Ceilidh Bands: Ashford, Kent - for your Event

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The BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4873

The BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Ashford, Kent

The BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4873

This band brings together some of the most skilled and experienced performers in their field to form a band guaranteeing top quality. Whether it's St.Patrick's, St. Andrew's, St. George's Day or Americana, the BS Band offer a full evening's entertainment of music for dancing or songs for listening or a mixture of both. Ashford is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. Whatever the venue, at any time of year and anywhere in the world, be it indoors or outdoors, a private function, barn dance, ceilidh, concert or festival, this band will offer ... Read more


The CX Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4602

The CX Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The CX Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4602

This exciting ceilidh band can offer you an evening to remember - whatever the occasion. The band are experienced in playing for all types of evens - from weddings to parties, anniversaries and company parties. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Ashford. The line up consists of two fiddles, accordion, guitar and caller and although this might sound little different to many other bands, this group are highly skilled musicians who are musically responsive to each other and are able to trust the spontaneity within each of them to take ceili... Read more


The SS Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4706.1

The SS Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The SS Barn Dance/Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4706.1

The band can offer all Irish Ceili, Scottish Ceilidh, American Barn Dance or a mixture including English.The SS band offer a versatile, flexible, fun Barn dance and ceilidh band with caller who is experienced enough to tailor the programme to suit the skill level of the audience! The band can offer a three, four or five piece band - whatever suits your event. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Ashford.


The UR Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6109

The UR Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The UR Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6109

The band have been gigging regularly now for over 10 years and have a great local reputation for a barn storming night to remember.

With a mixture of different instruments they can provide the perfect setting for an energetic evening of dancing or quieter acoustic music to play in the background. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Ashford. The UR Barn Dance Band play traditional tunes with a twist from all over the UK, with a focus on Scottish jigs and hornpipes.

The dances are simple, bouncy and quick to learn so you can get on ... Read more


The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6295.1

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6295.1

An all Scottish ceilidh band, the CM Ceilidh Band are a vibrant young band. After meeting at one of the UK's top music conservatoires the band began to enjoy playing folk music together on such a regular basis that they decided to officially form the CM band in 2011. Ashford is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

Drawing on a collective wealth of experience of over 60 years from all areas of the folk and classical music scene, they are committed to providing high quality, but relaxed and fun traditional Scottish entertainment. Gordon th... Read more


The CS Barn Dance Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4855

The CS Barn Dance Band in Ashford, Kent

The CS Barn Dance Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4855

This troupe of traditional musicians, dynamic dancers and crazy callers determined to spread the word that the Hoe Down is a' happening. From Hoxton to Humberside, from Amnesty International to Bestival, the band are putting ceili back on the map - whether at sell out dances in London or the top summer festivals. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Ashford. This "Anarchic Hillbilly Barn Dancing Squad"will bring a rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, exhilarating, heart thumping, blood pumping barn dance creation to your event.... Read more


The KK Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6194.1

The KK Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The KK Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6194.1

A klezmer keilidh is the familiar ceilidh/barn dance format (live music, dance leader, fun) with one essential difference – the music and steps are old-style Jewish, rather than Celtic! It’s great for both indoor and outdoor events. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Ashford.

The KK Ceilidh Band is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and bac... Read more


The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6006.1

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band in Ashford, Kent

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 6006.1

The BK Ceilidh band bring you a new generation of Celtic music bursting with energy. Their burning grooves and rich melodies hit you hard and keep you dancing all night. They are fast becoming the must have feature of any celtic event. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Ashford. Renowned as a funky and exciting dance band with a wide range of influences, their young Scottish composer has taken the key elements of Scottish & Irish tradition and moulded a new fresh celtic blend - one which is irresistible to dance to.

The band offer a... Read more


The BK Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4395

The BK Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The BK Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4395

Have you had enough of recorded music and the disco beat? Do you want to liven up your party with some live music? Then this band who play Irish traditional, Scottish traditional, Barn dance, etc.are the band for you. They play for all occasions; weddings, anniversaries, or any kind of party or Ceili, in fact any kind of occasion at all.

The normal line- up is a 3 piece band composed of fiddle, flute/ bagpipes, guitar plus a caller. However there is an option of an extra player on the bodhr... Read more


The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4369

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band in Ashford, Kent

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, Ashford, Kent, ref: 4369

This Ceilidh Band has a line up of violin, accordion and guitar and their repertoire crosses many musical styles whilst maintaining a traditional sound.

In fact, they produce an amazingly full sound as three musicians. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Ashford. The violin takes the lead whilst the accordionist's right keyboard plays chords and harmony parts. The accordionist's left hand buttons give a rich deep bass. The guitar blends with both instruments adding exciting and creative improvisations, plus the dynamic use of a midi i... Read more

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Ceilidhs for Weddings in Ashford

A Ceilidh is excellent for a Ashford 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 Ashford 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 Ashford.)

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 Ashford 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 Ashford or some other part of the country. Other common spellings are kaley, kaylee, caylee, calee, kayleigh, ceili, ceilidhe, kylie

About Ashford

It seems that Ashford most probably originates from an original settlement established around 893AD. It became large enough to have a mention in the doomsday book, listed with a church and two mills under the name 'Essetesford' in 1086.

Ashford officially became a market town in 1243 and by 1600 it had risen to become an important market town, primarily for livestock. Parts of the parish church date from the 13th century but was substantially restored in the 15th century with many alterations since.

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