Vintage Wedding Ceilidh at Lazaat

 

 

We played a delightful wedding last saturday in The Pavilion at Lazaat which sits proudly in extensive grounds, set in two acres of landscaped gardens with its own private entrance. It is ideal for between 70 and 180 guests for a Wedding Breakfast and up to 250 guests for an evening reception.

 

The spacious venue is also complete with its own reception area, private bar and lavatories. The Pavilion ceiling has been recently renovated with fabulous ivory drapes boasting three exquisite chandeliers which will compliment any colour palette you may have for your Wedding.

the venue has a great space for dancing and is a feast for the eyes – the staff are excellent and friendly – well worth checking out as a wedding venue.

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A Reet Yorkshire Ceilidh for Family Celebrations

Here we have a rather lovely set of images from a very special silver wedding celebration in Kirkella. The photos were taken by award winning photographer Rich Dufy-Howard they give an insight into the fun, excitement and energy a Hessle Ceilidh Band performance generates – at the bottom of the post you can read the thank you letter we received after the gig. You can see more of Rich’s work at richarddh.com 

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Dear All in the Hessle Ceilidh Band, Thank you so much for the excellent entertainment you provided for our Silver Wedding celebration. Everyone had such an enjoyable evening. We were very impressed by your musical ability and the calling for the dances was very clear. The dances were a good mix suitable for young and older guests, from being swung round in a basket to a more sedate pat-a-cake polka! Many of our guests commented on how much fun the evening was and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone who wants a lively and entertaining party. Best wishes, Suzanne To book the Hessle Ceilidh Band email hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Is it a ceili or ceilidh?

At last nights silver wedding celebrations in Kirkella village hall we were asked – is it a ceili or ceilidh?

 It’s both, but it depends which country you are in, or rather which Gaelic you are speaking. My Irish dictionary has it as Ceili.

It’s Ceili in Ireland (or with Irish people) or a Ceilidh with whisky if you are in Scotland (or with Scottish people)!

To be frank either spelling is good! What it means is a great time with lots of dancing and fun  Anyway here are acouple of images from last nights Ceili or Ceilidh

Ceilidh Night

 

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Hessle Ceilidh Band Endorsements

Here is what people who book the Hessle Ceilidh Band have to say about the band:

“The array of instruments was fascinating and the music was brilliant…”

“We all had a great night and I have been asked many times where I found such a good ceilidh band.”

“Many thanks for making our Jubilee celebrations so enjoyable it was a fantastic evening of music and dance. Had some great feedback from people all asking “when can we do it again?”

“A super band who came highly recommended and one I will now happily recommend.”

“We have had lots of messages today from our guests to say how much they enjoyed the evening. Everyone is exhausted and taking today to recover!!!”

“Our sincere thanks to the Hessle Ceilidh Band for making our wedding celebrations all the more memorable. They were fantastic, what an amazing sound. They created an truly magical atmosphere…”

“…we would really urge anyone wanting great music and dancing for their special occasion to HIRE THIS BAND!”

“Please pass my thanks on to the band for a cracking night for my birthday. You all contributed greatly to making happy memories with a lovely atmosphere.”

“Just wanted to thank you all for the part you played in making our daughter’s wedding such a special day for us all.”

“The Burn’s Night evening went really well, thank you – I have had multiple texts and phone calls from people saying how much they enjoyed the night and they are looking forward to the next one.”

“Hi Pip
Just a little note to say thank you all so much for last night everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Sorry if there was a lot of waiting around. Thank you for your patience.
Hope you would feel you can play for us again in the future!

Thank you ALL once again!”

CAROL – Event Organiser

Many thanks to the Hessle Ceilidh Band for helping me and my family / friends celebrate my 30th birthday, my sisters 28th birthday and Richard and my engagement in style. The array of instruments was fascinating and the music was brilliant and so easy to dance to. Thanks to the callers energy and clear instructions, everyone was up and dancing every dance – the videos show everyone smiling and laughing and really having fun. There were a few who were worried about ceilidh dancing beforehand but by the end of the first dance all concerns were gone, mainly thanks to the friendly and infectious enthusiasm of the band … and the very helpful demonstrations! We all had a great night and I have been asked many times where I found such a good ceilidh band, so I have been pointing them to your website. Thanks again, and hopefully see you again soon. Alison, Lindsey, Jane, Graham, Richard and Mike from Lockington.

