Ceilidh Bands: Abergavenny, South Wales - for your Event

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The LR Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 6218.1

The LR Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The LR Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 6218.1

This band can cater for Barn Dances & Ceilidhs, or provide foot-stomping musical entertainment for parties & weddings, pubs & social clubs, folk clubs, banquets, Irish & Scottish theme parties etc. Abergavenny is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. Barn dances & ceilidhs with the LR Band are strictly for fun & for those who don’t want to take it all too seriously! No previous experience is required as they have an excellent caller & none of the dances are too complicated. The caller does a thorough explanation & practice walk-through for you b... Read more


The GB Scottish Ceilidh Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4990

The GB Scottish Ceilidh Dance Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The GB Scottish Ceilidh Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4990

An all Scottish ceilidh band, performing in mansion, marquee, ballroom or barn this band's exciting music has been swinging dancers for over a generation. Playing together professionally over many years has given them considerable experience in generating just the right atmosphere; you won’t hear more exhilarating Scottish ceilidh music this side of Hadrian’s Wall. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Abergavenny.

Complete beginners, accomplished reelers and those who remember a bit from schooldays are all guaranteed to enjoy the fun of ce... Read more


The Coulan Sona Irish Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4813.1

The Coulan Sona Irish Ceilidh Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The Coulan Sona Irish Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4813.1

An all Irish Ceilidh Band, this experienced band capture the dynamic flow that is the essence of traditional Irish music and dance. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Abergavenny. The fiddler has performed with Irish dance teams at the Sidmouth and Monaco folk festivals, but the band are equally at home playing for weddings and parties, with the caller guiding even the most inexperienced dancers through Ceilidh dances that everyone can enjoy, from small children to great grandparents. If your party includes any experience step dancers, we wo... Read more


The Ceilidh Idealach Scottish Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4812.1

The Ceilidh Idealach Scottish Ceilidh Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The Ceilidh Idealach Scottish Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4812.1

A traditional Scottish Ceilidh Band playing not only the well know Scottish favourites for the dancing, but interspersing with Strathsepys, the Music of Scott Skinner & the tunes of the Shetland Isles. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Abergavenny. Derek (fiddle) lived in Strathaven for 15 years, and has played for Scottish Demonstration dances at international folk festivals here and abroad. One of the Strathspeys performed was written for Esther’s (flute / piccolo / piano / caller – isn’t she so versatile!) uncle, who stays in Eyemouth. ... Read more


Ringerike Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4003.1

Ringerike Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

Ringerike Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4003.1

Ringerike play a huge range of folk music for both listening and dancing to. They are no ordinary folk band. As classically trained musicians, they "put the music" into folk. Abergavenny is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

With such a wide repertoire they can put on specific Irish, or Scottish ceilidh, or play a wide range of national and international music. You define the style of event you want - folk music ranges from some of the most moving and lyrical music in existence to wild, raucous and steamy.

Ringerike love it all! Never... Read more


The FS Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 6067

The FS Ceilidh Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The FS Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 6067

This is a traditional and electric ceilidh band playing music with a big beat to dance and listen to! Line up allows for a great range of instruments including bodhran, flute , guitars and washboard - just to mention a few. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Abergavenny. Great dance tunes plus some vocals to give those feet a rest!


The HPT Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4330.1

The HPT Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The HPT Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4330.1

This group are a barn dance/Ceilidh band providing live music in a lively and exciting style. The band has been in existence for over 25 years, under the leadership of Tony. Whilst the line-up has been 'liquid', the core of Tony and Hamish has remained constant. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Abergavenny. Their music covers English, Irish, Scottish and American country dance tunes, as well as European tunes.

The band have played in a variety of venues ranging from village halls to castles. Some of the venues include:-
Castles - Berk... Read more


The SW Scottish Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4865

The SW Scottish Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The SW Scottish Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4865

Based on a Scottish Ceilidh Band, they can also include American, Irish and English if desired. The SW Band are great entertainers playing infectious Celtic tunes and songs, treating every event as the party of the year. The band quoted here (3 piece plus caller) is just one line-up of their flexible 3 - 6 players band, to suit the customers budget. The more players, the bigger the sound. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Abergavenny.

