Ceilidh band

Inside the Box

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About Inside the Box

One of the very best Ceilidh duos in east anglia, foot stomping riotous fun!
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Inside the box is the Ceilidh project of highly respected fiddle player James Delarre, Alex Goldsmith and top Ceilidh caller Andrew Mussell, primarily going out as a duo with caller. This fantastic Ceilidh band reunites James Delarre (Fiddle) and Alex Goldsmith (diatonic button accordion) two founder members of the awarding-winning folk band Mawkin (and the spin-off Mawkin:Causley). The two have delighted audiences around the world on stage and TV and regularly work with other high profile artists including the Mercury Award nominee Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray plus the popular Anglo French supergroup Topette! A friendly caller – Andrew – completes the core line-up and will ensure that everyone is encouraged to get up and dance and they will know what the moves are – well, roughly at least… it’s always the chaos that makes a ceilidh most fun!

Inside the Box 's Reviews

From customers:

Lorna G
3 years ago

“THE BAND WERE AMAZING! Honestly they completely made the whole event for me – I did every single dance (and paid the price the next day!).. Such an amazing sound and Andrew [caller] is incredible!” Lorna & James, wedding bride and groom (2021)

Marjorie R
2 years ago

“I was very pleased with the band and everyone loved the music and dancing. The band were fun and professional. They managed the time very well even though we started a bit late due to still munching the hog roast, It really made our wedding day complete to see everyone charging around and having fun. Perfect!”

Inside the Box 's Song list

Cliffs of Moher
Star of Munster
The Kerfunken Jig
Paddy Fahey's Reel
Jer' the Rigger
Rolling in the Barrel
The Morning Dew
The Old Bush
The Cat in the Corner
John Naughton's Reel
A fig for a kiss
Banish misfortune
Cooley’s reel
Congress reel
Drowsy Maggie
Gravel walk
Kesh jig
The Kid on the Mountain
Morrison’s jig
The musical priest
Out on the ocean
Saddle the pony
St Anne’s reel
The slow
Old Molly oxford

Inside the Box '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£812.50
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£975
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are energetic, friendly and very punctual

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to name! We have performed in yurts, tents, marquees, halls, churches, caves, boats etc etc

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

Working on the Jools Holland Hootenany 2010

Can you perform covers?

Yes we can with notice, although there will be a charge for learning material not already within our repertoire

Do you have different line-up options?

From 2-4 piece Ceilidh band plus the essential caller, the two piece is fiddle and accordion, then add a guitar, add a flute or bass

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

We are always flexible and will help you to ensure that things run smoothly, we are willing to play for an extra 15mins if thing overrun without extra charges

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

Yea of course, there will be an extra charge of £150 for an iPod / Spotify playlist disco

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually require 45 mins to set up and pack down, once set up we can provide a playlist service for background music to set the scene

Do you provide a caller?

Always! We have a pool of excellent callers our first choice is of course the incomparable Andrew Mussell

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

Yes all equipment that we need to perform is included in the quote
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