Wedding Ceilidh at Cave Castle

Planning a wedding Ceilidh or barn dance at Cave Castle, South Cave, East Yorkshire?

The Hessle Ceilidh band is the perfect alternative to a party band or DJ at Cave Castle. They make for a fantastic party as it is a great way to get families and friends to mix and meet, and importantly all age groups love to get involved. The faster dances provide quite an energetic work out whilst more relaxed romantic songs provide plenty of scope for slow dances (and a bit of a breather!)

Ceilidh’s at Cave Castle are ideal for all social events including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties. They are particularly good ice breakers at weddings where people may be meeting for the first time. Ceilidh dancing can involve large or small groups of people and it is easy to pick up, experience is not required. The dances are pattern dances and may be done in lines, squares or circles. Many are progressive which means that couples change partners regularly during the dance.

The Hessle Ceilidh Band are East Yorkshires busiest professional Ceilidh band and have played at Cave Castle on several occasions. They can help you make your special day at Cave Castle a memorable and joyful occasion. For further information call Quentin on 07877434739 or email:


Braveheart re-enactment at Cave Castle

We did a ceilidh at Cave Castle on a Wednesday night.  It was Hull University’s Drama Department’s end of year do to see the final year students off.  They had a “Grafter’s” award ceremony, which finished just after 10pm then we were due to play… only then, tradition has it, that all the men go to the lake in the grounds of Cave Castle for a cigar.  So off they toddled leaving us with a load of women on the dance floor with no male partners to dance with.

After 20 minutes (now after 10.30pm) we decided for drastic action.  Liz got her pipes out and  I, armed with darabouka and tambourine, went to pipe the boys back up to the dance floor.

This all worked very well.  Got to the 70ish lads near the lake, Liz started piping and we started drumming and sure enough they started to follow.  About half way up the hill to the castle we realised no one was following us.  We looked back, only to see two lines of men ready to charge at each other…  then followed the Braveheart re-enactment.

A great roar ensued and the two battle lines ran at each other, Liz kept piping and we kept drumming and the two sides clashed.  After skirmishing for a few minutes they dusted their tux’s down and proceeded to be piped up to the castle and on to the dance floor.  What a laugh!