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Note: performers' locations / addresses indicate where they are based, not where they are prepared to play. Most tour all across, and outside of, the county. Entries are indexed alphabetically by name.

You can assume that all bands will have a caller to talk you through the dances, though not all will mention this in their entry.


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  • Aire Crossing Ceilidh Band
    Enthusiasts of traditional acoustic music and dance, the Aire Crossing Ceilidh Band performs music from the British Isles, Europe and America. The band comprises 6 musicians, 2 of whom are experienced callers, playing a variety of accordion, melodeon, guitar, banjo, bass guitar and whistle.
    Bradford
    Contac: Roy Johnson
    Mobile: 07580007284
    Email: info@airecrossingceilidhband.co.uk
    Website: http://www.airecrossingceilidhband.co.uk
    02/14

  • All Set
    Lively, experienced 3-piece English ceilidh/barn dance band (fiddle, melodeon, guitar) and caller. Available for weddings/civil partnerships, parties and many other social events. Sheffeld-based, covering South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
    Contact: Charley Roberts
    Telephone: 07815 159828
    Email: info@allsettoceilidh.co.uk
    Website: http://www.allsettoceilidh.co.uk
    01/13


    All The Right Notes !
    House Band at Leeds Contra Dance - Second and Fourth Tuesdays in Headingley Parish Hall.
    (Except July and August). A Lively English Folk / Ceilidh Dance Band, with tunes mainly from Britain and North America.
    Contact: Carole Sherwell
    Telephone: 07759-285234
    Email: alltherightnotesband@gmail.com
    Website: http://alltherightnotes.weebly.com/
    07/13

  • Alterego Ceilidh Band
    Three/four piece Ceilidh Band available for dancing/concerts/festivals etc., playing traditional and self-written music and songs. Available to play East/North/West Yorks. Various callers used depending on location/type of event
    Contact: Olga Jackson
    Telephone: 01759 372020
    Email: olga.j18@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.alteregocb.net
    11/13

  • Aluinn Ceilidh Band
    Top class Leeds, Yorkshire based Ceilidh/Barndance Band. Great mix of Scottish, Irish, American and English dances. Ideal for weddings, parties, corporate functions. All dances clearly explained.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Aly Pryde
    Mobile: 07812 411 521
    Email: alypryde@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.aluinn.co.uk
    04/15

  • Applejack Ceilidh Band
    Formerly the Ballyhop Ceilidh Band.
    Accordion, guitar, bass. Ceilidhs, barn dances, wedding receptions, birthday parties, hoedowns, fundraisers etc. Contact: Keith Burnett
    75 Lingfield Ash, Coulby Newham,Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS8 0SU
    Telephone: 01642 274764
    Email: kb.burnett@ntlworld.com
    Website: http://www.applejackonline.co.uk/
    07/12

  • Bad Bargain Band
    York, North Yorkshire.
    English traditional ceilidh band specialising in music and dances from the north for all.
    Contact: Jonathan Brockbank
    Telephone: 01904 659600
    Email: jobank@uwclub.net
    Website: http://www.badbargainband.co.uk/
    12/15

  • Bash Street Band
    Traditional ceilidh band with amplified acoustic instruments.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
    Contact: Jon Scaife
    Telephone: 0114 236 6966
    Email: j.a.scaife@shef.ac.uk
    Website: http://www.bashstreetband.co.uk/
    07/12

  • Bedlam
    Four piece, energetic, ceilidh band.
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
    Contact: Ross McKinlay
    Telephone: 01484 604704
    Email: bedlam@selwynmusic.co.uk
    Website: http://www.selwynmusic.co.uk
    07/12

  • Beggars Belief
    Accordion-based funky folk-rock ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, festivals and social events.
    South Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01909 720656
    Email: claire@beggarsbelief.fsnet.co.uk
    Website: http://www.beggarsbeliefband.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Big Stuffed Fish
    No nonsense. Foot stomping good time Barn dance band. With a mix of traditional folk tunes and fun ceilidh dances, young or old, you'll dance yourself dizzy with us! Available for all types of events big and small. Beginners dances, family events. parties. weddings,
    Contact: Kevin Marshall
    Telephone: 01909 519088
    Email: bigstuffedfish@gmail.com
    Website: http://bigstuffedfish.com
    01/13

