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.

Sshhhhhhh………..A secret gig!

Ssssshhhh ………..Listen carefully I will say this only once – you are to arrive at 9pm we will give you the secret code number to get in – hide behind the curtains and whilst our guests visit the bar set up your PA and soundcheck in 10 minutes. It is a surprise present for one of our fellow officers at The Wenlock Barracks. Right ho we said and got on with the job…….


Let the fun beging………great dancing from the Wenlock Army Barracks crew!


Village Hall Ceilidhs In East Yorkshire

Village Halls are fantastic venues for Ceilidhs a great family or community celebration – We have played in villages across the east riding for weddings, retirement parties, birthday parties, church groups and schools.

A Ceilidh is a great way to celebrate a special occasion – it brings people together and are a great way to make a wedding, birthday, anniversary or retirement party a memorable and fun event – we can compere the event and even play special tunes like ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Here Comes the Bride’ and ‘For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow’.

Why choose a Ceilidh? – 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.

To contact the band email: hessleceilidhband@yahoo.co.uk  or ring Pippa on 7891 590111.

Spring Community Ceilidh

We are having a…

SPRING “St.Patrick’s” Community Ceilidh

 Saturday 20th March 2010

 All Saints Church Hall, Hessle,  Hull

 £5 per adult/£12 family ticket.   No bar – bring own food and drink/booze.   A great ‘knees up’ night out with friends and family, no age restrictions – you just need two working legs!

Proceeds to local community projects.  Please contact us for tickets.

September at Castle Howard

Here of some photos (of us on a break between sets) of the lovely day out we all had at Castle Howard’s “Wild About Wood” day run by the Arboretum Trust, Kew. 

The weather couldn’t have been better and the turn out was fine.  If you haven’t been to Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, it’s a spectacular place to visit.   We had a few extra musicians – which was an added bonus as it made the music more varied and the day more brilliant!!

Castle Howard Sept 09

On a break

Charity Ceilidh for the Beamsley Project

Some of us played for a ceilidh last Friday 27th March, at All Saints Hall in Hessle, raising money for a group visiting the Beamsley Project for disabled people.

There were over 100 people there dancing with callers Steve Haswell and Rob Nicklas, respectively on melodion and guitar/vocals and with Angela on flute playing along with Rob’s vocals. 

The stage was full of musicians too – so thanks to Heather, Hannah, Angela, Rob, Steve, Gordon, Jill and Colin for making a good sound (and thanks to Rob also for the PA).

 The night raised £350. 

A big thank you to all that came, enjoyed and contributed and especially to Anne Wilkinson who organsied it all!

Big National Ceilidh last night for WaterAid

A massive thank you to all that came to the ceilidh and merrily danced the night away supporting the charity WaterAid as part of the Big National Ceilidh day event.  We all had a fab time and really enjoyed the night!

We had 134 (give or take 1 or 2) people dancing at 10pm to the Circassian Circle dance and the night raised £670 for WaterAid!!!  Here are a few photos of the night…