 

Pictured below Brad and Jude having a whale of a time at there wedding Ceilidh

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Photos courtesy of Walker and Walker Photography. To book the Hessle Ceilidh Band ring Quentin on 07877434739. or email hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk

A perfect Yorkshire wedding ceilidh

They say a picture paints a thousand words these images fro Ben and Lynn Walker – of Walker & Walker Photography certainly capture the spirit of a wedding ceilidh.

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To read the full blog post and see all the images from the wedding visit http://www.walkerandwalkerphoto.com/2014/06/13/brad-and-judes-wedding-in-yorkshire/ .

Here what Ben and Lynn had to say about The Hessle Ceilidh Band ‘After the wedding breakfast, the cherry on the cake, which was crazy good was the ceilidh band. Folk music, country dancing and merriment with almost everyone joining in. Truly amazing to watch.’

So remember if you are planning a wedding. party or good old fashioned Yorkshire knees up get in touch on 07877434739 and we can book a date in the diary – if you feel inclined share this post and spread the word! Or visit hessleceilidhband.com for more information.

Tuesday Night’s Ceilidh

A little taste of some of the fun from tuesday nights Ceilidh – held at Langlands Nurseries near Market Weighton it was The Rotary Club of Weighton Wold’s inaugural charter night . Decoration and displays abounded… IMG_1200 There were coffees and teas served from the back of a morris minor…. IMG_1201We were serenaded by a roland midi accordian…   IMG_1202Had a delicious starter… IMG_1203and played for dancing till the wee small hours!   photo 1 This is what the organise had to say after the gig…….. “Hi Quentin Just a little note to say thank you all so much for last night everyone really enjoyed themselves. Sorry if there was a lot of waiting around. Thank you for your patience. Hope you would feel you can play for us again in the future! Thank you ALL once again!” Carol  To book the Hessle Ceilidh Band ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Sshhhhhhh………..A secret gig!

Ssssshhhh ………..Listen carefully I will say this only once – you are to arrive at 9pm we will give you the secret code number to get in – hide behind the curtains and whilst our guests visit the bar set up your PA and soundcheck in 10 minutes. It is a surprise present for one of our fellow officers at The Wenlock Barracks. Right ho we said and got on with the job…….

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Let the fun beging………great dancing from the Wenlock Army Barracks crew!

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Organising a Successful Ceilidh or Barn Dance

The origins of the barn dance goes back hundreds of years, it is part of our culture, and has remained popular with all kinds of people today. They continue to be an effective community building activity that is lots of fun.

Barn Dances are social dances. Designed to let everyone enjoy themselves. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary to join in and have fun. They appeal to all ages and are one of the few activities that an entire community can do and enjoy together. Here are some examples of the barn dances we have performed for:-

Weddings, village festivals, school parent teacher associations (PTAs), funerals, birthdays (from 5 – 95 years), wedding anniversaries, office christmas parties, Burn’s nights, St. George’s Nights, New Years Eve, Jubilee parties, fundraising, conference social evenings, homecomings, farewells, end of term parties, tea dances, Fun days, summer fetes, harvest festivals, VE day anniversaries, reunions, sports clubs, golf club dinners, ladies nights, Officers mess nights, christenings, family gatherings, holiday camps, pubs, twinning events and much more.

If you are organising a barn dance for the first time, here is a simple checklist. To help make sure you’ve thought of everything…

The Barn Dance Checklist

Step 1 – Know your audience

 

How many are realistically going to come?
What age range?
What time of the week suits your audience best?
How long an event? Usually 7.30 – 11pm or 8 – 11.30pm
If it is for a wedding, remember people may have had a very long day, don’t over estimate how much energy they will have left for dancing.