  • The Black Box Band
    Ceilidh / barn dance band with caller / step dancer. Mostly English tunes on melodeon, mouth organ, banjo, hammered dulicmer and piano.
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Steve Harrison
    Telephone: 01484 844055
    Email: gamut@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.theblackboxband.co.uk
    03/12

  • Black Sheep Ceilidh Band
    Accordion, guitar, flute/piccolo/whistles. Own caller.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
    Contact: Richard Watkinson
    Mobile: 07913 652582
    Email: rwatki@orpheusmail.co.uk
    11/14

  • Blind Panic Ceilidh Band
    Exciting ceilidh music in a driving contemporary style. Fiddle, accordion, bass & guitar.
    Darlington/North Yorkshire
    Contact: Christine Williamson
    Telephone: 01325 465129
    Email: cmwilliamson16@btinternet.com
    07/13

  • Blind Stag
    The band was formed when a group of experienced ceilidh musicians decided to form something a little different, with more emphasis on the heavy driving beat, and the introduction of traditional and contemporary song and music, to provide an overall entertainment package and create the right party atmosphere. The band plays for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, Irish nights, and of course village hops and festivals.
    Teesside/North Yorkshire
    Contact: Martyn Cresswell
    Address: 2 Hillside, Thornton Le Moor, Northallerton DL7 9DU
    Mobile: 07929479975
    Email: martyn.cresswell1@gmail.com
    05/15

  • Bracken Rigg Band
    South Yorkshire based, traditional Scottish accordion and fiddle band, specialising in Scottish Ceilidh and English Barn Dances for over 30 years. Extensive experience of organising weddings, ceilidhs, parties, Burns' night/ St Andrew's night/ Hogmanay and St Patrick's night events.
    Contact: Geoff Wright
    10 Woodside Road, Scawthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 9LE
    Telephone: 01302 784561
    Email: brackenrigg@gmail.com
    Website: http://brackenrigg.co.uk/
    03/10

  • Brassy Sharman's Fancy
    Playing in N Lincs, N Notts and Yorkshire. Long established, well liked Ceilidh band playing for barn dances, weddings, parties and fundraising events. Playing electric folk music from England, Scotland and Ireland. Instruments include, harmonica, concertina, melodeon, keyboards, bass guitar, six and twelve string guitar.
    Contact: Peter Carney, Telephone: 01427 752582 Email: carneyp@aol.com
    Roberta Fulford, Telephone: 01652 653217 Email: r.fulford@talktalk.net
    Dave Rowbottom, Telephone: 01724 853239 Email: dave.rowbottom@hotmail.co.uk
    11/14

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  • Caddam Wood
    Four piece ceilidh band - mandolin, accordion, flute/keyboard and guitar plus caller. own P.A.
    Contact: Fred Butlin
    Sheffield based.
    Telephone: 0114 2663856
    Email: peace.butlin@btinternet.com
    Website: http://caddamwood.co.uk
    03/15

  • Cadellin
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Young, lively English ceilidh band based in Sheffield. Available for weddings, parties, social events etc for anyone from complete beginners to experienced dancers. Own caller and PA.
    Contact: Charley Roberts
    Email: info@cadellin.co.uk
    Website: http://www.cadellin.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Capstick Ceilidh Band
    We are an experienced 5 piece band covering a wide repertoire of traditional folk music from across the British Isles and America. We provide the PA system, band and caller and aim to provide a relaxed and fun time. Suitable for absolutely everybody including first timers. All the dances are carefully explained.
    Contact: Hilary Pattison
    Mobile: 07985 083950
    Email: hilary.pattison@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.capstickceilidhband.co.uk
    01/17

  • Ceili house
    Ceili band ,trad Irish music.
    Pontefract, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Chris Maguire
    30 Charlestown, Pontefract, West Yorks WF7 7DU
    Telephone
    : 01977 614409
    Email: chris.dyson02@hotmail.co.uk
    11/14

  • Cobblers' Jig Ceilidh Band
    Three piece ceilidh band. Accordian and caller, mandolin and guitar. Audiences with little or no experience a speciality. Can also provide more challenging dances for experienced ceilidh-goers. Dances - mostly English (traditional and modern) plus some Scottish and American.
    Contact Steve Smethurst
    Telephone: 01748 886882
    Email: info@reflextraining.co.uk
    04/14

