Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band
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About Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band
Vibrant and exciting ceilidh band based in Leeds, with experienced caller, Robin Fishwick.
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We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We own a PA system
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk
Strip The Willow
Dashing White Sergeant
Thayde You Gander
Folk Classics / 'Folked up' Covers:
Whiskey In The Jar (The Dubliners)
The Wild Rover (The Pogues)
Tell Me Ma (Sham Rock)
Wild Mountain Thyme/Will Ye Go Lassie Go (The Corries)
Molly Malone (The Dubliners)
Dirty Old Town (The Dubliners)
Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Black Velvet Band (The Dubliners)
The Boxer (Simon and Garfunkel)
Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Auld Triangle (The Pogues)
Parting Glass (Trad.)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
I'm a Believer (The Monkees)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
The High Drive
Da Lounge Room
Si Beag Si Mor
Cock of the North
Merrily Kissed the Quaker
Miss Rowan Davies
Bye a While
The Banshee Reel
Soggy's Slip Jig
Maid Behind the Bar
Horse Keane's Hornpipe
Rose in the Heather
Humours of Glendart
Out on the Ocean
Night til Morn
The White Petticoat
Shoals of Foula
Rakes of Mallow
Tripping up the Stars
Dashing White Sergeant
Midnight on the Water
The Rolling Waves
The Frost is All Over
The Humours of Tulla
Hare in the Corn
Lark in the Morning
Billy in the Low Ground
Edinburgh Rock Reel
Behind the Haystack
Pipe Major Jimmy McGregor
The South Wind
Three Around Three
Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Cup of Tea
King of the Fairies
Boys of Bluehill
Off to California
My Darling Asleep
Lads of Alnwick
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Farewell to Whalley Range
Green Gowned Lass
Can you perform covers?
Yes, no problem. We have a range of covers we're happy to perform in addition to the traditional Ceilidh music.
Do you have different line-up options?
Our standard 4 piece line-up is as follows: Caller (to teach the dances) Flute/Whistle, Guitar, Mandolin. We also have a 5 piece option that includes fiddle.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.
How much time do you need to set up?
We usually set up about 45 minutes to 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!
Do you provide a caller?
Yes we do, we have a fantastic caller as part of our Ceilidh band. Just let us know if you don't need one, so we can adjust our line-up accordingly.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
We have designated sets of traditional tunes which go with our dances and play the odd song in between during short breaks. If you'd really like a particular song, do let us know and we will squeeze it in!
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Our PA system is included in your quote. We usually require about 5m by 3m space to perform.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The most common feedback we get from our clients is that they love the enthusiasm of our amazing caller! The excellent musicianship of our band and the professional way in which we carry out our work are also often praised.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
We have performed in some beautiful halls and churches around Yorkshire including St. Marks Church, Blenheim Baptist Church and Ripon Sailing Club. We have also been specially requested for weddings and holiday resorts around the UK.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
We are all huge fans of UK folk legends LAU, John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick and Flook. Also, Paul Brady & Andy Irvine, Planxty and the Dubliners are classics we love to draw on!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We have played ceilidhs for Leeds University Folk Society a number of times in the LUU's famous Riley Smith Hall.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£640|
|Up to 2 hours||£800|
|Up to 3 hours||£960|
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