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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances 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

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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. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Colchester. The caller will guide you through the dances and help make sure that everyone has... Read more

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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

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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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The KK Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The KK Ceilidh Band, Colchester, 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. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Colchester.

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

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The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, Colchester, 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 Colchester.

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

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The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band in Colchester, Essex

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band, Colchester, 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. Colchester 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.

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The BK Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The BK Ceilidh Band, Colchester, 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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The WT Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The WT Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4082.1

This band can offer all Scottish Ceilidh, Irish Ceili or a mixture together with American & English. This experienced band play Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes, although they can concentrate on one particular style if preferred. They play as 3 or 4 piece + caller. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Colchester.

The band are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. In addition they are willing to tailor a band to meet specific needs, going out in combinations ranging from a duo of gu... Read more

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The SA Irish Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The SA Irish Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4130.1

An all Irish Ceilidh Band. The Band is a tight knit band who believe in playing traditional Irish Music, with feeling and excitement, and that the music should be enjoyed not only by those playing it, but most importantly by those listening to it. They provide a uniquely “Irish” evening in every sense of the word. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Colchester. Instruments played are harp,bodhran, fiddle, bouzouki/guitar, uilleann pipes/low whistles, flute, vocals.

The band can provide Traditional Music suited to all occasions, from the ... Read more

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The MD Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The MD Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4313

The MD Ceilidh Band is one of the most popular and experienced ceilidh / barn dance bands in the country and is mentioned on the BBC Radio Folk Awards website as one of the high profile UK dance bands. Colchester is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. The band have over two decades of experience in providing dance music for all kinds of function and will ensure that your special day runs smoothly and that everyone has a good time.

Unlike many "electric" ceilidh bands, the sound of the MD Ceilidh Band is more than just an acoustic folk band... Read more

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The BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Colchester, Essex

The BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Colchester, Essex, 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. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Colchester. 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

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The SW Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The SW Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 6155

The SW Band, a creative and energetic ceilidh band, was set up in 2007. The band combines the dynamic fiddlework of Alice with stunning Celtic harp by Steph, driving guitar from Clara and funky bodhran from Barry, all well-established musicians within their own right. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Colchester.

The band plays a blend of traditional and contemporary tunes from the British Isles and especially England, twisting the traditional into innovative and invigorating arrangements.

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The EBD Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The EBD Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 6059

If you are looking for a Ceilidh Band to get your party, event or wedding going, then look no further! The EBD Band are known on the circuit for their lively shows, great musicianship and friendly attitude. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Colchester. Their performance builds up from the moment they strike up playing Irish, English and traditional music in their upbeat, lively way.

The caller, one of the most energetic around, will have everyone on their feet from the first dance onwards - the other band members have all played in num... Read more

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The BT Ceilidh Band in Colchester, Essex

The BT Ceilidh Band, Colchester, Essex, ref: 4559

Formed in 1991 by Anne and John, this barn dance band is one of the longest established folk dance bands in Sussex. The band normally consists of at least four musicians, sometimes five - The line-up is piano accordion/psaltery – keyboard – fiddle/tenor banjo – bass/percussion. Colchester is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. The band work with a variety of experienced callers.

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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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