Ceilidh Bands: Colchester, Essex - for your Event

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

The CR Scottish Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The CR Scottish Ceilidh Band, Colchester, 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. Colchester is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. 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 BD Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Duo, Colchester, Essex, ref: 6273

The BD Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Duo in Colchester, Essex

The BD Barn Dance/ Ceilidh Duo, Colchester, 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). This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Colchester. 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 HW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref; 4853, Colchester, Essex, ref:

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

The HW Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band ref; 4853, Colchester, 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 Colchester. 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 HP English Barn Dance Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 6309.1

The HP English Barn Dance Band in Colchester, Essex

The HP English Barn Dance Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 6309.1

Based on an English Barn Dance Band, they can also include French, Scottish and Irish if desired. The HP Band is an established, very experienced barn dance / ceilidh band that plays for a wide range of events in East Anglia and beyond. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Colchester. The electro-acoustic line-up, with its emphasis on rhythm and melody, plays traditional dance tunes as well as more recently composed music.

Although specialising in weddings and private parties, the band regularly play for public dances and at clubs and fes... Read more


The NU Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4880

The NU Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The NU Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4880

This band have been performing their own particular brand of traditional English, Irish and Scottish music for a while now. The current 5 piece + caller line-up seems to have got people talking about them and they have been very busy recently playing pubs, folk clubs, universities and private parties. Colchester is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

Founder member, Joe (Guitar and Vocals), and long time members Steve (Bass) and Brendan (Bouzouki, Mandolin, Guitar) have now been joined by two outstanding instrumentalists. Sarah plays ... Read more


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

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

The LD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance band, Colchester, 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 Colchester. 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 SP Irish Ceilidh Band plus More.., Colchester, Essex, ref: 6150

The SP Irish Ceilidh Band plus More.. in Colchester, Essex

The SP Irish Ceilidh Band plus More.., Colchester, Essex, ref: 6150

Based on an Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include American, Scottish and English if desired. The band includes an Irish championship-winning accordionist, so naturally Irish tunes and songs feature large in their repertoire, alongside Scottish, American and English folk tunes selected for the traditional dances presented by their wonderful caller. So sit back and listen or get up and dance to some great music. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Colchester. The caller will guide you through the dances and help make sure that everyone has... Read more


The SH Scottish Ceilidh & Party Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4937.2

The SH Scottish Ceilidh & Party Band in Colchester, Essex

The SH Scottish Ceilidh & Party Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4937.2

An all Scottish ceilidh band Plus Party / Function band with a good bit of Klexmer thrown in for good measure. So if you're looking to bring some of the Scottish Ceilidh party spirit to your night but still want to have regular party music as the main focus, this is the ideal band for you. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Colchester.

Born and bred in Scotland, their lead singer, Debbie , is an expert on Scottish Ceilidh dances and the band can either include a small selection of popular Scottish ceilidh favourites throughout their norm... Read more


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

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

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, Colchester, 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. Colchester is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. 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 CS Barn Dance Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4855

The CS Barn Dance Band in Colchester, Essex

The CS Barn Dance Band, Colchester, 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 Colchester. 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

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Ceilidhs for Weddings in Colchester

A Ceilidh is excellent for a Colchester 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 Colchester 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 Colchester.)

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

About Colchester

population of around 100,000. Colchester's garrison houses more than 5,000 troops and Essex University has 5,500 students.

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