We specialise in Ceili's for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals, PTA's, corporate events and for any other reason you wish, from very large events to very small gatherings. Playing as a five piece ceili band, we use one of three excellent callers, Reg, Rachel or Francis to give your Ceili an Irish, Scottish or English flavour- depending on what you want! The callers are all very experienced and are there to make your event very enjoyable and for you to have FUN.
A Ceili ( pronounced ‘kay- lee’) is a gathering for music and dance and is one of the best ways to ensure that the people at your event meet each other in a FUN atmosphere. Any one who can walk can take part and no previous experience is necessary. Ceili dancing can involve large or small groups of people and is pretty easy to pick up. The dances are pattern dances and may be done in lines, squares and circles and many are progressive which means that couples change partners regularly during the dance. A ceili is particularly suitable for groups of mixed ages and tastes.
Our ‘caller’ will instruct you in each dance before you do it, ‘call’ the steps and supervise the dance once it starts. Getting the steps absolutely right is neither expected nor demanded, in fact the object is to have FUN and lots of it! Popular dances include: The Big Set Mixer, Bridge of Athlone, The Oxo Reel, La Rouse, The Circassian Circle, Rebecca’s Roundabout, Cottagers Jig, Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Strip the Willow, Dashing White Sergeant, The Gay Gordon's, Eightsome reel, St Bernard's Waltz, Canadian Barn Dance, Pride of Erin Waltz.
We will normally split the evening into periods of 45 mins to 60 mins and will perform a song or a tune in between dances if you wish, to allow you to get your breath back! We are happy to organise the ceili to fit in with your disco, or any other activities you have planned. If in doubt contact us to discuss all your requirements. This is your event and we want to ensure it runs as smoothly and as successfully as possible and be great FUN!!