Hessle Ceilidh Band

We have been playing ceilidhs for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, social and corporate events for over 15 years, and have built an outstanding reputation for delivering high-energy entertainment that gets everyone up and dancing. Our caller talks through each dance before we play the music, so even if you have never done ceilidh dancing before, you will soon pick it up.

We have a wide range of traditional and contemporary dances that we can play, from Scottish reels and jigs to Irish folk dances and American square dances. We can tailor our set to suit your event and audience, and we can provide recorded music during breaks.

We take pride in the quality of our musicianship, and our gigs are always lively, fun and memorable. We are fully insured and have our own PA system, suitable for small to medium-sized venues. So why not book The Hessle Ceilidh Band for your next event and let us get your guests up and dancing! Call Quentin on 07877434739 to book your ceilidh today.

Ian’s 60th Birthday Celebration Ceilidh In Bielby Near York

We played an absolutely wonderful 60th Birthday Ceilidh in Bielby neat York – plenty of energetic lively dancing, drink and good cheer – all taking place in a marquee towards the end of October. Here are some photos from the celebrations… We were joined by Heather Wainwright from the incredible Hase Waits as Liz was playing the bagpipes for the firemen of Hull in London. All the photos were taken in low light on the iphone but give a real sense of the occasion.

Without a doubt Ian and his friends danced the liveliest Cumberland Square Eight of the year and on grass too! Hats off and congratulations to all!


So remember if you are planning a wedding. party or good old fashioned Yorkshire knees up ring Quentin on 07877434739. and we can book a date in the diary

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
Burn’s Night
Charity Fund Raising
Student ball
Beltane or May Day
St. Andrew’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day
St Georges Day
St Davids Day
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.