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 Beginnings in 2019

We started the summer playing for the Crooked Road’s “Mountains of Music Homecoming” in June. Keeping the beat while the Blacksburg Hoorah Cloggers performed and the guests of the “Feastival” at Sinkland Farms were treated to an old time square dance.  A small concert for the Christiansburg Library on a hot July evening was Kristie’s last performance with us on bass until the arrival of Baby James in the fall. He is a handsome healthy boy and will be picking up an instrument any day now.    

 A big “Thank you!” to Liam Kelly, Chris Webb, and Tim Thorton for helping us out on guitar and bass when we needed back-up at the end of the summer and during the fall.

          

The rest of the summer was busy as we hosted the Market Square Jam, played at Mabry Mill, the Roanoke Campground on the Parkway, and square dances at Ferrum College and Mountain Lake Hotel.   Paul got blue ribbons in the fiddle contest at Henry Reed Festival and the Grayson County Fiddlers! We ended the summer at Bristol Rhythm and Roots with the Possum Creek Playboys street jam that featured the Green Grass Cloggers.

Fall was fun at the Sinkland Farm’s Pumpkin Festival and we enjoyed playing for the candlelight Harvest Heritage Dinner at the Wilderness Road Regional Museum. Getting in the spirit, we dressed in Regency attire and Paul wore his vest and tailcoat that he made himself. We finished out the year playing for a New Year’s Eve dinner at The Palisades and enjoying a gourmet dinner ourselves!

                                       

We are already booking events into next year and wishing you all the best in 2020!

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