  • Cobblers Wax
    6-piece ceilidh band. Fiddle, flute, accordion, keyboard, percussion, caller.
    Contact: Jean Carter
    Brookside Cottage, Forest Moor Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8JY
    Telephone / Fax: 01423 863433
    Email: bjcarter@ntlworld.com
    11/14

  • Compass Rose Ceilidh Band
    Ceilidh dancing, strictly for fun! Dancing for parties, village hall and school events, charity fundraisers, weddings and more. With a great mix of "mature" musicians, and talented young musicians we can provide a complete evenings entertainment for you.
    Special rates for charities, village hall and school fundraising events.
    Superb PA, stage lights and Public Liability Insurance.
    Darlington/North Yorkshire
    Contact: Pauline Wisker
    Telephone: 01325 245692
    Email: pauline.wisker@googlemail.com
    Website: Search for Compass Rose Ceilidh Band on Facebook
    09/15

  • Dark Horse Ceilidh Band
    Country Dance band with own caller.
    Skilled musicians with lively sound.
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Ray Black
    Telephone: 01423 502875
    Email: blackmale@talk21.com
    Website: http://www.darkhorseceilidhband.co.uk
    11/14

  • de Mowbray's Musicke
    We are:
    Kate Billmore - plays bagpipes, recorders, crumhorns, shawms, dances and teaches dance; Peter Barnard - plays bagpipes, recorders, crumhorns, rauschpfeife, dances and teaches dance. Ray Wiseman - plays gittern, shawm, crumhorn, recorders. Maria Pinilla - plays sackbut and fiddle
    We play Renaissance music on period instruments and teach dances of that time. We are available to play for period dances and workshops, concerts, fairs and period events.
    North Lincolnshire
    Contact: Peter Barnard, 1 Battle Green, Epworth, Doncaster DN9 1JT
    Telehone: 01427 873937
    Email: peter_barnard.squeeze@virgin.net
    Website: http://www.demowbray.info
    06/12

  • Dogsbody Ceilidh Band
    Traditional music and dances of the British Isles, from fast jigs and reels to slow, lilting Celtic love songs. Scottish ceilidhs a speciality. Lively, well-known folkie as caller. All age groups; experienced dancers, casual party-goers and anything in between.
    Morley (Leeds), West Yorkshire
    Contact: Brenda Spence
    Telephone: 0113 2535387
    Mobile: 07712 674184
    Email: contact@dogsbodyband.co.uk
    Website: http://www.dogsbodyband.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Dr ReelGood Ceilidh Band
    Dr. ReelGood, the North's Acclaimed Ceilidh Clan, an authentic blend of acoustic instruments and ceilidh calling for all occasions. No other folk band transports the celtic tradition to today's celebration quite like this bunch. Our versatile and seasoned caller Garry Grindall's appealing approach is the perfect dancefloor invitation. Backed by a noteworthy four-piece ensemble, together we'll make dancers of you yet!
    Kirklees
    Contact: Josh Blinkhorn
    Phone: 01484 846008
    Email: joshuablinkhorn@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.doctorreelgood.co.uk/
    08/11

  • Drop of a Hat Ceilidh Band
    Four-piece ceilidh band with a caller performing for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc.
    South Yorkshire / North Derbyshire
    Contact: Don Edwards
    Luanshya, Jeffrey Lane, Bradwell, Hope Valley S33 9JE
    Telephone: 01433-620304
    Email: don@tideswel.demon.co.uk
    Website: http://www.drop-of-a-hat.co.uk
    11/14

  • The Drouthy Band
    Celtic music with attitude. Ceilidhs, concerts, pubs, clubs etc.
    Harrogate
    Contact: Tony Cerexhe
    Telephone: 07910 984618
    Email: drouthyband@btinternet.com
    Website: http://cerisemusic.co.uk
    06/12

  • English Rebellion Ceilidh Band
    Ceilidh band specialising in English music, much of which is trad and some composed by Nick Barber.
    West Yorkshire
    Contact: Mary Humphreys
    Telephone: 01638 720444
    Email: mary@maryhumphreys.co.uk
    Website: http://www.englishrebellion.co.uk
    11/14

  • Enoch's Hammer (Country Dance Band)
    Mainly English and French tunes – very simple to mind-bogglingly difficult dances depending on skill and sobriety of dancers always lots of fun for all and no previous dance experience is required.
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Gary Slater
    Telephone: 0161 282 8507
    Email: garyjslater@ntlworld.com
    11/14

