We played for a wedding celebration ceilidh at Bishop Burton College the function room was fantastic – very large with a stage and plenty of room for tables, chairs and dancing. The surrounding tree lined grounds, countryside views and Victorian walled garden really made the venue a joy to play in – the wedding party were of all ages and soon we had them up and dancing our special guest caller Mark Mawby did a fine job.
The 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 – but not for the faint of heart who don’t like a good old knees up! Look out for our community ceilidhs on the Events Diary page for any public dances.
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.
To contact the band email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Pippa on 7891 590111.