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.

International Day at a local high school

St Mary’s High School in Hull had an International Week last term with music, food and culture from all over the world.

We went in with some friends and played some English and Irish music.  Liz got the highland pipes out to add a Scottish flavour to the performance.  Quite something to hear – and very loud in a school hall!

International day Liz Bagpiping

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!

Whitby Folk Festival – Aug 21st 2008

Some of us Hull and North Lincs lot did Whitby Folk Festival sessions on Thursday. We got there at about 10.30am and settled down at a cafe at the end of the north cliff area in the town, drank lots of tea, ate some sausage, eggs and beans brunch then played on our instruments.


Made John Kirkpatrick‘s session in the Middle Earth Pub early afternoon and the 422 session later in the day at the same pub.  Both sessions were different and both great. The pub was full but that didn’t detract from the session – then that’s easy for me to say as I had a seat!

Some of us Hull lot off to Shrewsbury Folk Festival now as I blog – and no doubt will have a good time there.