Step 2 – Find a Venue

Is it the right size?Ask about fire limits
Is there sufficient parking?
How much will is cost?
What dates are available?
Does it have an entertainments licence? If you are selling tickets to the general public
Power supply?
Lighting? Do you need to provide extra lighting for the audience and band?
Is the floor suitable?Carpets and carpet tiles are dangerous for dancing, so too are very slippery floors.
If the venue is a marquee the ground must be flat and even. Most marquee suppliers will provide a dance floor – this must be properly fixed.
Some provide large hessian mats – these must be stapled down to prevent tripping.

Step 3 Book a band and caller

Call: 0789190111 and ask for Pippa.
E-mail: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk

Tell us when, where, how many are expected, and what the occasion is.
We will recommend the most appropriate band and caller, and give you a price.
Check if the band knows the venue, if not, describe the venue.
Sound – Some venues have difficult acoustics (large rooms, bare walls, high ceilings, marquees), the band may have to provide additional P.A.
Lighting – Some venues (barns, marquees, etc.) have no lighting. Check if the band will need to bring their own lighting.

Step 4 – Tickets & Advertising

How much are the tickets?
For a successful barn dance – sell the tickets early!
Don’t rely on sales at the door.
Make it easy for people to buy tickets.
If you have a committee, allocate 10 to each member and tell them to sell them all.
Ask people personally to buy tickets
Even if the audience does not have to pay, tickets are still useful. Holding a ticket is an incentive to come, especially if it turns out to be a wet and rainy night. It also lets you know how many are coming.
Advertise widely.

Step 5 – Arrange Refreshment

 

Drinks:
Outside bar, DIY Bar or Bring your own?
Do you need a licence?
Food?
Some dances have no food refreshments, but most have something.
It is best to have someone to co-ordinate the food (be sure they are aware of food safety practices).
Popular options include:
Ploughman’s platter prepared on-site
Fish & Chips (delivered)
Buffet nibbles
Don’t forget to count the band into your numbers for food, they will probably leave home early to get to you and set up. They will be starving by 9pm.

Step 6 – 1 Week before

 

Ring around to check all arrangements are on track:
Hall,
Refreshments,
Band & Caller.
Raffle – this a good money earner. Get someone to organise raffle prizes and selling tickets on the night.

Step 7 – On the Day

 

Ensure the heating is switched on early (in the winter).
Ensure you have the money ready to pay the band and caller. They usually prefer to be paid in cash on the night.
Prepare the hall. Chairs around the edge of the hall are usually the best plan.
Avoid too many tables. Some people who have not been to a barn dance before may just sit at a table all evening drinking. If there are no tables there is all the more encouragement to dance (people put their drinks under the chairs).
Make sure someone is able to be there to let the band in to set up (they will arrive about 40 mins before the start time).
Organise a rota to collect tickets at the start of the evening.
Discuss with the caller the timings – food, raffle, speeches, presentations, etc.
Arrange the lighting with the caller. Barn Dances require more light than for discos or other kinds of dance.

Step 8  – The Barn Dance

 

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Enjoy the evening.
The caller will m.c. the evening and make sure it all runs smoothly.
Get up promptly for every dance
Have a rest halfway through. Even if there is no food the band usually needs a break halfway through for 15-20 minutes.
Don’t forget to make a public ‘thank you’ for all the people who have helped put the show together (selling tickets, raffle, food, bar, door, etc).

 

Barn Dance? Ceilidh? – What’s the difference?

Essentially there is no difference, both are informal social gatherings involving traditional music, country dance, and sometimes song. Ceilidh is the Gaelic word, whilst the term Barn Dance came US from the tradition of holding a social dance after the community has helped construct a barn.

Country dance is the generic term for the traditional dances of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and USA.

Every dance is different.

If you have special requirements, or have any queries about the checklist,

just ring Quentin on 07877434739.

or e-mail hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk

Wedding Ceilidh at The Endsleigh Centre

I managed to grab this shot of a fabulous moment during a wedding Ceilidh at the Endsleigh Center in Hull – the little girl in the foreground is absolutely transfixed by the dancers – we played some special tunes for the many under 5’s at this event – which was really good fun – Oli’s version of ‘The Wheels on The Bus’ was ace!