  • Fiddlers Wreck Ceilidh Band
    FiddlersWreck is a three- or four- piece Ceilidh band based in York featuring Nicky Ward on the fiddle, Marie Jary, Accordion and Michael Jary who is the caller & concertina player. We also have various guest musicians making us a four piece band.
    The band formed in 2005 and has now built up a well respected name in the ceilidh band circuit.
    Michael will explain everything you need to know to dance with plenty of easy and fun dances for complete novices upwards plus a few more complex dances for more experienced dancers.
    We cater for any type of function, Birthdays; Weddings, Parties etc and for any number of dancers from 40 to 400. Should your function have any particular requirements then please do not hesitate to contact us. In particular we are able to provide a smaller band for certain shorter or smaller events on a budget.
    York
    Contact: Michael Jary
    Phone: 07866 514759 or 01347 833083
    Email: ceilidh@fiddlerswreck.co.uk
    Website:http://www.fiddlerswreck.co.uk
    11/14

  • The Gina Le Faux Band
    Available for dances and / or concerts. Fiddle, Guitar, Double Bass and Caller. Also available with 2 fiddles. Any combination of the above.
    Also available as The Compact Ceilidh Band with Fiddle and Guitar/Caller
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Gina Le Faux
    Telephone: 01422 316961
    Email: gina@ginalefaux.com
    Website: http://www.ginalefaux.com
    03/10

  • The Great Northern Ceilidh Band
    One of Yorkshire's finest ceilidh bands, available for barn dances, weddings, birthdays, corporate events, parties and celebrations of all kinds. Made up of experienced, high calibre traditional musicians we create a lively, energetic, inherently danceable sound guaranteed to have your guests on the floor.
    Dance music from a variety of traditions, including English, Irish, Scottish and American tunes. Wide variety of songs ranging from heartfelt Scottish ballads to all out Rock 'n' Roll.
    Contact: Roy Atkinson
    60 Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax HX3 0HA
    Telephone: 01422 350980
    Email: northernceilidhs@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.northernceilidhs.com/
    11/14

  • Greensleeveless
    Cause to celebrate? Lively music for barn dances and ceilidhs for birthdays, weddings, other events, fund-raisers and dance clubs. Programmes devised with care for both inexperienced and experienced dancers. Resident band and caller at York Ceilidh Club. Available across Yorkshire and beyond
    Contact: Ros Batchelor
    Telephone: 01904 624216
    Email: rosbatchelor@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.yorkceilidhclub.org.uk/
    01/17

  • Grinah
    Grinah are a band who play traditional music with an Irish bias. They also play contemporary and original songs and tunes. We can play for ceilidhs with our own caller. Available for clubs, festivals, weddings and all special occasions
    Sheffield
    Contact: Chris Barber
    Telephone: 0114 221 8040
    Email: c.p.barber@leeds.ac.uk
    Website: http://www.grinah.co.uk
    10/13

  • Hayriders Ceilidh Band
    Available for weddings, socials, parites, birthdays, charity and fund raisers. We have our own PA and Caller. Easy dances for beginners and children. Challenging dances for seasoned ceilidh dancers. Traditional and original folk music and songs from Ireland, Scotland and England. All our music and songs are arranged or composed by members of the band. Widest variety of instruments you'll find - High and Low whistle, Border, Irish and Northumberland Pipes, Highland Pipes, Guitar, Accordion, Button Box, Banjo, Ulelele and Keyboard. Themed events - eg Burn's, St Andrew's, St Patrick's available. All our equipment is PAT tested and we hold Public Liability Insurance. Hayriders - guaranteed to give you an evening to remember.
    East Riding of Yorkshire
    Telephone: 07846 647824
    Email: hayriders@gmail.com
    Website: http://hayriders.co.uk
    11/10

