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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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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The BB Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The BB Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4368.1

The BB Ceilidh Band are a great choice for weddings. The choice of dances and songs are tailored especially for weddings, with the emphasis being on fun, enabling your guests to get to know each other. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Leeds. Their set-up is suitable for halls of all sizes, marquees and hotels.

If you've ever been dubious about booking a ceilidh / barn dance band for your wedding, wondering if a disco might be more suitable, then BB are the band for you. Pumping out loud and lively folk-rock tunes for some fast an... Read more

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The AB Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The AB Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 6199

Since forming in 2001, this band have become firm favourites in their home area. They've played for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, conferences, PTA hops and harvest festivals, and are used to fitting in with your existing arrangements. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Leeds. If you and your guests have never been to a ceilidh, ceili, barn dance, hoe down, folk dance or whatever you want to call it before, don't worry! The caller is there to ensure that everyone has a good time. He or she will introduce the dances and m... Read more

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The BFB Irish Ceilidh Band plus more... in Leeds,

The BFB Irish Ceilidh Band plus more..., Leeds, , ref: 4331.1

Based on an Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include Scottish, English, CelticRock , Country and Rock&Roll if desired. The Band are a professional four piece Irish Band offering a fantastic and lively range of Irish music. Leeds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. They are all professional musicians who came together about 5 years ago to form one of the most vibrant and lively bands on the Irish music scene today.

They also specialise in Ceilidhs and can offer all types of Ceilidh, whether you want to have an Irish, Scottish or... Read more

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The RD Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The RD Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4458

The band can offer all Irish Ceili, Scottish Ceilidh, American Barn Dance or a mixture including English. They are a group of talented musicians, who have been playing in bands for many years on Teesside and then decided to form this band after they realised they had something 'special' going. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Leeds. They are capable of catering for all musical tastes - Irish, Scottish, English or American (or a mix). They'll also throw the odd song in now and then to give everyone else a breather !

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The WSN Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The WSN Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4447

This lively band was originally started more than 20 years ago, since which time they have played for concerts, festivals, weddings and other fund raising events, throughout the north-east of England. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Leeds.

Their current line up includes an impressive range of instruments including melodeon/concertina, bass/mandolin, fiddle/recorder, piano and percussion. The band have a skilled caller who encourages everyone to "have a go", judges the experience of the dancers and matches suitable music and dan... Read more

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The GM Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The GM Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , ref: 4454.1

The GM Band play music for all sorts of events and in venues such as hotels, restaurants and church halls. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Leeds. Their line up is fiddle/caller, guitar, and bass. Their caller is experienced in explaining the dances and then helping people through them. They usually start with very easy dances and then they get a bit more complex as the evening goes on. During any breaks, the band will play some tunes or sing a few songs.

A larger band is also available.

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The TLD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance in Leeds,

The TLD Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance, Leeds, , ref: 4424

The TLD Band formed eleven years ago as a ceilidh band, and have since performed regularly around the East Midlands and beyond. Instruments used include melodeon, fiddle, concertina, guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin and sometimes drums. Leeds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. Their caller can generate a lively atmosphere within seconds and his approach to dancing is definitely to hit minimum anxiety for the dancers and to make it fun!

Nottinghamshire Fire Service, the RNIB, The United Nations Association have used the band regularly ... Read more

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The TF Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The TF Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4681

With a huge repertoire of music and dances from the British Isles, and America. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Leeds. The band plays for all the main Ceilidh nights, namely Burns Night, St. Andrew's Day, St. Patrick's Day, New Years Eve, and Hoe Downs for American Independence Day. BBC Music Live Festival, broadcast on the BBC, been twice featured on Radio Merseyside's Folk Scene programme, as well as many other local radio stations around the country

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The RR Irish Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The RR Irish Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , ref: 4408

An all Irish Ceilidh Band. Started back In 1999, the members of the band have now gelled
together to play their blend of traditional, mainly Irish music with
an enthusiastic abandon. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Leeds.

Their music is predominantly traditional music from the west coast of Ireland, with a heavy influence from the North Connaught region of Sligo. They have recently started introducing their own compositions alongside the traditional repertoire.

The line-up of the ceilidh band is fiddle, accordion, guitar p... Read more

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The EBD Ceilidh Band in Leeds,

The EBD Ceilidh Band, Leeds, , 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 Leeds. 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 SH Scottish Ceilidh & Party Band in Leeds,

The SH Scottish Ceilidh & Party Band, Leeds, , 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. Leeds is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.

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 CS Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The CS Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , 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 Leeds. 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 BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band in Leeds,

The BS Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band, Leeds, , 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. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Leeds. 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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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, Jazz Trios: Leeds,
American Barn Dance Bands: Leeds, Function Bands: Leeds, Live Ceremony Music-Weddings: Leeds,
Barn Dance Bands: Leeds, Harps: Leeds, Party Bands: Leeds,
Classical Duos: Leeds, Hire Local Live Bands: Leeds, Scottish Ceilidh Bands: Leeds,
Classical Guitarists: Leeds, Irish Ceilidh Bands: Leeds, String Quartets: Leeds,
Classical Music For Weddings: Leeds, Jazz Bands: Leeds, Wedding Ceremony Songs: Leeds,
Classical Pianists: Leeds, Jazz Duos: Leeds, Wedding Entertainers: Leeds,
Classical Singers: Leeds, Jazz Guitarists: Leeds, Wedding Music Bands: Leeds,
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: Leeds, Jazz Pianists: Leeds, Wedding Songs: Leeds,
Covers Bands: Leeds, Jazz Quartets: Leeds, Wedding String Quartets: Leeds,
English Barn Dance Bands: Leeds, Jazz Solos And Duos: Leeds, Wind Ensembles: Leeds,

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