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Jude and Brad’s Wedding at The Bell Hotel, Driffield

We had a fantastic time playing for Jude and Brad at their wedding at The Bell Hotel in Driffield – amazing dancers from Australia, Scotland and England made for an exciting night with possibly the fastest strip the willow we have ever seen! Our fingers and the dancer’s feet were a blur.

Here is a picture of Jude and Brad’s first waltz….

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Jude and Brad cutting the cake viewed from the bandstand.

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Barn dancing the night away:

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If you want a good old Yorkshire knees-up, Hessle Ceilidh Band are the go-to musicians!

Toe-tapping tunes to liven up any event!

Hessle ceilidh band journal article

This is a transcript of the article pictured above by Debbie Hall which featured in the Journal recently:

There is no sitting on the sidelines when Hessle Ceilidh Band strike up. The toe-tapping tunes have folk on their feet in seconds, with the feel-good strains of a fiddle or merry notes of a melodeon urging them on in a joyful selection of dances. “Our gigs are vibrant and fun –not for the faint of heart,” said Quentin Budworth, whose instrument of choice is the hurdy-gurdy. He also plays pipes, guitar and cajon (a type of drum).

When The Hessle Ceilidh  Band strike up. The toe-tapping tunes have folk on their feet in seconds, with the feel-good strains of a fiddle or merry notes of a  them on in a joyful selection of dances.“Our gigs are vibrant and fun –not for the faint of heart,” said Quentin Budworth,  of choice is the hurdy-gurdy. He also plays pipes, guitar and cajon (a type of drum). Hessle Ceilidh Band are all about dazzling music, created by top-class musicians playing an unusual array of musical and percussion instruments. “Some of the instruments are quite old, but most have pick-ups in them so they can be amplified,” said Quentin. “We are all multi-instrumentalists, so we might be playing the highland pipes (they are great for the Gay Gordons) or the penny whistle, only they don’t cost a penny now –a pretty penny would be a better title.” The other members of the band, Pippa King (keyboard, whistle/recorder), Jill Fisher (fiddle) and Liz Wainwright (whistle/recorder, bagpipes) invariably turn their hand to any of the instrument-playing that’s required of the occasion, while dance caller Oli Norman prompts all the moves by the participants in the dances. He shouts each move and guides everyone through, with an occasional story or a funny joke to relate while the dancers have a rest and catch their breath.

The talented musicians also write their own tunes – “some of them are real crackers”, according to Quentin –as well as playing a host of established folk melodies. With sounds ranging from Scottish to Irish to European, with some medieval and traditional music of England thrown into the mix, Hessle Ceilidh Band like to think they can create the feel-good factor for any party.

“Whatever the event, be it a ceilidh or barn dance, we have a vast amount of music that will create the right atmosphere,”said Quentin, who lives in Bridlington. Describing himself as “a creative”, ‘We kind of know where we are going with the music as it begins to unfold’ Quentin, who is also a photographer, filmmaker and artist, said: “With a ceilidh, there is an element of upholding tradition about it. There is so much energy to it and it’s great fun for everyone who takes part. “Unlike a concert, where there is a set programme, we kind of know where we are going with the music as it unfolds, particularly with the dances we have been playing for a reasonable length of time. “We can fully explore the tunes and play around with the music and the rhythms.” Quentin said: “Most of the music we play is traditional, including some famous tunes, but we also play some rather obscure English tunes, some French tunes and even a Bavarian hand-clapping dance. “Everyone can take part as the dances are very straightforward with lots of repeated moves.”

Hessle Ceilidh Band first sprang into life around a former member’s kitchen table. “It was about 2008 and we were a group of folk musicians who met socially to play. It was suggested that we form a band. “We started to do some small charity functions for Water Aid, things like that. The response from the audiences was so great, we began to be asked to play at other events.”

These days, Hessle Ceilidh Band are kept busy most weekends, entertaining at weddings, parties and charitable events. “We are regular players at a fantastic event in October, the Apple Cider Festival, at Long Riston. Here, apples are pressed, juices are drunk, hogs are roasted and ceilidh dancing takes place in a medieval barn. “Last year, the event raised more than £3,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.” Quentin said: “The band are staunch upholders of folk arts and traditions, such as wassailing and morris dancing.”