  • Hekety
    Acclaimed Yorkshire-based dance band focused on the modern incarnation of English traditional dance music. They have performed at many large festivals in the UK including Sidmouth and Warwick. Melodeon, fiddle, cittern, bass and clarinet.
    Contact address: 43 Melrose Road, Pitsmoor, Sheffield S3 9DN
    Telephone: 0114 249 2708
    Email: hekety@hekety.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hekety.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Herd on the Hill
    Fresh and unique three-piece, with caller, offers a ceilidh/barn dance with a difference.
    An award-winning author, young fiddle virtuoso/composer, and pork-pie-hat-wearing bassist, present an exciting and memorable fusion of Shetland, Scottish, Yorkshire, North-East, and World music.
    Herd on the Hill creates tunes to tap the toes and move the heart.
    Hambleton
    Contact: Aidan Tulloch
    Email: aidantheweddingfiddler@aol.com
    Website: http://www.aidantulloch.wordpress.com
    03/15

  • Hessle Ceilidh Band
    5-10 piece lively,experienced band with caller. A blend of whistles/flutes, fiddles, melodeon, piano, bagpipes, guitar, bass, hurdy-gurdy and percussion - for all occasions.
    We also hold regular community ceilidhs in the Hull area, a good knees up for all abilities! See our website for details.
    Contact: Pippa King
    Telephone: 01482 492230 / 07891 590111
    Email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hessleceilidhband.com/
    11/09

  • The Howes Band
    Family ceilidh band available for all types of events. Accordion, guitar, bass, percussion and dance caller.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
    Contact: Claire Howe
    Telephone: 01909 720656
    Email: thehowesband@fsmail.net
    Website: http://www.thehowesband.co.uk
    01/12
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  • Knotted Chord Folk Dance Band
    Barn dances, ceilidhs, club dances, American contra dance, etc.
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Philip Rowe
    Telephone: 01423 540056
    Email: KnottedChord@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.knottedchord.org.uk/
    11/14

  • Last Chance Saloon Band
    A barndance band with attitude. An accessible " cowboy ceilidh" with called dances to tunes from Johnny Cash to Hillbilly Abba! "Great sounding band with a lovely sense of fun"
    Fiddle, accordion, bass, guitar, drums and vocals. Festivals, weddings, other events. Own caller and PA. Based W Yorks but travel..
    Contact: Mike Hancock
    Telephone: 07801352983
    Website: http://www.lastchancesaloonband.co.uk
    11/14

  • The Little Band
    Ceilidh / barn dance band with caller and PA. Fiddle, flute, melodeon and guitars.
    Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire
    Contact: Max Bradley
    Telephone: 01472 694735
    Mobile: 07850-838088
    Email: info@thelittleband.co.uk
    Website: http://www.thelittleband.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Lys St Georges Folk Dance Band
    We play for ceilidhs, barn dances, folk dances, parties, weddings, fund raisers, corporate events, concerts and festivals. We can play for English, Scottish, French, Playford, Medieval and Renaissance dances - all with expert guidance. Peter Barnard - Dance Caller, melodeons, bagpipes, recorders, Anglo concertina. Kate Billmore - bagpipes, clarinet, bass clarinet, recorders. Dave Prebble - Anglo concertinas. Katy Robinson - fiddle and cello .Own caller.
    Contact: Peter Barnard
    Telephone: 01427 873937
    Email: peter.barnard@me.com
    11/14

  • Morgan Rattler Ceilidh Band
    Ceilidh/Barn Dance band consisting of Gordon Tyrrall (guitar,flute and electric ‘cello), Brian Peters (melodeon, concertina and fiddle) and Caroline Whitehead (flute, whistle). Lively band playing a wide range of English, Scottish and Irish music, with a particular interest in Northern English tunes. PA included and experienced dance caller arranged.
    Sheffield
    Contact: Caroline Whitehead (Ms)
    Address: 31 Delph House Road, Crosspool, Sheffield. S10 5NR
    Telephone: 07752935219
    Email: morgan@morganrattler.co.uk
    Website: http://morganrattler.co.uk
    02/13

  • Morning Dew
    'Morning Dew? are a five piece band who are available for folk clubs, charity fund-raisers and barn dances. We do not charge and only ask for a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support and some travel expenses.
    Contact: Gordon Beastall
    Address: 26 Carrs Meadow, WITHERNSEA, East Yorkshire HU19 2ER
    Mobile: 07977 685878
    11/15

  • The New Fox Band
    Flexibly-sized band offering 2 to 5 piece with just about any combination of melodeon, fiddle, guitar, cello and percussion. Experienced caller with large repertoire to suit all crowds, beginners or very experienced. Yorkshire-based but happy to travel. All our own PAT-tested PA equipment. Videos and live recordings on our website.
    Contact: Paul Young
    Mobile: 07776122746
    Email: paulyoungfolk@live.co.uk
    Website: http://www.yorkceilidhs.co.uk/newfoxband
    12/14

