Ceilidh Bands: Leeds, - for your Event

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The PD Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4495

The PD Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The PD Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4495

The PD Band have been playing for dances for many years. A professional trio they take a pride in providing good quality entertainment at weddings and party dances for all ages.

The band line-up includes melodeon, keyboard / guitar and bass/recorder. Leeds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

Jan, the caller offers most popular dances include traditional classics such as The Virginia Reel, Cumberland Square Eight and Strip the Willow - good for beginners. She also calls American contras and sung squares - and novelty dances su... Read more


The BG Irish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4984

The BG Irish Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The BG Irish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4984

Based on an Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include American, Scottis, English and French if desired. This Irish band are available for ceilis, weddings, concerts and functions. Featuring Becky on uilleann pipes, Frances on piano accordion, Pat on bouzouki plus caller. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Leeds.


The FW Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4879

The FW Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The FW Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4879

This four piece Ceilidh band has a line up of Nicky on fiddle, Marie on Accordion and Michael who is the caller & concertina player. They have various guest musicians such as Helen (piano and fiddle), Paul (guitar and fiddle), Matt (guitar and saxophone) and Tom (mandolin and mandola) to give you all the drive to make your feet want to dance. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Leeds.

The band formed in 2005 and has now built up a well respected name in the ceilidh band circuit. The caller will explain everything you need to k... Read more


The WP Ceilidh/ Barn dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4950

The WP Ceilidh/ Barn dance Band in Leeds,

The WP Ceilidh/ Barn dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4950

The WP Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band play traditional music including :-
•Irish
•English
•Scottish
•American
•Swedish
The band has appeared on national television whilst performing at the Beverly Folk Festival. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Leeds. The band has also performed at premier dance venues such as Poynton, Wigan, Mythenroyd and many more. They play regularly for weddings, Fundraising Events


The OK Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4507.1

The OK Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The OK Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4507.1

The OK Ceilidh Bands are an energetic modern ceilidh band with rock influences. Leeds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. They blend tuneful melodies, epic solos and driving rhythms.

The band play widely around Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Derby, Nottingham, Doncaster, but are happy to accept bookings from further afield.

The band's caller will guide everyone through the dances - however inexperienced - and encourage them to join in and have a good time.


The LD Scottish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4885

The LD Scottish Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The LD Scottish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4885

An all Scottish Ceilidh Band that can include Irish, English and American if you wish. The LD Ceilidh Band is a three-piece band comprising Piano Accordion, Fiddle and Double-bass and is perfect for a Wedding Ceilidh or a Barndance. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Leeds. Two of its members are originally from Edinburgh so there is a strong Scottish flavour to the band’s sound, although the callers use a wide variety of dances from various traditions to keep any evening swinging along.


The MR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4968.1

The MR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The MR Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4968.1

This band can perform as an all Scottish Ceilidh, Irish Ceili, English Barn Dance or a mixture of all. The MR Ceilidh/barn dance band is a lively band of three experienced musicians and a dance caller. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Leeds. They play and sing music and songs from the English, Scottish and Irish traditions for dancing and listening to, at wedding receptions, birthday parties and corporate events. Line up consists of melodeon and fiddle, guitar and flute, and flute and whistle. They work with experienced dance caller... Read more


The SR Ceilidh/ Barndance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4882

The SR Ceilidh/ Barndance Band in Leeds,

The SR Ceilidh/ Barndance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4882

This experienced band normally comprises of three musicians and a caller with an instrumental line- up of Button Accordion with midi Bass; Fiddle, and Electronic Wind Synth; Piano Accordion; Caller and vocals. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Leeds. They play mainly Scottish, Irish and English music for dancing. They play Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes and Polkas and are happy to include Ballroom requests- Walzes, Foxtrots and Quicksteps.

They offer singing spots and music in - between to help you get your breath back and are happy t... Read more


The MG Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4206.2

The MG Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The MG Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4206.2

An extension of their top Irish band (The WJ Band ref:4206.1), they are joined by experienced callers like Roger Newton, Fred Lloyd and Geoff Miller, who go together to form the MG Ceilidh Band. Leeds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

The ceilidh band play a mix of Irish, Scottish and English tunes to accompany a mix of traditional dances to suit both beginners and experts alike.

Between the breaks, you are entertained with some of the bands extensive repertoire of great songs.


The TS Scottish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4371

The TS Scottish Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The TS Scottish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4371

An all Scottish ceilidh band, the TS Ceilidh Band are a professional group who regularly perform at weddings and functions. The group plays at venues across the UK. Individually, members of the band have taken Scottish music all over the world including tours of Russia and New Zealand. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Leeds. The band aims to provide an entertaining evening whatever the occasion..

The Band prides itself on:
Professional musicians of the highest standard, having won various awards and performed on BBC Radio S... Read more

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Ceilidhs for Weddings in Leeds

A Ceilidh is excellent for a Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds.)

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

About Leeds

The River Aire meanders its way south-eastwards across Yorkshire and eventually joins the Humber and the North Sea. In prehistoric times it flowed through a heavily wooded and swampy valley and it is here, at a ford over the river, that the village of Leeds was established. Other villages such as Armley, Bramley, Headingley and Hunslet grew up on the rolling hills around it. However, it was Leeds, at that vital river crossing, which came to dominate the surrounding out-townships, gradually absorb them and ultimately become a major European city.

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: Leeds, Folk Solos And Duos: Leeds, Live Ceremony Music-Weddings: Leeds,
American Barn Dance Bands: Leeds, Function Bands: Leeds, Party Bands: Leeds,
Barn Dance Bands: Leeds, Harps: Leeds, Pop_Bands: Leeds,
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Classical Singers: Leeds, Jazz Pianists: Leeds, Wedding Songs: Leeds,
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Covers Bands: Leeds, Jazz Solos And Duos: Leeds, Wind Ensembles: Leeds,
English Barn Dance Bands: Leeds, Jazz Trios: Leeds,

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