Firecrest Ceilidh Band
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About Firecrest Ceilidh Band
Public liability insurance of £10 million
A young, energetic band of musicians playing traditional and modern folk music in and around Cambridge.
We can perform outdoors
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, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Traditional English folk
We would also be delighted to supply an enthusiastic, professional caller to guide you through the dances. They’ll carefully choose the dances they call to suit your event and keep everyone happy – on a typical evening, we will dance lots of classic dances such as those below, with perhaps a few more unusual ones thrown in to keep you on your toes! If you get in touch with any special requests in advance (whether there’s a favourite dance you want called, or you just want us to plan for having lots of children), we’ll happily try and accommodate them.
Here are some examples of dances we might call:
The Flying Scotsman
[Orcadian] Strip the Willow
The Witch’s Reel
The Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
St Bernard's Waltz
Cumberland Square Eight
Bridge of Athlone
Canadian Barn Dance
Do you have different line-up options?
Our usual lineup is a four piece band (Whistle, Fiddle, Guitar, Drums) plus a caller to walk you through the dance at a ceilidh. We can sometimes provide larger or smaller bands on request. Please just let us know if you think a different arrangement would be suitable.
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, and if we can accommodate them we will do so.
How much time do you need to set up?
It takes us about an hour to set up our equipment and have a short soundcheck, and we usually do this immediately before the event starts. We can set up quietly if needs be. If you would like us to quote for an early set up, please just let us know!
Do you provide a caller?
Yes we do!
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Yes, our fee includes everything we need to perform, including our excellent PA system.