  • The New Hooley Band
    The New Hooley Dance Band produce a lively fusion of folk and roots music which has surging melodies guaranteed to get feet tapping and people dancing. The band are available for any social event throughout the North of England where entertaining guests is a priority.
    Contact: Dick Walker
    Email: dicknjune21@gmail.com
    Website: http://thenewhooleyband.com
    01/16

  • Northern Comfort
    Country dance / ceilidh band. Mainly traditional English tunes plus some self penned. A lively band compared favourably to Peeping Tom. Concertina, flute, whistles, bass and drums.
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Chris Nelson
    Telephone: 01943 863715
    Email: info@northerncomfort.org.uk
    Website: http://www.northerncomfort.org.uk
    11/14

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  • Our Northern Branch
    String dance band specialising in North English music.
    Ripponden, West Yorkshire
    Contact: John Adams
    Telephone: 01422 822413
    Email: johnadams@imailbox.com
    04/10

  • Phoenix Ceilidh Band
    Lively 4/5 piece traditional ceilidh band, caller/fiddler,bouzouki/mandolin,fiddle/flute/whistles,banjo/melodeon. We play variety of music from Celtic and English tradition for any social occasions.
    Bradford and Calderdale
    Contact Address: 7 Low Bank Cottages, Oakworth, Keighley BD227SD
    Telephone: 07929375533
    Email: cathray2@tesco.net
    Website: http://www.phoenixceilidhband.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Pied Piper Folk Dance Band
    4-6 piece barn dance band with caller. Traditional and Playford styles. Weddings, birthdays etc. Book early.
    Scarborough, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Cyril Swales
    Telephone: 01723 582681
    11/14

  • Pierrot
    Description: Dance band playing English and French music for ceilidhs, barn dances and other events
    Contact: Jerry Oakes: Riverdale, Canal Lane, West Stockwith, Doncaster DN10 4ET
    Telephone: 01427 890151
    email: pierrotmusic@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.pierrotmusic.co.uk/
    http://www.myspace.com/pierrotdanceband
    02/12

  • Players of Note
    Our ceilidh band have long experience of getting parties, wedding receptions and other special events into full swing with their repertoire of dance tunes, jigs and reels. They have their own caller, who will take dancers through their steps, making the band perfect for both novices and experienced ceilidh-goers.
    Ripon
    Contact: Anthony Hayward
    Email: info@playersofnote.co.uk
    Website: http://www.playersofnote.co.uk
    02/11

  • The Polka Dots Country Dance Band
    Ceilidh band with own caller. Melodeon, clarinet, keyboard/guitar.
    Contact: Jan Porter
    Mobile: 07939 032224
    Email: jntprtr@aol.com
    Website: http://www.polkadotsbarndances.co.uk/
    04/15

  • The Pure Drop
    We are a lively Ceilidh band who have been performing together for many years. We play a wide range of Irish, Scottish, American and English dance sets and guarantee to get everyone at your event up dancing!
    Leeds
    Contact: Richard Doherty
    Email: rickydordy@hotmail.com
    08/14

  • Quadrille Ceilidh Band
    4 piece band (three musicians plus caller). Socials, parties, weddings, festivals and private functions. Also available as a trio or duo.
    Contact: Chris Lingard
    Address: Pinfold Barn, Southfield Lane, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 3RQ
    Telephone: 01282 696263
    Mobile: 07747054615
    Email: clingard48@yahoo.co.uk
    11/14

  • ReelDeel Ceilidh & Concert Band
    Ceilidh band for weddings, functions and special occasions.
    Redcar & Cleveland
    Contact: Len Wilson
    Telephone: 01642 486434
    Email: ceilidance@btinternet.com
    Website: http://ceili.co.uk/
    12/11

  • Reelin' And A Rockin'
    We're a versatile, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire-based electro and acoustic ceilidh band and we're available for all kinds of functions. Whether it's a wedding, a birthday party or any other kind of event, we'll be sure to make everything go with a swing! So, if you want a quality band for your big event, just head over to our contact page and book us now!
    Contact : Pam Quickfall
    Telephone: 01246 206102
    Email: pamquickfall@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.reelinandarockin.com
    11/14

