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Fairgreen Ceilidh Band

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About Fairgreen Ceilidh Band

Fun & Frolic on the dance floor ~ Perfect for weddings and family celebrations. Guaranteed to get everyone dancing right from the start.
Ceilidh band
Norwich
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Meet the members of FAIRGREEN CEILIDH BAND a lively, dynamic band that will get you dancing and tapping your foot along to their catchy trad folk material. - TRI the FIDDLE: A maestro of the fiddle, playing energetic foot stomping tunes that will make you want to dance; inclined to jump on a wah-wah pedal at the drop of a hat. - CHRIS the Dance Caller: leading guests through fun and easy dances that all generations can can join in with. He also plays driving rhythm guitar and sparkling mandolin, adding some harmony and variety to the sound. - PAUL the Bass: He is the backbone of the band, providing the solid groove that drives the music forward. He plays the bass with flair and finesse, creating a rich and full sound. - Baz Bizarre: He is the drummer and vocalist of the band, adding some spice and color to the mix. A musician of vast experience playing the drums with passion and creativity, and singing with a distinctive and expressive voice.

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Fairgreen Ceilidh Band's Reviews

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Caspar W
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Chris and his band were absolutely fantastic, couldnt have asked for a better fit for our day. We had a Viking wedding on the clifftops of North Norfolk and wanted the music fit for feasting and revelry. Plenty of communication before the day to make sure the songs fit for our day and to get the first dance chosen. On the day they were very flexible and pleasant. Chris walked us all through the dances they played for us and got everybody from eight to eighty up on their feet! One of the main contrabuting factors that made our day so memorable. Thank you so much guys.

Reply from Fairgreen Ceilidh Band
6 months ago

Thanks Caspar, thanks so much for your kind words. We had a great time playing for you and your Viking guests, it was a lot of fun and infact quite an event for us too with the brilliant Viking apparel plus it was great to meet you and your bride and chat with guests. Thanks for the engraved Viking drinking horn! All the best.

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Nichola C
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band was great. They were really supportive of the young people with additional needs and we all had a great time.

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Angharad W
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

I don't even know where to begin with a review! We had the pleasure of Chris and the band playing at our wedding and they were incredible, with great communication before, during and after, bringing a personable approach making sure my Grans favourites were played! Every person I know came up to me and not only said how amazing the band were as musicians but also a friendly bunch of people!! They got our evening reception off amazingly and I will forever be grateful to have had them play for us - the pleasure was truly ours!!

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Ellie G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Chris and his band were absolutely fantastic, and they made the evening! The ceilidh was so fun, and Fairgreen brought such a lively, energetic and infectious energy, our guests LOVED it. I have no hesitation in recommending these guys. They were so professional, friendly and thoughtful... The weather for our wedding day was absolutely baking hot, and the band were seamlessly able to play fillers between the dances to allow us all to rest/cool down! Do not hesitate to book these fabulous people for your event!

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Rachel M
4 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

This is a brilliant band to book if you’re looking for a fun ceilidh! We a fancy dress ceilidh the day after our wedding at Voewood. The guys were so lovely and everyone, including total beginners, had a really fun time.

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Harriet N
8 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Fairgreen Ceilidh were fantastic at our wedding recently! Communication was great beforehand and they were helpful with information about what they'd need to set up and their timings. They were very professional, sounded great and we all had so much fun! Lots of positive comments from our guests, many of whom had never been to a ceilidh previously. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. Thanks, Harriet and Ed

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Fairgreen Ceilidh Band's Song list

