our party such a success. Everyone had an amazing time and I have had lots of messages from friends and family who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on our thanks to all the band. Thanks again for a brilliant night.”
Jenny and Tom Irwin
“Such a fantastic evening! Spike Island Band and Ian you were absolutely amazing and made for such a fabulous evening, perfect music, perfect dances, perfect calling - thank you so much x”
Kirstie-Ann Turner
“Great people 1000 stars rating.”
Ioel Burcus