Asthma UK Charity Ceilidh

We had a chartiy ceilidh last weekend to raise money for Matthew Kitchen who is running the London Marathon this year in aid of Asthma UK.  Well it wasn’t strictly Hessle Ceilidh Band as such, as Phill and Emma played as well the fabulous Liam Robinson, Francis Kelly and Tim walker all the way from Lincoln.

Emma did a grand job calling the dances (first time calling) with Reg Stones calling a couple of dances too.  We raised £150 for Asmatha UK and a good time was had by all.

London Marathon support ceilidh

 We are unashamedly advertising this Ceilidh supporting Matthew Kitchen, running the  London Marathon, raising money for Asthma UK.

Come along, have a good knees up and enjoy dancing!!

Saturday 19th March – “Marathon Matt’s”Asthama Uk Community Charity Ceildih
 at Hessle All Saints Church Hall, Hessle, East Yorshire

Contact Emma on – 07828 646671 or Pippa on  07891 590111

Not strictly a Hessle Ceilidh Band Bash (as lots of musicians involved-  the more the merrier!)
but a great cause and  FAB community ceilidh to come to, bring own booze and nibbles!
 see the Facebook event page or contact us for tickets
  £7 a per person or £20 family ticket for 4 – a luscious Pie and Pea supper included!

Busy musicing…

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the fundraising ceilidh we held last month.  We raised £25o for a group visiting the Beamsley Project for disabled people – a good night was had by all!  A BIG thanks to Ann Wilkinson too who helped organise this.

Rob, Angela, Sean, Mark and Heather all helped out filling in spots between dances, which gave us other musicians a break (thanks) and Rob sported a lederhosen to one of Steve’s very authentic and original Bavarian folk dance, “Puffensqeezenlederhosen“, which involves some level of co-ordination of  slapping, clapping and dancing in the style of Basil Fawlty…

A busy few weeks ahead with some band members sitting exams (!), local ceilidhs, some of us going to folk festivals and local events playing for local morris dance sides and pipe band events.  All seriously good fun.

Next community ceilidh to be on or around October 16th for Big National Ceilidh an event supporting WaterAid – please do come and support – details to follow. 

September at Castle Howard

Here of some photos (of us on a break between sets) of the lovely day out we all had at Castle Howard’s “Wild About Wood” day run by the Arboretum Trust, Kew. 

The weather couldn’t have been better and the turn out was fine.  If you haven’t been to Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, it’s a spectacular place to visit.   We had a few extra musicians – which was an added bonus as it made the music more varied and the day more brilliant!!

Castle Howard Sept 09

On a break

Charity Ceilidh for the Beamsley Project

Some of us played for a ceilidh last Friday 27th March, at All Saints Hall in Hessle, raising money for a group visiting the Beamsley Project for disabled people.

There were over 100 people there dancing with callers Steve Haswell and Rob Nicklas, respectively on melodion and guitar/vocals and with Angela on flute playing along with Rob’s vocals. 

The stage was full of musicians too – so thanks to Heather, Hannah, Angela, Rob, Steve, Gordon, Jill and Colin for making a good sound (and thanks to Rob also for the PA).

 The night raised £350. 

A big thank you to all that came, enjoyed and contributed and especially to Anne Wilkinson who organsied it all!

Big National Ceilidh last night for WaterAid

A massive thank you to all that came to the ceilidh and merrily danced the night away supporting the charity WaterAid as part of the Big National Ceilidh day event.  We all had a fab time and really enjoyed the night!

We had 134 (give or take 1 or 2) people dancing at 10pm to the Circassian Circle dance and the night raised £670 for WaterAid!!!  Here are a few photos of the night…



Saturday 18th October – BIG NATIONAL CEILIDH DAY


This is unashamed advertising for our fund raising community charity ceilidh at

Hessle Town Hall, near Hull on Saturday 18th October 
as part of the Big National Ceilidh Day raising money for Water Aid

It’s for a very worthwhile cause! Please use the ‘Contact us‘ page for tickets
Tickets £5 each, no bar so bring your own drinks/booze (cups) and nibbles
Everyone welcome!

Big National Ceilidh Day – Water Aid

On Saturday 18th October 2008 there is a Big National Ceilidh Day to raise funds for Water Aid.  We are having a ceilidh at Hessle Town Hall to raise funds.  

At 10.00pm all bands across the UK will be playing the same tune, Jamie Allen, and as many people as possible dancing the Circassian Circle.  Here are some sobering figures from the Big National Ceilidh Day’s website:

1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one sixth of the world’s population.

2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation. This is roughly two fifths of the world’s population.

1.8 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 5000 deaths a day.