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❤️Create memories and celebrate the joy of our music with your friends❤️. It’s a difficult time but you can still have the magical, happy authentic ceilidh music experience of your dreams. Dancing may be somewhat out of the question at the moment but we can still enhance your wedding day with our lively heart-warming music. With the current limit of 30 attendees at wedding receptions, we are fully adaptable for you - whether performing indoors or outdoors. We can perform folk and traditional tunes and songs to enjoy with our wide range of acoustic instruments. The same applies if you are having to postpone your wedding and are having a small informal celebration to mark your original date. We can also be very compact, as a two piece band for small intimate weddings. We are always happy to chat and help your music dreams come true for your special day. Just click on our contact page to get in touch.
Based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, OddSox is a reliable and friendly barn dance and ceilidh band with many years of experience of playing at weddings, creating a fantastic fun experience for all
Pricing & Costs

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Style of Music

Ceilidh Irish / Traditional

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
Ensemble / Group

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band
Full Description
Great fun with easy to learn dances. No previous experience required. Talented musicians with experienced caller. Inclusive and suitable for all ages and abilities. Friends, colleagues and families meet, interact and laugh out loud! Provides a joyful atmosphere for your celebration. With the help of an experienced caller, OddSox will lead you through a carefully chosen selection of traditional dances drawn from all over Great Britain and beyond. If you would like to round off your evening with an hour of disco, there's no need to hire a separate DJ. OddSox can provide this for small extra fee. If you prefer you are also welcome to bring your own playlist on a smartphone which we can plug into our system. OddSox is also able to perform as a duo for more relaxed informal parties and weddings where people can listen or get up and dance if they choose to. Contact for more details.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hello
My name is Hilary and I am married to Joe who plays the fiddle, box and various instruments in the band. I am your main point of contact for bookings. Always pleased to respond to your questions.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(14)
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Debbie and Brendan
Married in August 2019
April 2020
Our guests loved the dancing . I was just perfect
Please can you pass our thanks on to The OddSox for so much fun at our recent wedding! Our guests loved the dancing and it was just perfect, adding so much to the happiness of the day! Many thanks
Chris and Neil
Married in May 2019
April 2020
Thank you for making our special day brilliant!
Thank you so much for making our special day brilliant. The whole band and the caller were lovely and really exceeded all our expectations. Everyone we spoke to loved every dance. Thanks again.
Linda and Neil
Married in March 2019
April 2020
So many people commented about how good you were
Just wanted people to say thank you again for the music you played at our wedding on 9 April in Berkhamsted. So many people commented about how good you were and everyone enjoyed the evening. We had a perfect day. Thanks again
Nicky
Wedding: February 2019
April 2020
What a fantastic workout!
Just a quick note to say a big thank you to the band for a great night on Saturday - I think we are all just about recovered from the dancing, what a fantastic workout it was! We were let down by quite a few people not turning up on the night but that didn't stop people joining in and having a fantastic time - lots of people have contacted me since to say what a great time they had, especially wives who had never seen their husbands dance! I emailed Bob on Sunday morning as we missed him going (we were still on the dance floor doing the Macarena)! Thanks again, hope to see Oddsox somewhere again sometime ...
Caroline & Hugh
Married in December 2018
April 2020
It was so much fun, the music was brilliant
I just wanted to send you a note to thank OddSox for the most fantastic ceilidh on Saturday!! It was so much fun, the music was brilliant (what seriously talented musicians!) and I think we got nearly everyone on the dance floor at some point!! All our guests were really impressed as were we. Thank you again for a wonderful night - one to remember forever.
Mr and Mrs Price
Married in November 2018
April 2020
Fantastic Music and calling at our wedding
Thank you very much for some fantastic music and calling at our wedding. We all had a brilliant time - our guests are still talking about the dancing. One very proud cousin and his girlfriend danced every dance. I think the rest of us were pleased to have been able to dance every other one. Thank you also for the help you gave us before the day. We appreciate all of the behind the scenes work that went toward the perfect evening.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Performing on the back of a pickup truck and the generator provided by the farmer ran out of petrol so we had to perform like a mariachi band amongst the audience.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Traditional, Fun, Energetic, Lively and Wonderful

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our professionalism and musical talent. We don't just sound the part but we also act the part - wearing traditional costumes, traditional instruments and beautiful lighting.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Seriously consider ceilidh. It will ensure that all generations have a fantastic time.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Find out their vision for their wedding, provide a quote and make sure we provide them with a fantastic evening - not just for the wedding couple but also for ALL their guests.

What makes a romantic first dance?

A romantic waltz such as When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Ashokan Farewell or the Now Then Waltz.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Norfolk Long Dance