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England's Sharpest Ceilidh Band!


About the Band

Threadneedle is an increasingly popular barn dance and ceilidh band based in Hertfordshire

Expect lively dance tunes which get your feet tapping from the moment we start playing, an experienced caller to lead you through the dances, and a style which engages with young and old.

To engage us for your event call Tim on 01923 264536 or e-mail Tim at this address


Our music is a well balanced mixture of traditional English, Irish, Scottish and American Old Time country dance tunes, some well known and others unique to our band.

The band's regular line up is

Lesley Brooks - recorders
Tim Brooks - fiddle
Chris Lawrance - mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass
Alan Spindler - guitar
Rick Eyres - string bass

We have no regular caller, but readily work with a number of local and nationally known callers, including: -

Alan Simpson
Martin Lindridge
Tim Rooke
Wendy Harrup
Aidan Hansell
Anna Park

Booking Enquiries

Threadneedle can be engaged by calling Tim Brooks at home on 01923 264536, or mobile 07769 215502, or e-mail me at the address shown above.

As well as band and caller, we bring a professional PA system, so we can be heard clearly (but not too loud!), and if required, stage lighting to help set the mood.

Where can we be seen?

We are currently taking bookings for the Autumn of 2016, and for 2017 and beyond details of public events will be published here as they become known!


Our Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band performs in Hertfordshire, Herts, Buckingham, Bucks, Bedfordshire, Beds, Bedford, Luton, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury, Stevenage, Amersham, Hertford, Ware, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hitchin, Cheshunt, Rickmansworth, Barnet, Potters Bar, North West London, High Wycombe, Chesham, Leighton Buzzard, Abbots Langley, Kings Langley, Chipperfield, Amersham, Leverstock Green and further afield if asked nicely!