The TD Celidh/Barn Dance Band ref: 6017
The TD ceilidh band members have built a solid reputation as a professional band that has the flexibility to adapt its repertoire to suit different age groups, events and venues.
A typical ceilidh/barn dance with the TD band would be an evening (around three and a half hours) which begins with a few easier dances as we create an opportunity for everyone to get involved. With each dance, they will talk/walk you through the steps before the dance begins and, even once the music gets under way, they'll continue calling the instructions until the dancers have got the hang of it.
Thereafter, they can further ‘tweak’ our performance to meet the needs of the audience, taking account of ages, ability and energy levels of the dancers. Throughout the evening, they'll create opportunities for people to rest between dances, whilst they sing a song or play a tune… a good time for dancers to catch their breath or grab a drink!
The band play mostly Scottish and Irish, with the occasional Scandanavian, French and American tune included. They will happily work with you to design and arrange the evening’s programme to suit you and your guests. Just let them know what will work best for you and they'll tailor their programme to suit.
Interludes (while dancers get their breath back) can include guitar and vocals , from the folk tradition of the mid-late twentieth century' (Paul Simon, Beatles, Eric Clapton, Richard Thompson, Bob Dylan etc….)
|School event||"I was going to e mail you later to thank you for your contribution to a truly successful evening. I have just heard from the Senior Master from who said that in his boys' opinion it was 'the best social they had ever been to'"|
|Burns Night||"Thanks again for performing for us, we had some great feedback from the guests and you set the tone perfectly for the evening."|
|Wedding||"Thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The band was fantastic and we really enjoyed the dancing. We have had so many comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed your music. Thank you for helping to make our wedding the most wonderful day"|
|Party||"I wanted to give you and the rest of the band a very big thank you for making our event such a success. Everyone loved the Barn Dance, and we were buzzing afterwards with the fun that we all had. I thought you pitched it exactly right, having a few dances and then giving people the chance to rest and entertaining us with a song or two. "|
|Company Christmas Party||"Thank you!! We all had an excellent time – if not a little achy the next day from all the dancing!!!!! Thank you so much for making the evening special and we hope that your Christmas is also happy, healthy and peaceful!! Kind Regards, Angela"|
|Birthday||"Many thanks to you all for making our party so enjoyable and memorable.... everyone was saying how accomplished the band was and wanted to know where we had found you!! Hopefully it won't be another 25 years before our paths cross again!"|
|Silver Wedding||"Many thanks to you all for making our party so enjoyable and memorable.... everyone was saying how accomplished the band was and wanted to know where we had found you!! Hopefully it won't be another 25 years before our paths cross again!"|
|Anniversary||"Just a note to say thank you so much to the band for providing us with such lovely music and a fun atmosphere last Saturday. We have had many compliments from our guests."|
|Group event||So very many thanks to you and the two girls for a truly enjoyable Ceilidh. The music was just exactly what we wanted, the singing a bonus for us and the leading for the dancing quite easy to follow and done with such good humour. All who stayed till late really enjoyed it and took part with enthusiasm. Even “one armed Mary!” who thought she would not be able to take part managed exceptionally well. We have had some very positive feed back and Sue and I just loved seeing everyone, as well as ourselves, enjoying the evening so much.|
|Golden wedding party||"Thank you all so much for the entertainment you gave us last Saturday, it was absolutely SPOT ON! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and I think everyone that was physically able to got up to dance, which was a credit to your musicianship and performance. So please convey our thanks to the other members of the band who were all just great. If we get the opportunity we will certainly recommend your services to anyone holding a similar celebration. Best wishes to you all, Pat & Chris."|