Here's a selection of some dances we do;
Orcadian Strip the Willow,
French-Canadian Big Circle 
The Gay Gordons
Bridge of Athlone
Three Around Three
Virginia Reel
Norfolk Long Dance
Clopton Bridge
Canadian Barn Dance
Highland Barn Dance
Lucky Seven
Eightsome Reel
The Waves of Tory,
Seige of Ennis
Canadian Barn
Grand Chain Set
Goathland Square 8
The Flying Scotsman
Nottingham Swing,
Cumberland Square Eight (the dance with the 'basket' move in!).
Stoke Golding Country Dance
Paul Jones
Chappeloise
Horses Brawl
Dashing White Sergeant
Buttered Peas
T.A.G.
Ribbon Dance
Borrowdale Exchange
Sausage Machine
Snowball
Falling Masonary.
Tunes:
MOUSE PROOF PEDALS
WHO KNOWS
MARGARETS WALTZ
MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER
Flett from Flotta
COCK OF THE NORTH
100PIPERS
SCOTLAND BRAVE
BUTTERED PEAS
PANT Y COR
ASTLEY RIDE
STOWMARKE
LA RUSSE
GRAND CHAIN
Leeds Polka
DASHING WHITE SARGEANT
Cockade
Katy Dalrymple
DWS x1
LADY IN THE BOAT
ROISIN THE BEAU
3 SEA CAPTAINS
SHADOWS STAIRS
SEVEN STARS
TRIPPING UP THE STAIRS
TURKEY X3 SOLDIERS
ARKANSAS x3 TURKEY X1
TARANTELLA x 5
JIG OF SLURS
ATHOLL HIGHLANDERS X2
GALOPEDE TANNERMAN
TURKEY X3 SOLDIERS X3 ARKANSAS
TURKEY IN THE STRAW
JIG RUNRIG
EAVESDROPPER
BANKS OF THE ALLEN
OFF TO CALIF
HARVEST HOME X2
BLACKTHORN STICK x3 RAKES KILDARE X 3 WASHERWOMAN X3
SWALLOWTAILS
MORRISONS/CALLIOPE HOUSE
3 SEA CAPTAINS
SHADOWS STAIRS
SEVEN STARS
MrsMcLeods
CottON EYE
LITTLE BROWN JUG
RANDOM NOTESBLARNEY
JIG RUNRIG
EAVESDROPPER x3, BANKS OF THE ALLEN x3
HORSES BRAWL X 8
THREE AROUND THREE
SPEED PLOUGH
HAMSTEAD HEATH
OLD MRS WILSON
MRS MCLEODSFAIRY DANCE
MASONS Apron
GOODNIGHT WALTZ
BLACKTHORN STICK
RAKES KILDARE
WASHERWOMAN
SHANDON BELLS
PARSONS BOOTS
DONEGAL LASSES
CAPTAIN PUGWASH SET
OFF TO CALIF
HARVEST HOME X2
JIG OF SLURS
ATHOLL HIGHLANDERS X2
JIG RUNRIG
EAVESDROPPER
BANKS OF THE ALLEN
BUFFALO GIRLS
ROSE OF SAN ANTONE
SWALLOWTAILS
MORRISONS
CALLIOPE HOUSE
BAG OF CATS SET
TRIPPING UP THE STAIRS
FOUR HAND REEL
LA BASTRINGUE
TUTTLES REEL
FINNISH POLKA
HALFE HANNIKIN
THE PANTHEON COTILLION
SHANDON BELLS
PARSONS BOOTS
DONEGAL LASSES
LADY IN THE BOAT/ROISIN THE BEAU
FOUR HAND REEL
LA BASTRINGUE
TUTTLES REEL
FINNISH POLKA
HALFE HANNIKIN
THE PANTHEON COTILLION
HASTE TO THE WEDDING
OUT ON THE OCEAN
LANNIGANS BALL
Blackthorn Stick
Rakes of Kildare
Irish Washerwoman
Shandon Bells
Priest in His Boots
Donegal Lasses
Galopede
Tannerman
Haste to the Wedding
Out on the Ocean
Buttered Peas
Bonny Breast Knot
Dashing White Sergeant
Jig Runrig
Eavesdropper
Kerry Polkas
Goodnight Waltz
Inchiquin
JAZZY NUMBERS
Minor Swing
See you in my dream
Avalon Jazz Standard
Sweet Georgia Brown
SONGS
Foulsom Prison Blues -Johnny Cash
Tell Me Ma - Trad
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Galway Girl (Steve Earl/Sharron Shannon)
Runnin Down A Dream - Tom Petty
Handle Me With Care - Travelling Wilburys

Fairgreen Ceilidh Band's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£875
Up to 3 hours£950

Add-ons

DISCO PA HIRE Post Ceilidh
+£125
All Day Speaker & Microphone Hire
+£200
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love the fact that all their guests, especially the ones who've never been to a ceilidh, had such a fun time.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many historic buildings - brilliant for ceilidhs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Dave Swarbrick, Albion band, Altan, De Dannan, Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Feast of Fiddlers, Eliza Carthy, Fairport Convention, The Committee Band

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Battersea Arts Centre.

Can you perform covers?

Covers we've performed at request include Harry Potter theme, Annie's Song (John Denver). Travelling Wilbury's songs. We'll consider any request - success will depend on familiarity, time and degree of complexity!

Do you have different line-up options?

Ceilidh with 3 or 4 musicians - all include a caller. caller/guitar/mandolin, fiddle, bass guitar, drums (the 4 piece)

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We're flexible and are open to discuss changes.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can play your playlist through our quality PA from a device between sets. The PA is also available for hire after the set for a disco until midnight using your own playlist. For that we would bring the more bassy PA with the 15inch speakers for an additional £100. Our lighting, such as it is, also included.

How much time do you need to set up?

60 to 90 minutes.

Do you provide a caller?

The experienced caller has done hundreds of gigs and is a musician in the band.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We're happy to include particular dances, for example Strip the Willow. Most people are very happy with our selection of dances - although we have a basic set in mind we tailor this to the needs of the dancers on the night so the event flows nicely, everyone, young & old, gets involved.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We would definitely consider learning a song if we thought we could do a good job. This might entail a small charge for extra rehearsal time.
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Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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