Ceilidh Bands: the Docklands, London - for your Event

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The CS Barn Dance Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4855

The CS Barn Dance Band in the Docklands, London

The CS Barn Dance Band, the Docklands, London, 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. the Docklands is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. 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 CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 6295.1

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band in the Docklands, London

The CM Scottish Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, 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. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around the Docklands.

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, the Docklands, London, ref: 6006.1

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band in the Docklands, London

The BK Ceilidh/Covers Band, the Docklands, London, 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. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in the Docklands. 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 KK Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 6194.1

The KK Ceilidh Band in the Docklands, London

The KK Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, 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. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in the Docklands.

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 BK Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4395

The BK Ceilidh Band in the Docklands, London

The BK Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, 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


The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4369

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band in the Docklands, London

The MT Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, 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. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around the Docklands. 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 KF Barn Dance Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4522.1

The KF Barn Dance Band in the Docklands, London

The KF Barn Dance Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4522.1

The KF Barn Dance Band is a group of musicians who provide live barn dance music for special occasions. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in the Docklands. They are a traditional style band which can include accordion, violins, double bass, guitar, recorder and drums. Some instruments are amplified to ensure a good balance of sounds, and their caller wears a lapel mike so that dance instructions can be heard clearly. During the break the band are keen to keep the entertainment live, and would be happy to play a selection of folk tunes and solo i... Read more


The HL Irish Ceilidh Band plus More....., the Docklands, London, ref: 4958.1

The HL Irish Ceilidh Band plus More..... in the Docklands, London

The HL Irish Ceilidh Band plus More....., the Docklands, London, ref: 4958.1

Based on an Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include American Bluegrass and Scottish if desired. The Ceili band have been entertaining people in and around London since the early 90s. They were first heard in the capital's thriving Irish pub circuit in venues such as The Swan at Stockwell, The Fiddlers Elbow and Biddy Mulligans as well as in live performances transmitted on BBC Radio. They now appear more often in larger venues, performing regularly in The National Theatre, The Royal Festival... Read more


The SA Irish Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4130.1

The SA Irish Ceilidh Band in the Docklands, London

The SA Irish Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, 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. the Docklands is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances. 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


The WT Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, ref: 4082.1

The WT Ceilidh Band in the Docklands, London

The WT Ceilidh Band, the Docklands, London, 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. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around the Docklands.

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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Ceilidhs for Weddings in the Docklands

A Ceilidh is excellent for a the Docklands 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 the Docklands 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 the Docklands.)

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

About the Docklands

The history of London's Docklands goes back to Roman times, and is central to the history of London as a major trading centre. The Royal Albert Dock was one of the later additions to Docklands, and was opened in 1880. The Royal Docks closed as a commercial dock in 1981.

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: the Docklands, LondonFolk Solos And Duos: the Docklands, LondonLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: the Docklands, London
American Barn Dance Bands: the Docklands, LondonFunction Bands: the Docklands, LondonParty Bands: the Docklands, London
Barn Dance Bands: the Docklands, LondonHarps: the Docklands, LondonPop_Bands: the Docklands, London
Ceili_And_Barn_Dances: the Docklands, LondonHire Local Live Bands: the Docklands, LondonScottish Ceilidh Bands: the Docklands, London
Classical Duos: the Docklands, LondonIrish Ceilidh Bands: the Docklands, LondonString Quartets: the Docklands, London
Classical Guitarists: the Docklands, LondonJazz Bands: the Docklands, LondonWedding Ceremony Songs: the Docklands, London
Classical Music For Weddings: the Docklands, LondonJazz Duos: the Docklands, LondonWedding Entertainers: the Docklands, London
Classical Pianists: the Docklands, LondonJazz Guitarists: the Docklands, LondonWedding Music Bands: the Docklands, London
Classical Singers: the Docklands, LondonJazz Pianists: the Docklands, LondonWedding Songs: the Docklands, London
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: the Docklands, LondonJazz Quartets: the Docklands, LondonWedding String Quartets: the Docklands, London
Covers Bands: the Docklands, LondonJazz Solos And Duos: the Docklands, LondonWind Ensembles: the Docklands, London
English Barn Dance Bands: the Docklands, LondonJazz Trios: the Docklands, London

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