Our Hurdy Gurdy player and guitarist Quentin Budworth is headlining at Hull Folk festival

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Our Hurdy Gurdy player and guitarist Quentin Budworth is headlining at Hull Folk festival on saturday night as he says ‘Get yer dancing shoes it’s party time in Hull – Hull’s best kept secret – Celtarabia are headlining on saturday night at Hull Folk Festival here are the details The GMB Main Stage, 10.00pm – 10.45pm, Saturday 16th July 2016. The stage is just outside The Minerva Pub in the marina. This gig is free to the public so bag a bargain!’

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Long Riston Apple Festival – A truly amazing event!

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Long Riston Apple Festival

12 midday onwards there will be apple pressing 2pm William Tell archery, 2pm Morris Dancing Workshop, Cream teas from 3pm, 4pm Childrens Morris dancing stick making, Childrens barn dance 5pm £10 adults, children under 10 free…

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The fantastic and most brilliant Hessle Ceilidh Band is once again setting the Long Riston Apple Festival alight with music and traditional folk dances. There is a Children’s Morris dancing workshop from 2pm with a show in the evening. The stage is already made in the Manor Farm Barn. £10 Adults, children under 10 free, children 10-16 £5 and this includes Hog roast and apple and blackberry crumble…..nothing better in the world to do on 4th october….is there?

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A hog from Buckden’s farm at Rise – where the apples come from too – you cannot get more local than that!! Cooked on the now famous Big Bess – the charcoal roaster…included in the barn dance ticket – Apple and blackberry crumble with cream…£10 adults, children 10-16 £5

Fundraising for Marie Curie cancer care – the village school and St Margaret’s Church…all monies taken on the day go to these charities.

A Reet Yorkshire Ceilidh for Family Celebrations

Here we have a rather lovely set of images from a very special silver wedding celebration in Kirkella. The photos were taken by award winning photographer Rich Dufy-Howard they give an insight into the fun, excitement and energy a Hessle Ceilidh Band performance generates – at the bottom of the post you can read the thank you letter we received after the gig. You can see more of Rich’s work at richarddh.com 

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Dear All in the Hessle Ceilidh Band, Thank you so much for the excellent entertainment you provided for our Silver Wedding celebration. Everyone had such an enjoyable evening. We were very impressed by your musical ability and the calling for the dances was very clear. The dances were a good mix suitable for young and older guests, from being swung round in a basket to a more sedate pat-a-cake polka! Many of our guests commented on how much fun the evening was and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone who wants a lively and entertaining party. Best wishes, Suzanne To book the Hessle Ceilidh Band email hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk or ring Quentin on 07877434739.

Hessle Ceilidh Band Endorsements

Here is what people who book the Hessle Ceilidh Band have to say about the band:

“The array of instruments was fascinating and the music was brilliant…”

“We all had a great night and I have been asked many times where I found such a good ceilidh band.”

“Many thanks for making our Jubilee celebrations so enjoyable it was a fantastic evening of music and dance. Had some great feedback from people all asking “when can we do it again?”

“A super band who came highly recommended and one I will now happily recommend.”

“We have had lots of messages today from our guests to say how much they enjoyed the evening. Everyone is exhausted and taking today to recover!!!”

“Our sincere thanks to the Hessle Ceilidh Band for making our wedding celebrations all the more memorable. They were fantastic, what an amazing sound. They created an truly magical atmosphere…”

“…we would really urge anyone wanting great music and dancing for their special occasion to HIRE THIS BAND!”

“Please pass my thanks on to the band for a cracking night for my birthday. You all contributed greatly to making happy memories with a lovely atmosphere.”

“Just wanted to thank you all for the part you played in making our daughter’s wedding such a special day for us all.”

“The Burn’s Night evening went really well, thank you – I have had multiple texts and phone calls from people saying how much they enjoyed the night and they are looking forward to the next one.”

“Hi Pip
Just a little note to say thank you all so much for last night everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Sorry if there was a lot of waiting around. Thank you for your patience.
Hope you would feel you can play for us again in the future!

Thank you ALL once again!”

CAROL – Event Organiser

Many thanks to the Hessle Ceilidh Band for helping me and my family / friends celebrate my 30th birthday, my sisters 28th birthday and Richard and my engagement in style. The array of instruments was fascinating and the music was brilliant and so easy to dance to. Thanks to the callers energy and clear instructions, everyone was up and dancing every dance – the videos show everyone smiling and laughing and really having fun. There were a few who were worried about ceilidh dancing beforehand but by the end of the first dance all concerns were gone, mainly thanks to the friendly and infectious enthusiasm of the band … and the very helpful demonstrations! We all had a great night and I have been asked many times where I found such a good ceilidh band, so I have been pointing them to your website. Thanks again, and hopefully see you again soon. Alison, Lindsey, Jane, Graham, Richard and Mike from Lockington.

 

Pictured below Brad and Jude having a whale of a time at there wedding Ceilidh

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Photos courtesy of Walker and Walker Photography. To book the Hessle Ceilidh Band ring Quentin on 07877434739. or email hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk