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Maddens at Rivington Barn
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Madden's No1 play for Barn Dances and Ceilidhs at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family parties and corporate events
The band, each experienced musicians from such varied backgrounds as jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock and, of course, traditional English music.
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Madden's third visit, we can’t wait for next year!
“Thank you to Madden’s No 1 Barn Dance Band. We booked them again for our volunteers social night because after the first night no-one stopped talking about it. 170 of us gathered and the 3rd time was even better than the second. We can’t wait until next year. Not only is the music great, well played and not too loud – but the caller/MC makes sure everyone, young and old can take part – he is great. Thank you Madden’s! Don’t even try the rest – just try Madden’s!”
Philip Inch – Parish Priest Penwortham and Longton.
"...the band provided an evening that got everyone involved”
“...which covered an age range from babies to age 90+. It was an excellent way of entertaining such a broad range of ages."
"...in that it might involve the removal of some garments!!”
Many thanks again to you, the band and your caller for providing a fantastic evening’s entertainment. I think all the guests apart from those unable through age/health reasons partook in a least one dance. I had a few comments from lady guests that it was very unusual to get their husbands/partners to dance with them on such occasions but you obviously succeeded where others have failed. We met up with my brother and his American wife the day after. She commented that she was a little unsure about the last dance (Strip the Willow) in that it might involve some removal of some garments!!
I hope you found us a willing and at times amusing group to play for.
I hope the best compliment to pay is that you left us wanting to do it again.” 
Kind regards
Ian Williamson
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Maddens No1 Barn Dance Band - commonly referred to as "The Mighty Maddens" are a ceilidh band, barn dance band or even a hoe down band par excellence.

Their melodeon player, Jeff Warwick, has over 40 years of experience playing traditional English music with a number of north west based bands. Maddens No1 is based in Lancashire, in the north west of England but have been known, on occasion, to travel as far afield as barn dances in Cheshire, hoe downs in Halifax and ceilidhs in Carlisle!

Maddens No1 Barn Dance Band play music from all around the British Isles; Scottish tunes, Irish tunes, English tunes and even the odd tune from Wales. However, we don't play at St. Patrick's night celebrations, preferring to leave that to the specialist Irish style bands.

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