Weddings

We have been fortunate to be part of several joyous wedding celebrations over the years, during all the beautiful seasons the Appalachians have to offer! It's wonderful to see families and friends laughing together as they twirl on the grass or stomp on the barn floor. Our banjo player calls beginner-friendly circle dances, the VA reel, and many other traditional dances, as needed. As a teacher, she is able to instruct beginners so that everyone has a good time and has called for many wedding parties over the years.

We are experienced at playing event-appropriate two-steps (think Carter  family), blues, waltzes, and singing harmony on old time traditional songs. Some couples want just a couple of dances to bring folks together, some couples want background music only – whatever your need, we can accomodate. We have happily worked with clients to play requested father/daughter waltzes and first couple dances.

If you have a special tune you would like to hear at your event, please let us know. We are flexible and love working with excited bride(s) and/or groom(s). We can provide our own sound system for the reception, ceremony or both. We understand that most folks don't want to pay an arm and a leg for quality entertainment. We lease contact Ginger for rates and availability. We are looking forward to sharing your special day and being the soundtrack to your perfect beginning as partners in this beautiful world!


Testimonial from a happy bride:

Thank you so much to you and the talented musicians of Indian Run String Band for making my wedding day so special. It was an absolute joy having you play our reception and lead us in contra dancing! Ever since I was a little girl, I envisioned celebrating my wedding with family, friends, bluegrass music and square dancing. You made my wish come true! Our family and friends enjoyed listening to your wonderful music and so many of them commented on what a blast they had dancing. Thank you for teaching and calling the dances for us! You made it so easy. I feel so blessed that you could be a part of our special day. It felt like you were part of the family! I am especially grateful to have gotten to dance with my 85 year old Grandmama, who taught me how to flatfoot when I was a little girl. Those are memories I will treasure forever.

I highly recommend Indian Run String Band to anyone hosting a celebratory gathering. You are such talented musicians and all around great folks! Your professionalism, versatility and kindness exceeded all of my expectations. You were the highlight of our celebration and I hope lots more people are so lucky as to get to have you play for their special event!

My friends and family continue to tell me what a lovely time they had at the reception. Thank you again for making it so special! 🙂  I wish you all the best and will keep an eye out online so that I can come out and hear you again soon!

– Amanda Jordan

(Photos on this page courtesy of friends of IRSB and depict candid shots from our wedding performances)

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New CD to be released on Nov 5

Howdy IRSB friends! We have very exciting news: our latest CD "The Smithfield Sessions" is coming out November 5th! We are so excited to share these songs with you for you to enjoy. 

This album is very special for a few reasons. First, we recorded the majority of the tracks at Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, VA. The Drawing Room of this old house was the perfect setting – both acoustically and aesthetically. April Martin Danner, the museum director, was so welcoming and we spent a bright February day playing and recording music… and feeling like we were "part" of the plantation's history.

Second, we are having an OFFICIAL CD release party at Smithfield Plantation on November 5th to celebrate our second album! This event is open to the public and we really want you to be there! There will be refreshments, CDs to purchase, and (of course) live music. Let's hope that some of this beautiful weather we're experiencing in SWVA continues a few more weeks. If you can't make it, we'll have our album available to purchase via other ways (at our live shows and digitally online).

See you November 5th!


 

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