The musicians organise a monthly Hull community ceilidh, billed as a “great night out and a fantastic Yo rkshire knees-up”. The event is for any age group or ability, those completely new to dancing or those already familiar with social dancing. It is no problem if you do not have a dancing partner, as everyone can join in and enjoy the dances. “We enjoy these nights,” said Quentin, “because it is putting something back into Hull. “The community ceilidhs started last September and they are getting a good response.” Quentin said: “One of the loveliest things for us is where you get a whole family together, kids and adults, all joining in. There is a real joy and a timelessness to it.”

To book the band ring Quentin on 07877434739, email hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk .

Charity Tyas Foundation Barn Dance, Tickton

A fantastic time was had by all at the Charity Fund Raising  Tyas Foundation Barn Dance, Tickton. Lots of dancing and pie and peas made for a super event. Which made a lot of money for the Tyas Foundation an East Riding based charity. The Tyas foundation raises money for young people in the East Riding and there were alot of youn people there so the dancing was lively with some interesting variations – notably some robotic dance moves during the German Wuffen Puffen Dance – Vor Sprung Durch Technic indeed!

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Tyas Foundation Charity Fundraising Barn Dance

A Barn dance with Hessle Ceilidh band
to raise money for:

‘Changing young lives locally’.

sunday 25th may 2014
7.30pm
tickton village hall, main street
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£10 a ticket includes Pie and Peas.
The Tyas Foundation is a new local children’s charity that aims to support the lives of vulnerable children in our area.
To book tickets call 07751220401 or email info@tyasfoundation.co.uk

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Community Ceilidh Cherry Burton

The Hessle Ceilidh Band are bringing their amazing Community Ceilidh to Cherry Burton village hall on friday the 30th of May. For full details click on the image and remember if you are planning a wedding. party or good old fashioned Yorkshire knees up get in touch on 07891 590111 and we can book a date in the diary – if you feel inclined share this post and spread the word! hessleceilidhband.com

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Hull Barn Dance Band

Planning a celebration Barn Dance in Hull or the East Riding why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

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Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your special event:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Hull Community Ceilidhs

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The Hessle Ceilidh Band will present The first ‘Hull Community Ceilidh’ , taking place at Endsleigh Center, 481 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LJ on Friday 29-11-13 , Event runs 7-30 to 10-30 and is open to dancers of all ages and abilities

The event features music from The Hessle Ceilidh Band who are a popular dance band based in the East Riding of Yorkshire. They are a five piece band including a dance caller, they play whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and shawms. Their Ceilidhs are vibrant and fun in fact a right good Yorkshire knees up!
Tickets are available on the door priced at £7 each or £12 couple/family ticket.

To reserve tickets or for further information Ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Hessle Ceildh band leader Jill Fisher said:

‘ For us, it doesn’t matter if you are familiar with ceilidh (or folk or other social) dancing or if you’ve never danced before or you don’t have a partner, we would love you just to come and enjoy our dances. This is dancing for fun and good company.

Our ceilidhs are open to all, including families, experienced, inexperienced, young and old alike – we let under-16s in for free if accompanied by an adult – even just listeners to the live music are welcome.’

Hessle Ceilidh Band Review

Many thanks Quentin and all the band members for making our Jubilee celebrations so enjoyable it was a fantastic evening of music and dance. Had some great feedback from people all asking “when can we do it again” A super band who came highly recommended and one I will now happily recommend. Anyone wanting something a little different then have a barn dance its a great way of meeting and bringing people together everyone becomes a family for the night.

Many thanks to you all, will certainly be intouch to book you all again.

Alicia
Friend of Cottingham Pavilion and playing fields

 

Barn Dance Band In Hull

Looking for a Barn Dance  Band in Hull or the East Riding why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your special event:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Wedding Fair Hull Entertainment | Wedding Fayre Hull Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Wedding Fayre Beverley Entertainment | Wedding Fair Beverley Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Why choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Mid Summers Dance into the Night Beverley Westwood

News of a very special Summer Solstice Celebration on Beverley Westwood

Thursday, June 21, 2012 7.00 -10.00 pm

Rackaback & Friends, Makara Morris, Raving Maes, Green Ginger Morris & Beverley Garland.

