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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Swinging into Spring!

We are so happy to be out and about, playing music for folks again. It seems that everyone is thrilled to have live music back and our events have been bursting at the seams! Our first performance this spring was in March at Rising Silo Brewery with a great crowd who seemed to especially enjoy our blues set. Some great dancers there!

                               

We were pleased to be invited to perform old time music for the Blue Ridge Parkway's 25th Anniversary Gala. It was really fun to see the elaborate model train layout and the vintage car display at the Roanoke Transportation Museum. 

                                    

In April, we were invited to play Appalachian old time music for the Geosciences Spring Banquet. We enjoyed playing during happy hour and, later, an amplified set for the guests before the lecture by the Virginia State Geologist. Our own geologist, Kristie Dorfler, "rocked" the bass that night!

                     

If you weren't able to make it out to these events, there are more opportunities to join us for music and dancing this Spring: 

– We'll be joining Ash Devine for a Mom's Day Concert at Moon Hollow Brewing on Sunday, May 8th.

– On May 15th, we'll perform at the Floyd Country Store, then a square dance May 21st at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, Virginia. We are looking forward to another exciting show at Rising Silo Brewery on Friday, May 27th.

– In June, you can catch us at the St.Luke Odd Fellows Gospel Sing on Saturday June 4th at the Aleaxander Black House Museum. Also, a performance at a Garden Party, June 5th to benefit the Montgomery Museum of Art and History. 

Remember to support live music!

                                          

 

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