Ceilidh caller

Diana Esplin

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About Diana

Ceilidh caller
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Experienced Ceilidh Caller

I have been a ceilidh caller for over 15 years and really love it! With my regular band Crannog we specialize in Wedding Ceilidhs where our sense of fun and enthusiasm brings everyone together on the dance floor. I love the way a good ceilidh dance can bring so much laughter and enjoyment to people who perhaps had reservations about giving it a try!! Ceilidh dancing is for everyone regardless of age or dance experience.....and the music is great too!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, MC, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Heather L, 2 months ago

Crannog were great with us! We got behind during our wedding day, so they were late getting into the hall to set up, but they did this quickly and smoothly, and we were soon underway! They were then flexible and accommodating with their schedule for the evening. Crannog were enthusiastic, and the music was great, and they even managed to get everyone up at the end for the last dance! Thank you for a great end to our wedding!

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Sarah D, 3 months ago

Truly fantastic! Thank you so much for making our wedding day special! The guests loved it! They all joined in thanks to your excellent rapport! We would highly recommend this group to anyone! Thank you so much Alex & Sarah

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Simon B, 3 months ago

Excellent. Great fun. Definitely recommend

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Alice S, 6 months ago

We hired the Crannog Celidh for our wedding and they were blooming brilliant! Great mix of dances that were a good combination of fun and hilarity. They did a great job of gaging the room, getting everyone involved (not that much encouragement was needed - our guests were loving it!) and providing some additional silliness through hilarious banter and commentary on the night. In short, Di and the gang made the night! We would thoroughly recommend them!

From other customers:

Llandovery C, 1 year ago

You (Di) are very good vocally, everything you say is good, and the music (Crannog Ceilidh Band) is wonderful.

Respite C, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for coming to Llangors Community Centre on Sunday Feb 11th 2018, to make our "Respite Day" for refugees and aylum seekers such a very special day. The dancing enabled locals and visitors to come together in a relaxed and happy way and have a wonderful, fun time. .......... A big, big thank you to you all

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From other musicians:

Catherine Hughes
23rd November 2016
Catherine Hughes

I have performed with Di on many occasions and she is such fun as well as a wonderful musician. She makes people smile and she makes playing the cello look so incredibly easy. Always an honour to perform with this magical girl.

Alan Cooper
31st October 2016
Alan Cooper

I have performed with Di at both Concerts and ceilidh dances . She is a great caller and a lovely cello player . Also her recorder and wind synth playing is really good .