Park near the Black Mill on Beverley Westwood then retiring to the Tiger Inn in Beverley for the mother of all music sessions  http://tiger-inn-beverley.co.uk/index.html

 

See you there !

 

A great ceilidh wedding band for East Yorkshire

Looking for a ceilidh band for your wedding – why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your wedding:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Yorkshire Ceilidh Band

Planning a celebration ceilidh in Yorkshire why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your special event:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Hull Barn Dance Band

Planning a celebration Barn Dance in Hull or the East Riding why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your special event:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

East Yorkshire Ceilidh Band For Hire with great live music – a great Yorkshire knees up is guaranteed!

Planning a celebration ceilidh in Hull or the East Riding why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your special event:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Hull Ceilidh Band For Hire with great live music – a great Yorkshire knees up is guaranteed!

Planning a celebration ceilidh in Hull or the East Riding why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your special event:

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Beverley Wedding Event Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Hull Wedding Event Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Here are some great reasons why you should choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Beverley Wedding Fayre Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Why choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Hull Wedding Fayre Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Why choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Hull Wedding Fair Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Why choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

Beverley Wedding Fair Entertainment

Planning a wedding celebration why not book the Hessle Ceilidh Band?

Why choose a Ceilidh for your wedding?

– Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all age groups. The nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create you can relax knowing that the we can provide  provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a five to ten piece band including a dance caller. We have whistle, fiddles, recorders, melodeon, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, various percussion and sometimes shawm. Our gigs are vibrant and fun – for people who  like a good old Yorkshire 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Pippa on 07891 590111.

May Day On Beverley Westwood At Sunrise

One of the most unusual events of the year is the pre-dawn meet of Morris dancers, Penny Farthing cyclists and assorted pagans and eccentrics on the Beverley Westwood to dance up the sun on Beltane Morning this fabulous photograph by Geirran Jameson of Rackaback Morris captures the atmosphere wonderfully.

The event is hosted by Green Ginger Morris and to attend you need to be at the Westwood before Dawn on the first of May.

The Auricula Suite Gig

A special concert featuring Hessle Ceilidh Band’s Quentin Budworth on hurdy gurdy and occasional guest caller Amanda Lowe premiered the other night featuring ongs telling folk tales of a journey to a new land, of love and loss, and a new beginning. Inspired by the small Alpine Primula Auricula and its 16th century journey to England with the Huguenot refugees. Here is the review.

Suite success as bizarre combination brings growls of approval

Google Swanland Village Hall and some links would send you to Willerby, and while that’s hardly the other side of the world the hassle of unexpectedly having to get from one place to the other might put you ever so slightly in the right mindset to hear the story related by The Auricula Suite.

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It’s a tale, told with music and a bit of spoken word, of how the Huguenots fled religious persecution in mainland Europe and came to the UK. Granted, some of them travelled thousands of miles, over land and sea, in the days when it was even less comfortable to get around than on Northern Rail today.

