Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five piece band including a dance caller. We play whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy and various percussion. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – but not for the faint of heart who don’t like a good old knees up!
Whatever the event, be it a Ceilidh or Barn Dance we have a vast amount of music that will create the right feel good factor for your event ranging from Scottish, Irish, European, Medieval and the traditional music of England.
But the band is only half the story – the other half is the caller – the person who shouts the moves out and guides you through the dances – we are really lucky to work with an exceptional caller who is full of energy and can get people up and enjoying themselves in no time – the dances are fantastic and really help to build a party atmosphere.
Our caller knows loads of amazing dances that are really great fun – has also been known to throw in the occasional story and exceptionally funny jokes to give the dancers time to rest and catch their breath.
Olly – caller, melodeon
Jill – fiddle (band leader)
Liz – whistle, recorder, Highland bagpipes
Pippa – keyboard, whistle, recorder
Quentin – hurdy-gurdy, border half long bagpipes, guitar, Djembe
If you want a larger band we can invite some amazing guests…
Martin – djembe, darabouka, snare drum
Gordon – fiddle, bass guitar
Heather & Hannah – flutes
James – guitar, banjo, bouzuki.
We have public liability insurance and our PA system is fully PAT tested.
For more information contact us.