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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
Janet calls dances and plays clarinet and recorder with The Polka Dots
Country Dance Band’s new line-up : Heather Hazell on melodeon,
Nigel Swan on keyboard and guitar, and Joy Crampton on concertina.
She is a regular caller for the Leeds Contra, which she co-founded along
with others including Thomas Green more than 20-years ago
The vintage-style Mrs Porter’s Ensemble includes old-time dances
and music hall songs in its repertoire.
Janet calls regularly for beginners at parties and weddings and also
more advanced dances for clubs such as Heatherdene Folk Dance Club, in Harrogate, run by Bob Carter.
Her experience also includes many Day of Dance ceilidhs for children and
adults, and regular Music Hall shows with songs including for YAMSEN -
- Paul Young
One man ceilidh band, calling and playing melodeon, solo or with a band.
Full time professional, own PA. Lots of experience calling for all sorts
of crowds from complete beginners to club dancers. Also happy to work as
a caller for other bands. Live videos on my website.