  • Rhythm Chaps
    3 or 4 piece ceilidh band including fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin & keyboard. Long established, entertaining, versatile and very experienced musicians and caller.
    Penistone, South Yorkshire
    Contact: Chris McShane
    Telephone: 01226 765792
    Email: info@rhythmchaps.co.uk
    Website: http://www.rhythmchaps.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Roger the Badger
    Sheffield based 4-piece ceilidh/barn dance band playing foot-tapping Irish, Scottish, English material. Suitable for all celebrations, functions, conferences etc. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, with top quality caller, guaranteed to liven up any social evening
    Contact: Cath James
    Telephone: 0114 232 0421
    Email: info@rogerthebadger.com
    Website: http://www.rogerthebadger.com/
    11/14

  • Róisín Bán
    pronounced [Rowsheen Bawn] is a traditional Irish band based in West Yorkshire, UK. Led by fiddler Chris Dyson with Steve Lacey on guitar, Tom Leedale on flute, Paddy Heffron on melodeon & Mark Flett on bodhran. Music & live video clips available on our website
    Available for concerts, ceilis, set dances, parties, private functions, folk clubs etc.
    Telephone: 01977 614409
    Email: chris.dyson02@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.roisinban.co.uk
    09/14

  • Roosters Ceilidh Band
    Lively Ceilidh Band with own caller
    Ripon/Harrogate.
    Contact: Ted Dodsworth
    3, St Olave's Close, Ripon, HG4 2JF
    Telephone: 01765 609522
    Email: teddodsworth@lineone.net
    Website: http://www.roostersband.org.uk
    11/14

  • Rosianna
    Four-piece band and caller. Banjo, accordion, flute, saxophone, whistle, 12-string guitar. Affiliated to The English Folk Dance and Song Society. Up-tempo music with the emphasis on FUN.
    Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
    Contact: Chris Marshall
    Telephone: 01724 763464
    Email: rosiannacb@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.freewebs.com/rosiannacb
    11/14

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  • Shake-a-Leg Dance Band
    Lancashire & Saddleworth based for 21 years, the band presents a unique blend of English Country with brass and jazz fusion. The Shakers have played festivals nationally and are renowned for their stompy high energy sound, delivered with fun and improvisation. Available for social getherings and dance events of all kinds.
    Contact: Phil Brown. Whistledown Barn, Backridge Farm, Twitter Lane, Waddington, Lancs. BB7 3LQ
    Telephone: 01200 422085
    email: info@bigwhistle.co.uk
    07/10

  • Shepherds Hey
    Traditional acoustic style, Fiddle/melodeon, tenor horn/whistles, mandolin/guitar.
    Tunes from Yorkshire, Britain and abroad. Ceilidh and old time dances. Great for weddings, parties. A flexible and friendly caller.
    Contact: Robin Shepherd
    Telephone: 01535 958069
    email: rgshepherd@talktalk.net
    website: http://www.robin-shepherd.co.uk/index.php?page=2
    11/14

  • Shinjig
    Highly experienced Celtic influenced electric folk-rock ceilidh band featuring fiddle, octave mandolin, saxophone/woodwind, guitar, bass and drums. Also available as Shinjig Acoustic for more intimate venues. See our Facebook page for video of us in action.
    Contact: Huw Evans
    Website: http://.shinjig.com
    11/14

  • Silver Thistle Ceilidh Band
    Experienced Scottish Ceilidh Band based in Sheffield. Fiddle, Accordion, Guitar, Drums.
    Contact: Alex
    Email: silverthistle@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.silverthistleband.co.uk
    11/14

  • Spinning Jelly
    English and Celtic music for ceilidhs and concerts. Multi-instrumental band with adaptable caller.
    Keighley, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Lucy Speller
    Telephone: 01535 645193
    Email: lucy@spinningjelly.co.uk
    Website: http://www.spinningjelly.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Stair Heid Band
    Premier 5 piece Scottish ceilidh and concert band with caller. Scottish, Irish, English, American and German material. Instrumentation includes accordion, fiddle, keyboards, tenor and 5 string banjos, mandola and mandolin, guitar and bass guitar. Weddings, festivals, concerts, clubs etc. Strong vocals, traditional and contemporary material.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Contact: John Gray
    Telephone: 0113 268 7414
    Email: Stairheidband5@aol.com
    04/16

