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across, and outside of, the county. Entries are indexed alphabetically by
Most callers work with regular bands, but some are also available for
"freelance" bookings with bands who don't have a resident caller,
or whose usual caller is unavailable.
- Peter Barnard
Experienced dance caller and teacher. Particularly for English, French
and Renaissance dances. Organiser of the AVID folk dances.
1 Battle Green, Epworth, Doncaster DN9
Telehone: 01427 873937
Skilled caller for ceilidhs and barn dances for celebrations, other special
events and fund-raising, and also for American Contra and English Playford.
Programmes devised with care for both inexperienced and more experienced
dancers. Works regularly with York Ceilidh Club, Leeds Contra Club,
Greensleeveless and other bands. Based in York, but available for events across Yorkshire and beyond
Telephone: 01904 624216
Ceilidh/Barn Dance caller. Regular caller with Hessle Ceilidh Band. Weddings,
birthdays, public barn dances and ceilidhs, folk dancing clubs.
Email = firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ean Blair
Highly experienced Caller and MC. Regular caller for Hayriders Ceilidh
Band - based in Hull and East
Yorkshire. Own PA
and mic system. Available for Ceilidhs, Barn Dances, Parties. Dancing to
suit all abilities especially those who've never danced before. Themed
events catered for - eg Burn's, St Andrew's. St Patrick's. Guaranteed -
an evening to remember.
Telephone: 07768 492806
- John Brown
Ceilidhs and barn dances. Regular caller for Sheffield CeilidhSoc.
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Bob Carter
Country dance, ceilidhs, barn dances, parties etc.
Workshops in Country dance, Morris, Rapper, Longsword.
Address: Brookside Cottage, Forest Moor Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8JY
Telephone / Fax: 01423 863433
See also workshops
- Barry Evans
Caller and teacher of all forms of social dance, including Playford, Pat
Shaw, Running Set and American Squares and Contras.
Workshops on all aspects of social dance, mainly for adults.
Address: 51 Katrina Grove, Featherstone, West Yorkshire WF7 5LW
Phone: 01977 792205
See also workshops
- John Gray
All types of dances. Regular caller with the Stair
Heid Band and several other Northern bands. Own PA and radio mic
system if required. Scottish, English, Irish and American material. Also
experienced singer with TV and radio credits: guitar, banjo, mandolin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Telephone: 0113 268 7414
- Al Green
Dance caller & teacher since 1960. American hoe-downs, squares and
contras, English barn dances and ceilidhs. Club caller for York Eclectic
Squares, also frequent guest caller at Leeds Contra and York Ceilidh
Clubs. Live or recorded music, fully licensed and insured. Almost
anywhere or anytime.
Contact: Al Green
Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RB
Telephone: 01904 701133
- Nikki Hampson
Ceilidhs and barn dances. Regular caller with Bedlam.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Telephone: 01484 604704
- Jan Porter
Jan Porter calls and plays for The Polka Dots Country Dance Band with
Nigel Swan and Roy Hardacre. They play regularly for weddings, parties
and other private events and for dance clubs Jan also calls for the
Leeds Contra Dances in Headingley.
Mrs Porter’s Ensemble, plays for private parties and dance clubs
and with Joy Crampton they also perform Music Hall and old time
singalongs for private bookings and at Mrs Porter’s Sunday
Ceilidhs at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton.
Telephone: O113 2562778
- Paul Young
Regular caller with The New Fox Band, and working with several others,
organiser of York Last Sunday ceilidhs, available to call free lance or
supply a band. Own PA system and microphones as required, also plays
melodeon, fiddle, guitar.