Apple Tree Festival

Charlotte Richardson wrote in The Yorkshire Post – ‘Forget Glastonbury and music worshipping festivals, this weekend an East Yorkshire village will celebrate the English apple in all its forms at a special one-day festival.  Long Riston’s Applefest is now in its third year and while it’s still small scale the popularity of this family-friendly celebration is growing year on year. People from across the East Riding and further afield will descend on Manor Farm later today for the annual celebration of all things apple’.To read the whole article click here  http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rural/farming/a-fruity-celebration-at-applefest-1-6877452 .

Although the weather wasn’t great this year we had a lovely time here are some photos from the day…

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Celebrate with a Ceilidh in East Yorkshire

I’m working on a list of things to Celebrate with the Hessle Ceilidh Band in East Yorkshire

Wedding Anniversaries
Birthday Celebration
Birthdays
Burn’s Night
Charity Fund Raising
Student ball
Midsummer
Midwinter
Halloween
Beltane or May Day
St. Andrew’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day
St Georges Day
St Davids Day
Weddings
Engagements
Christenings
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The Olympics
Harvest festival

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.

Can you think of anything we have missed I wonder? To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk  or ring Pippa on 7891 590111.