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Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band

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About Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band

Wedding band
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Whatever you’re celebrating, make it a brilliant occasion to remember with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band. Seriously good, fun ceilidh band.

Blue Jewel is a seriously good and fun band for your ceilidh or barn dance in Devon and the South-West. We play at weddings, anniversaries, parties, and other functions, (within about a 70 mile radius of Totnes). ***** a fantastic selection of tunes from around Britain; and the odd dance/tune from more distant shores, e.g. Troyka – a brilliant, fun dance from Russia! ***** an expert and relaxed caller, Kip, who will get you strutting your stuff whatever age, and whatever your dancing experience. ***** We play as 4-piece: fiddle, guitar and bass, with… ***** … an expert caller to help you learn the steps easily… ***** … and make it all great fun, which is what dancing is all about! ***** we also play as a 3-piece (no bass), or a 5-piece (with bass and drums). To hear some of the dance tunes we play, please visit our web site. We have Public Liability Insurance up to £10m. All our electrical equipment is PAT tested.

Performance details
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Folk, Ceilidh
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Wedding band, Ceilidh band
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Glenside Polkas
Dennis Murphy’s, Bill o Sullivan’s (polkas)
Britches Full Of Stitches - Marie’s Wedding (polkas)
Bellydesmond polkas
Kesh - Tobin’s Favourite (jig)
Moocoin - Frost Is All Over (jigs)
Haste to the wedding, Saddle the Pony (jigs)
Banish Misfortune (jig)
Atoll Highlanders (jig)
Dusty Windowsills, Blarney Pilgrim (jigs)
Killaloe Boats, Tripping Upstairs (jigs)
Seven Stars, Smash the Windows (jigs)
Oyster Girl, Tenpenny Bit (jigs)
Sweets of May (jig)
Rocky Road to Dublin - Foxhunter’s (slip jigs)
Soldier’s Joy - Bonaparte’s Retreat (reels)
Father Kelly’s – Merry Blacksmith (reels)
Cooley’s – Silver Spear (reels)
Planxty Irwin (waltz)
Ashokan’s Farewell (waltz)
Shebeg Shemore (Waltz)
Rights of Man - Boys of Blue Hill (hornpipes)
Harvest Home, Off to California (hornpipes)
Trumpet Hornpipe
Troyka (brilliant Eastern European dance/tune)
Nigun Atik (beautiful Middle Eastern wedding dance)
Horses Bransle (superb fun French dance)
Whiskey In The Jar (song - Irish trad.)
Log Cabin Home In The Sky (song – Incredible String Band)
Sea Fever (song – lovely setting of the famous John Masefield poem)
Star of the County Down (song, Irish trad)


From customers:

Chris O, 3 years ago

We were lucky enough to have Blue Jewel play for the ceilidh at our wedding reception in Devon in October. Throughout all of our dealings with Steve, he was professional, responsive and friendly which helped to relieve some of the stress of planning the day! On the night the band were fantastic and were able to coax up loads of people to take part, many of whom had never been to a ceilidh in their life. Everyone had a great time; we particularly enjoyed the special wedding dance where everyone danced around us in a circle – people are still mentioning it to us! Thanks so much for everything, you helped make our day

Marion M, 3 years ago

I hired Blue Jewel Ceilidh band to play for my 60th birthday party at my local village hall. I had never heard them play before but going on previous recommendations I felt certain they would be okay. How right I was! Well, if fact they were more than okay – they were bandtastic! Their playing is brilliant and they created a fantastic atmosphere. Steve made sure he brought me and my husband and sons right into the swing of things, mentioning us by name whenever he could and he certainly made it feel like “my” party and not just any old party they might be playing at. There was quite a mix of ages, but everyone joined in with the dancing, (yes, even my non-dancing- unless-he’s-had-a-few-pints, husband!!). Steve and his colleague were excellent callers and made the dances very easy and great fun. We are still laughing and talking about what a wonderful evening it was. I have no hesitation in recommending Blue Jewel. They will make your party go with a swing!

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