PTFA barn dance – big fun

A great time  was had by the band and the dancers at the North Frodingham PTFA barn dance with everyone up and dancing parents, children, grannies and grandads a really lovely village Ceilidh – a big thank you to our guest caller Amanda Lowe for calling for us in a red and white dotty fashion 🙂

A really lovely celebration of St Patricks day and not a drop of green Guinness in sight.

Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Great news the Queen is having a party and we’re all invited – to mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. the celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June.
What better way to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee than a right royal yorkshire knees up with the Hessle Ceilidh Band we are already playing on Saturday 2nd June – Jubilee Community Ceilidh, Wistow Village Hall, East Yorkshire but we are trying to play on all 4 days in our own special musical celebration of the Diamond Jubilee – so if you want to organise a community dance, celebration or party just get in touch – we’re mad for it !

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. 

Spring Community Ceilidh

We are having a…

SPRING “St.Patrick’s” Community Ceilidh

 Saturday 20th March 2010

 All Saints Church Hall, Hessle,  Hull

 £5 per adult/£12 family ticket.   No bar – bring own food and drink/booze.   A great ‘knees up’ night out with friends and family, no age restrictions – you just need two working legs!

Proceeds to local community projects.  Please contact us for tickets.