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)

Recent Posts

Great Barn Dance in Riner – check out the article

The bi-annual barn dance took place last weekend (October 7) and it was a full-house! These dances are so fun because 5 minutes before the event, there are only a few people that are milling around ready to get dancing…then by 8pm on the dot, the place is packed! We had 7 squares going at one and there were folks standing around – must have been at least 75 people there! Before the show, Ginger was interviewed by Liz Kirchner from the News Messenger and she wrote a really great article on the Blacksburg Square Dance. Check it out by clicking here.

Looking forward to playing again in the near future. If you haven't yet been to a square dance at the Riner Barn – you need to. Phil Louer is an energetic and FUN caller and the folks range in age from about 7 to 70!

Stay tuned for information on our upcoming CD…should be released within the next month and we CAN'T WAIT to share it with you all!

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