Their charismatic caller, 'Miss Dixie', calls dances enjoyable for all ages and abilities, to ensure e... Read more


The CW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4086.1

The CW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The CW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4086.1

The CW Band usually comprises Maggie, David and Jenny, playing fiddle, accordion, keyboard and recorder, but they can provide more or less musicians as required. They have over 70 years experience of music making between them, and a similar time spent on the dance floor learning to appreciate good dance sound. Abergavenny is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. The band play for ceilidhs, hoe-downs and barn dances at weddings, parties and clubs throughout the Midlands.

They play regularly at the country's top folk dance clubs and festivals, i... Read more


The DL Irish Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4314

The DL Irish Ceilidh Band in Abergavenny, South Wales

The DL Irish Ceilidh Band, Abergavenny, South Wales, ref: 4314

An all Irish Ceilidh Band. The DL Ceilidh Band are a traditional Irish music band for Irish nights, ceilidhs, folk clubs and weddings. They specialise in providing music and entertainment for Irish weddings, birthday parties and Irish nights, providing lively songs, exciting jigs and reels and the option of a dance caller if you want to do some ceilidh dancing.

The band members are all highly experienced singers and multi-instrumentalists and they have a top quality sound system.

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Ceilidhs for Weddings in Abergavenny

A Ceilidh is excellent for a Abergavenny Wedding. It's something that anyone from junior school age to senior citizens can enjoy, either dancing or just looking and listening. It gets both sides of the family and friends to interact and the volume is such that people can still talk to each other and catch up with whatever they want to catch up with. (Unlike when there's a disco on the go!)

There are lots of different ways for the ceilidh band to start a Wedding Ceilidh, whether in Abergavenny or some other part of the country. A few brides and grooms like to start it with them just doing a waltz, or something like that, and then invite guests to join in. That was more common in the past when most people knew how to waltz, but now it tends to get a lot of embarrassed people and not many people on the dance floor, (unless of course, the couple are dancers and there are a fair number of guests who can dance reasonably well, or if the event is in Scotland where there is still a tradition of ballroom dancing. This page is about Ceilidhs and Barn Dances in Abergavenny.)

The usual way to start the evening is to playing a tune or two to get people 'in the mood'. Then get EVERYONE up for a first dance WITH the couple. No one can refuse, because it would be rude to the Bride and Groom. So, even those who are a bit reluctant to try it, get up for the first dance. We make sure that it is a really easy dance, so that even those who are nervous of dancing find they can actually do it, and that it is great fun. But it really is up to you which way things start.

We would have a caller, who teaches the dances, so even people who have never been to a Ceilidh before can do it. They would possibly include any dances from the Abergavenny area that were in the band’s repertoire. We'd generally start with some music for people to listen to as they came into the room, to get them in the mood. We'd do a couple of dances, then play a tune while people had a rest, another couple of dances, and so on. Often there would be a break half way through for a buffet, so people could recover their energy, then on for a second half. If there are some experienced dancers, we would put in some harder dances for them, but all in all make sure that everyone is involved and having a good time.

All Ceilidhs are similar in that there is a caller to organise the dancing, but the style of music and dance can be different depending on whether the band is playing Scottish, Irish, English, European or American music or a little of everything and whether held in Abergavenny or some other part of the country. Other common spellings are kaley, kaylee, caylee, calee, kayleigh, ceili, ceilidhe, kylie

About Abergavenny

The market town of Abergavenny, set against a magnificent mountain backdrop, has an impressive historical legacy. The Romans called their fort here Gobannium. Both Abergavenny Castle and St Mary's Priory Church were founded in the 11th century.

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