The WS Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref: 4155.1
This is an excellent band who have been playing for weddings and similar events for many years. They can offer either instrumental music only, instrumental plus vocals or music to dance to (bringing along their own experienced caller). They use a variety of interesting instruments including guitars, mandolin, accordions, bodhran (the Irish drum), Celtic harp, all held together by the strong rhythm of the electric bass guitar.
A ceilidh or barn dance is great way to involve everyone and to get the families and guests meeting and mixing. The Band play as a five piece band including caller, who also joins in the music when the calling permits. Usually they begin with some music to listen to, to get people in the mood. Then the caller gets everyone up for a couple of (very easy) dances, so that he can judge the knowledge and energy of the dancers. They then select dances to suit, playing some more music to listen to after every couple of dances, to let people get their breath back. They continue like this for one to one and a quarter hours, when there is usually a break for a buffet. They then continue for another one to one and a quarter hours. They can play longer if you wish, either for dancing or just music to listen to.
Coming from a variety of musical backgrounds, the Band can offer all the old favourites plus music from - Ireland, Scotland, England, America and Europe. They can offer you a Ceilidh with a mixture of music and dance, or they can select totally Irish or Scottish repertoire if you prefer. if you have a special request for a tune or a song they will do their best for you.
|Birthday party||Just to say how very impressed we all were with the Ceilidh which you ran for David's 65th Birthday. We had so many good vibes and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. A big thankyou for making it all so pleasant.|
|Wedding||Thank you so much for playing the most wonderful music at our wedding and for understanding the audience so well. Everyone loved it. The Americans enjoyed their introduction to barn dancing so much they went home and organised one.|