Ceilidh Bands: Chelmsford, Essex - for your Event

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The BD Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Duo, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 6273

The BD Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Duo in Chelmsford, Essex

The BD Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Duo, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 6273

The BT Duo is a barn dance duo that sounds like a full band. John is a celebrated dance caller with 30 years' experience and Greg provides driving dance rhythms on his MIDI accordion (that is a traditional acoustic accordion with sampled bass guitar and grand piano accompaniment). Chelmsford is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. They also sing popular folk songs and sea shanties, usually finishing the evening with a rousing rendition of the Wild Rover. Why pay the price of a full band when you can enjoy two consummate musicians who really wi... Read more


The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4734.1

The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band in Chelmsford, Essex

The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4734.1

If you are looking for the perfect, all-inclusive entertainment for your wedding, birthday party, anniversary celebration, college ball, office party or conference bash, you have just found it!

A barn dance (or ceilidh, or country dance) gets everyone involved. It's terrific fun for all, and it's a great way to get your party to mix. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Chelmsford. With our expert caller on hand to guide you through, no prior experience of dancing is needed to be able to join in to the full.

Instruments available inclu... Read more


The CR Scottish Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4564

The CR Scottish Ceilidh Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The CR Scottish Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4564

An all Scottish ceilidh band. They are one of the best up and coming three piece Scottish Country Dance Bands in North Essex. The band are experienced in Scottish Music for Weddings, Social Dances and all events. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Chelmsford. Over the years they have built up a strong reputation through "word of mouth" within the Scottish dance club fraternity. The line-up consists of fiddle, accordion percussion and caller.


The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4369

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, 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. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Chelmsford. 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


The KK Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 6194.1

The KK Ceilidh Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The KK Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, 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. Chelmsford is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

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 CS Barn Dance Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4855

The CS Barn Dance Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The CS Barn Dance Band, Chelmsford, Essex, 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 Chelmsford. 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 HW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref; 4853, Chelmsford, Essex, ref:

The HW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref; 4853 in Chelmsford, Essex

The HW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref; 4853, Chelmsford, Essex, ref:

The HW Band are five musicians from the folk genre come together to form a traditional band with a new lift. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Chelmsford. The band line up is 4 musicians + caller and between them they play an impressive range of instruments including guitar, mandolin, whistle, recorder, banjo, melodeon, bodhran (drum), melodeon and auto harp - several members of the band are also good vocalists.


The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 6295.1

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, 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. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Chelmsford.

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 BK Ceilidh/Covers Band, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 6006.1

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band, Chelmsford, Essex, 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. Chelmsford is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. 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, Chelmsford, Essex, ref: 4395

The BK Ceilidh Band in Chelmsford, Essex

The BK Ceilidh Band, Chelmsford, Essex, 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

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Ceilidhs for Weddings in Chelmsford

A Ceilidh is excellent for a Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford.)

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

About Chelmsford

Chelmsford, county town of Essex, has good links with East Anglia and London, and is convenient for Stansted Airport and London. The A12 road runs to the east of the town, meeting the M25 London Orbital near Brentwood. London's Liverpool Street rail station is just 35 minutes away. The name Chelmsford dates back to Saxon times and the town is mentioned in 1086 as a pair of settlements next to the river Can. In 1199 King John granted the town the right to hold a market and Chelmsford becoame the county town of Essex in 1250. Chelmsford is famous for a great many things - most prominently it is the birthplace of radio and is was the first town to be fully lit by electric street lamps.

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Classical Duos: Chelmsford, EssexIrish Ceilidh Bands: Chelmsford, EssexString Quartets: Chelmsford, Essex
Classical Guitarists: Chelmsford, EssexJazz Bands: Chelmsford, EssexWedding Ceremony Songs: Chelmsford, Essex
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Classical Pianists: Chelmsford, EssexJazz Guitarists: Chelmsford, EssexWedding Music Bands: Chelmsford, Essex
Classical Singers: Chelmsford, EssexJazz Pianists: Chelmsford, EssexWedding Songs: Chelmsford, Essex
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: Chelmsford, EssexJazz Quartets: Chelmsford, EssexWedding String Quartets: Chelmsford, Essex
Covers Bands: Chelmsford, EssexJazz Solos And Duos: Chelmsford, EssexWind Ensembles: Chelmsford, Essex
English Barn Dance Bands: Chelmsford, EssexJazz Trios: Chelmsford, Essex

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