Dance and party away the last few hours of 2023 and welcome in 2024 with BANTER and your friends.
CEILIDH / BARN DANCE on 31st December 2023, doors at 7:30pm.
Welbourn Village Hall, Beck Street, Welbourn, Lincolnshire, LN5 0NB (what3words///rummage.gentlemen.flippers)

Bar, Whisky Roll, Raffle, Kesteven Morris Team Dance Display, Hot Food available.

Tickets are available either through the links on our Gigs Page or direct through TicketSource for our special New Year’s Eve event.


Banter live on the main stage at ‘A Celebration Of Sidmouth Folkweek’ 2021

“Banter were absolutely fantastic… such beautiful harmonies and great playing”

– Ralph McTell

“Featuring percussion, trumpet, Melodeon and keyboards. Banter are infectious… genre hopping… mixing Morris tunes, soulful vocals and raucous chorus songs into a concert headliner”

– Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands)

“Banter have opened a new chapter with their exciting take on basically English dance music”

–  Ashley Hutchings

“A splendid disregard for musical boundaries, but with a respect for English traditional music”

– Songlines Magazine – 4 star review

“Think Bob Cann meets La Bottine Souriante and you might be getting somewhere close”

– John Spiers (Spiers Boden, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Bellowhead)

“…Imaginative combination of musical styles and inventive playing…”

– Joe Grint (FATEA Magazine)


Our NEW (4th) album is now well underway! We can’t wait to bring it into the world!! We recorded, once again, at the amazing Far Heath Studios in Northamptonshire with the acclaimed, brilliant and unflappable ‘Whispering’ Angus Wallace. The album is now being mastered by the hugely talented Nick Cooke and artwork / track notes are being put together by Nina and Tim. Keep coming back for more news…

Banter (Nina Zella, Tim Walker, Simon Care and Mark Jolley) at Far Heath Recording Studios, Northants.

BanterFest 24

Massive bags full of Banter thanks to all the attendees, artists, crew and volunteers who came together for our second BanterFest in the Lincolnshire village of Welbourn this last September. A truly amazing weekend!!

We have now booked our artists for BanterFest 24 for the weekend of the 13th – 15th September 2024 and will be announcing how to get your tickets soon. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for updates email us at info@banter.band