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Deer's Leap Ceilidh Collective

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About Deer's Leap Ceilidh Collective

Professional folk and ceilidh musician with a decade of experience performing at events including Glastonbury festival and UK wide tours.
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My bands I specialise in instrumental Irish and folk/world fusion on low whistle, guitar, and percussion. Nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. As well as playing original music with my bands, I can draw on my network of folk musicians to put together a bespoke ceilidh-dance band to liven up your party, playing infectious folk tunes that get you on your feet

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1st Encoreversary
Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, World music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Song list

UK Folk/Contemporary:
Parting Glass
Wild Mountain Thyme
Tam Lyn
The Graf Spey
The Humours of Ballyloughlin
Elizabeth Kelly’s
Black Pats
Banish Misfortune
Whistling Banshee
The Kesh
Rathlin Island
General Taylor
South Australia
Drummond Castle
Road to Errogie
London Lasses
The glass of beer
Tatterjack Walsh
Lark in the Morning
Drowsy Maggie
High Reel
Ramnee Ceilidh
Pressed For Time
Tell me Ma
Wild Rover
American Traditional/Bluegrass:
Angeline the Baker
I’ll Fly Away
Blackest Crow
Salt Creek
Old Joe Clark
John Brown’s Dream
Washington’s March
Arkansas Traveller
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Single Girl
Shady Grove
Ain’t No Grave
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Train on the Island
Don't stop believing
Galway Girl
Fairytale of New York
Prelude in G major from Bach's Cello Suite
Pachelbel's Canon
Jesu joy of man's desiring
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Jessica G, 1 month ago

Deer's Leep was the best booking I have ever made. I had invited guests with a range of experiences with Ceilidh's, some with none at all, some with some and some with many dances behind them: everyone came to me after and said it was the best dance they'd ever had. They really made our reception special and brought everyone together. It was so special to see guest's dancing and laughing who I never thought would. The caller was really clear with instructions and the band took their time for us to practice the routine but in a way that made sure the laughter never died. The communication was spot on and they responded so quickly and were sensitive to our needs. I would recommend Deer's leep to anyone they are incredible and hands down the best entertainment.

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Ann B, 2 months ago

Ford was just fantastic. Professional in all communication, and really went out his way to play a set appropriate for our event including two songs that were requested that he learnt. They were fantastic musicians and it was a real pleasure to meet them and have them perform at our wedding party. We couldn’t recommend these guys enough and all the guests loved their sets. Big thank you Ford for your lovely sets

From other customers:

Mike M, 2 years ago

Absolutely superb

Tim M, 2 years ago

More servings please