We are excited to announce BanterFest on September 16th/17th/18th. A new, shiny, boutique festival in Welbourn, in the heart of Lincolnshire. Our line-up includes Show of Hands, Martin Carthy, Chris While & Julie Matthews, John Kirkpatrick, Winter-Wilson, Tim Edey, Nina Zella, 3 Sticks, Simon Care & Gareth Turner, Fee Lock and ourselves. A weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions and loads more.


Unfortunately we are now fully booked for this year’s festival and all weekend tickets are SOLD OUT.

If you are interested in joining a waiting list in the possibility that there may be some returned tickets or if you want to join a mailing list for a heads up on our next event, please email us at info@banter.band

Find out more here…. BanterFest 2022

Get your BanterFest tickets here.

We can’t wait to see you NEXT WEEKEND!!!. Love from Tim, Nina, Simon and Mark xxxx


“Featuring percussion, trumpet, Melodeon and keyboards. Banter are an infectious, genre hopping trio mixing Morris tunes, soulful vocals and raucous chorus songs into a concert to ceilidh 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)


“Banter are a continuing problem for me. As they grow stronger and more confident in their unique voice, I still don’t know which I prefer: the effortless, irresistible danciness of it all, the lightest touch disguising the strongest pulse; or the strange beauty of the songs – all quirkiness and silk. Both these elements are reinforced on the (extremely well recorded) new waxing – so you can share my dilemma yourselves”

– Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)

“This album is brilliant.. still a top notch ceilidh band – now a serious concert band. If you didn’t know it was a trio you wouldn’t believe it. A game changer!”

– Saul Rose (Eliza Carthy Wayward Band, Faustus, Whapweasel)

Following the critically acclaimed success of our first two albums, YES and DARE, our third album THREE is available on our Shop Page or on most download and streaming platforms

Huge thanks also for really kind reviews for the album which you can read here from Folking.com and At The Barrier

THREE features guest performances from John Spiers and Phil Beer.

Go to our Shop to order your copy.