Some of our gigs have been cancelled because someone ate a bat, but we'll be back in action as soon as it's safe to strip the willow again.

Please take care.



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SPINACH FOR NORMAN is a four-piece band (two fiddles, guitar & bass) from the South-West of England. We play traditional dance music for ceilidhs & celebrations of all kinds.

Our tunes and dances come mainly from the British Isles so you'll hear lots of familiar Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes at our gigs, but we sometimes crowbar a Romanian Nut-Crushing dance and some American, Breton and Transylvanian flavours into the mix...

It's a cheery blend of the familiar and some spicy surprises, then, but if an all-Irish / all-Scottish / all-English evening is what you need, we can happily do that too.


"The ceilidh was perfect for our wedding - it worked for everybody, young and old, and was a great mixer. Everyone was on the floor at some point, and it was such a good laugh ... "

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S4N HAS PLAYED FOR WEDDINGS & CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS in castles, village halls, banqueting halls, barns, looaaads of marquees and one four-man tent. We've lost count...

Every ceilidh needs a caller to lead the dancing and PAM HAYES is ours. Her dances are mainly traditional, always fun, suitable for everyone and quick & easy to learn. Pam is hugely popular and great with adults, children, experienced & inexperienced dancers alike. She will consult you to find out exactly how you want the evening to go and can offer some wild wedding dances.


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Rocky Road To Dublin / Foxhunter's Jig
Ten Tors Hop / Petronella
The Matelot


July 2 / Dolton
July 9 / Marlborough
July 30 / Start Bay
Aug 6 / Templeton
Aug 27 / Cullompton
Sept 3 / Kingsbridge
Sept 24 / Exeter
Oct 29 / Exeter Ceilidhs (public)


22 July / Coombe Lodge, Blagdon

Jan 8 / Willand
Jan 29 / Woodbury
Feb 19 / Huntsham Court
Mar 5 / Woodbury / Hope4Kibera Charity (Public)
Mar 12 / The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh
March 23 / Colehayes Park
Mar 26 / Ocean, Exmouth
April 9 / The Great Barn, Higher Ashton
April 20 / Hereford
June 4 / Ashwater
June 18 / Launceston
July 2 / Dolton
July 9 / Marlborough
Aug 24 / Cullompton


Phone Joel : 07790 906118 or
Martin : 01837 871498 / 07792 070325
or send us an email.

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