Ceilidh band

Head Over Reels

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About Head Over Reels

Ceilidh band
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Exuberant and energetic barn dance and ceilidh band, available UK-wide for weddings, functions, & festivals. Various sizes of line-up.

Head Over Reels are an exuberant and energetic barn dance and ceilidh band with countless years of collective experience, boasting some of the UK’s finest folk and country dance musicians. The band consists of fiddle & guitar, plus your choice of other musicians. We like to add our own contemporary twist with some great stomping percussion, but other options are the more traditional accordion, or even dueling fiddles… it’s all up to you! Add to that our friendly, experienced caller to take you step by step through all the moves, and you’re all set for a fun & inclusive night of dancing for all ages. Between them, Head Over Reels have a huge amount of studio & live performance experience, working with artists such as Tony Christie, BBC Folk Award winners The Unthanks, Mercury winner Richard Hawley and many more, hosting parties for such famous guests as Sting, and co-ordinating Scottish dancing for a Netflix series. Live work includes tours of Europe and the United States, Glastonbury's main stage, Sidmouth Folk Week, Latitude and Green Man festivals, plus many of the country's most prestigious concert venues including The Royal Albert Hall, and Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Head Over Reels play with an infectious energy that’s sure to get everyone’s toes tapping… but don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what some of our clients have to say: "The band were fabulous! All feedback was extremely positive, excellent caller & everyone liked the jazz/funk element. So a big thumbs up. Well done a rip roaring success! Hoping we can have them back next year!" Sally, Organiser, Oak Village Street party "Brilliant ceilidh at our annual Street Party provided by Head Over Reels with caller Hannah Bright. Never seen so many of our varied clientele all up and dancing at once and all having so much fun. Top quality music, whirlwind fiddle playing and a killer rhythm section. Not to mention the lovely caller..." Sarah, street resident and musican (Flook)

Performance details
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
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Acoustic
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Types:
Ceilidh band, Traditional English folk group, Folk fusion band, Traditional Scottish folk group, Traditional Irish folk group, Contemporary folk band
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Traditional Scottish, Irish, and English folk music, ideal for ceilidh dancing.

Reviews

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Brian W, 2 months ago

H over R were a joy to be with, friendly and professional, the caller had the patience of a saint, she needed it. I would heartily recommend them to anyone.

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Laura M, 1 year ago

This band were incredible! For a mixed audience of English/Scottish guests they tailored the evening well to suit all and ensure everyone was on the dance floor from the first dance! Everyone from the party has expressed how good it was - especially those who have never been to a ceilidh before. Thank You all for making my birthday a wonderful night to remember.

From other customers:

Sarah (, 4 years ago

Brilliant ceilidh at our annual Street Party provided by Head Over Reels with caller Hannah Bright. Never seen so many of our varied clientele all up and dancing at once and all having so much fun. Top quality music, whirlwind fiddle playing and a killer rhythm section. Not to mention the lovely caller...

Sally O, 3 years ago

The band were fabulous! All feedback was extremely positive, excellent caller & everyone liked the jazz/funk element. So a big thumbs up. Well done a rip roaring success! Hoping we can have them back next year

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