  • Stray Chords Ceilidh Band
    Barn dances & ceilidhs
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Philip Rowe
    Telephone: 01423 540056
    Email: straychords@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.straychords.co.uk
    11/14

  • Strings and Reeds Folk Dance Band
    Caller and 3 musicans - piano accordian, button accordian and electronic bass and fiddle. Formed in 1986. Available for barn dances and ceilidhs; all types of occasions from group socials to weddings.
    Contact: Phil Croft
    2, Endowood Road, Sheffield South Yorkshire S7 2LZ
    Telephone: 0114 2363758
    Email: Philipcroft@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.stringsandreeds.co.uk/
    11/12

  • Tables Turned
    Lively and very experienced barn dance/ceilidh band with caller, for all occasions. Fiddle, accordion, bass, guitars, cittern. Music and dances from England, Ireland, Scotland and America.
    Contact: Tony Westran
    35, Balby Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 0RD
    Telephone: 01302 562875
    Email: finetuning1@googlemail.com
    Website: http://sites.google.com/site/tablesturneddance/
    04/10

  • Tenterhooks String Band
    Traditional North Country dance music, mostly researched from 18th and early 19th century sources, and played with the classic period line up of twin fiddles and cello (and some half-long/border pipes)
    Calderdale
    Contact: Chris Partington
    Telephone: 07999 859037
    Email: cpartington@outlook.com
    Website: http://www.cpartington.plus.com/tntflr.html
    01/16

  • Tiefrung Gleemen
    Community-based band featuring saxophone; accordion; violin; guitar; mandolin. Available for ceilidhs, barn dances and other functions.
    Weekly rehearsals at Terrington Hall School Music Room, Mondays 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. New members welcome.
    Terrington, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Marco Baben
    Telephone: 01439 770175
    Email: babenm@globalnet.co.uk
    Website: http://www.tiefrunggleemen.co.uk/
    11/14

  • Thom Hardaker Ceilidh Band
    Studied music in Russia and around Europe. Winner of many international competitions. Been playing around Britain for the last two years. The band consists of 2 accordions and a drummer.
    North Yorkshire
    Contact:: Thorn Hardaker Ceilidh Band
    Kings Arms, High Street Sutton-in-Craven. BD20 7LP
    Telephone: 07736228951
    Mobile: 07736228951
    Email: tjhardaker@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.thomhardaker.com
    08/16

  • Trevor's Fetish Ceilidh Band
    Lively Huddersfield/Holmfirth based band with a strong reputation throughout the region, offering a spicy blend of music and dance. Performing Sheffield to Skipton and Settle, Bradford, Ilkley, Harrogate, York and beyond. Complete with expert caller and available for weddings, parties, festivals etc.
    Contact: Anne Spence
    203 Moor Lane, Netherthong, Holmfirth HD9 3UP
    Telephone: 01484 686610
    Email: anne@ceilidh-band.org.uk
    Website: http://www.ceilidh-band.org.uk/
    04/10

  • Trinculo
    Vibrant English ceilidh band with fiddle, sax, melodeon, guitar and bass guitar.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Contact: Nigel Holmes
    Telephone: 0114 221 8308
    Email: band@trinculo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.trinculo.co.uk/
    03/10

  • Village Hop Band
    An experienced ceilidh band based around lively traditional English dance music played on melodeon and anglo concertina. This band has a flexible line-up to cater for all occasions and includes musicians who play regularly together in various bands and music sessions. In addition to melodeon and concertina, the line-up may include keyboards, french horn, fiddle, percussion, trombone and recorder. This band can be engaged either with, or without, the services of a dance caller for birthdays, celebrations, weddings, barn dances, fund raising events etc.
    Contact: Heather Hazell
    Telephone: 01423 527892
    Email: chas@crimple.demon.co.uk
    Website: http://www.crimple.demon.co.uk/hbj.htm
    11/14


  • White Horse Ceilidh Band
    Band of four, sometimes five, musicians playing Irish, Scottish, English and American music. Own PA and caller, East Yorkshire region and beyond.
    Beverley, East Yorkshire.
    Contact: Tom Gaynard
    Telephone: 01482 346939
    Email: whitehorseband@tgaynard1.karoo.co.uk
    Website: http://whitehorseceilidhband.co.uk/
    03/15


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