The Theatre, the Stage and Lou But at least they were able to take their time, whereas anyone making the mistake of going to Willerby would have been up against the clock to get across the bypass in time for the start of the show..
Especially as the show started early; a sign of its success.
Appropriately enough for a “bring-your-own-picnic” gig there were more than 120 people squeezed in like the sausage rolls in supermarket packaging being enjoyed by the folk on a table near me, but thankfully not like sardines in a tin, because it was far too warm and intimate for that sort of cuisine.
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“Unusual” would be one word, but it’s probably not strong enough to describe the variety of sights and sounds in and around the lovingly-restored venue.
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The black duck-goose-swan-like creations that hopped out of the adjacent pond and patrolled the car park are unusual. The hurdy gurdy and hammer dulcimer on the makeshift stage are seldom seen and heard. And you don’t often witness women of a certain seniority sporting tattoos and knocking back Stella in a bottle. Not in Swanland anyway.
So “bizarre” is the word we’re looking for to capture the whole combination, as admitted by Lou Duffy-Howard as she introduced the show which she created with flower-fancying husband Rich.
And when Rich spoke about sitting at home with friends, smelling the Primula auricula flowers and discussing the scent, he did so with the passion of Oz Clarke sticking his nose into a decent red wine or of Michael Jackson (no, not that one) sniffing a selection of finest malt whisky.
Songs about flowers then, and there have been a few. Tulips From Amsterdam, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, English Rose, Ramblin’ Rose, Build Me Up Buttercup.
We could go on, but what Rich did was research the history of his flowers to make the connection to the Huguenots and to the history of their journey to provide the inspiration for Lou’s compositions. So these songs are about love and loss; the experiences of companions and lovers separated forever by the exodus which followed religious persecution.
Thoughtfully, the lyrics and stories behind each song were posted on display boards at one side of the stage. At the other were Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon Nurseries, internationally-renowned Primula auricula specialists based near Ripon, with a display of their blooms in traditional auricula theatre style.
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Amanda Lowe and Quentin Budworth, Auricula Première, Swanland Village Hall In the middle of the set was an interlude, during which Amanda Lowe and Quentin Budworth lifted some of the mystery surrounding their instruments, a sort of medieval masterclass. .
Amanda admitted she didn’t know what a hammer dulcimer was when she first came across one in the United States about 30 years ago. Which is comforting because I didn’t know what one was either. Lou and Rich mentioned the instrument when we started promoting the gig a couple of months ago and, after nodding unconvincingly I went home, Googled hammer dulcimer and found out it’s a hall at Willerby. But really it’s a board with a load of strings that Amanda taps expertly with small hammers to create some very pleasant sounds.
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The physical commitment required to get the right noises out of a hurdy gurdy would appear to be on a par with the effort exerted by some drummers. And sure enough Quentin confirmed afterwards that his right shoulder has just about had it from years of turning the handle on the instrument. It’s not the sort of thing you can easily even-out by alternating between left and right -handed.
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As instruments which date back to the Middle Ages the hammer dulcimer and hurdy gurdy are in the right era for Lou’s stories. As Loudhailer, Lou and Rich often perform the songs using only their guitars, but Amanda and Quentin add real depth and the result is an often enthralling balance of sounds from the various instruments.
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The style takes a bit of getting used to, and there would have been very few connoisseurs in an audience that ranged from probable JLS fans sitting on parents’ knees right up to a few folk who are a bit more Vera Lynn.
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But the strength of the songs is such that it’s easy to imagine them being performed by other bands with more modern instruments. Amanda and Quentin both demonstrated that the hammer dulcimer and hurdy gurdy can rock, and there will be plenty of 1970s-influenced combos who would fancy incorporating these tales of epic voyages, lost loved ones and sweet-smelling blooms into a medievally-fuelled set if they haven’t done so already.
In my favourite, My Ancestors Were French, the spoken word of Lou Duffy-Howard sounded at times uncannily like Lou Reed.
The initial bemused looks across the fold-away tables and picnic plates made way for smiles and nods of appreciation and even a bit of foot-tapping and knee-slapping. By the time of the grand finale any barriers were long gone and Amanda and Quentin had the audience eating out of their hands. And doing bear impressions.
 Apparently it was the first complete sell-out at Swanland Village Hall, and that was great news for the Matthew Good Foundation which was set up in memory of the former joint managing director of Hull-based John Good & Sons, specialists in international freight management and logistics. Matthew, who was 32, died last summer while running the Humber Half Marathon for charity. The charity helps to fund research and education surrounding sport-induced heat stroke and you can find it here: http://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org
Phil Ascough
6 May 2012
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Phil Ascough is a writer and media/PR consultant who specialises in general business, sport and music. He has worked in the media for more than 30 years and has recently published two books with Bloomsbury, Kissing The Badge – about 20 years of the Premier League – and The Armchair Olympian – about the Olympic Games.

The Auricula Suite Concert is now available for bookings.

Enquiries – contact: loudhailer@duffyhoward.karoo.co.uk

Amanda Lowe and Quentin Budworth http://celtarabia.com/ Contact: quentinbudworth@btinternet.com Robin and Annabel Graham Drointon Nurseries  Contact: info@auricula-plants.co.uk