Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull.  We are a four piece band with a dance caller. We play whistle, fiddles, recorders, 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 calls the moves out and guides you through the dances – we are really lucky to work with an exceptional pool of callers who are 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 callers know 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.


The Band are:
Jill – fiddle (band leader)
Liz – whistle, recorder, Highland bagpipes
Pippa – keyboard, whistle, recorder
Quentin – hurdy-gurdy,  border half long bagpipes, guitar, Djembe

Our Callers are:
Phil, Eamon, Amanda, Simon and various band members

If you want a larger band we can invite some amazing guests…

James –  guitar, banjo, bouzouki
Heather & Hannah – flutes
Chill – drums
Alan – drums
Gordon – fiddle, bass guitar

We have public liability insurance and our PA system is fully PAT tested.
For more information contact us.           

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