Ceilidh band

Newick Folk

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Ceilidh band
Lewes
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Sussex Folk / Ceilidh band playing traditional music of these islands + other stuff we like. Can be booked as Trio to 6 piece with caller

The band was started in 2010 so now we have been playing together for 7 years. We’ve come a long way in that time. David and Jem are sadly no longer with us. Karn (Bass), Roland (Piano), Rhiannon (Violin) and our Caller Jenny have joined Martin (Whistles) and Alan to form a tight line up suitable for pubs, parties and Ceilidhs. We’ve learned our trade as we went and our range of tunes and songs now covers all the traditions of these islands ranging from full on Irish for St Patrick’s day to a number of what we term “off piste” numbers such as Lily the Pink, My old man’s a Dustman, GI Blues and even The Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. We always aim to tailor the repertoire to the event and we can guarantee an entertaining evening. If you would like to hear us play before you book us we host regular sessions on the evening of the first Sunday of the Month in the Crown in Newick.

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:
Ceilidh, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Cabaret
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Types:
Ceilidh band, Function band, Acoustic band, Folk-rock band, Wedding band, Party band, Traditional Irish folk group, Contemporary folk band, Traditional Scottish folk group, Folk fusion band, Traditional English folk group
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

We will be able to supply you full PA plus caller ready to deliver 2 x 1 hour dance sets plus a few tunes and songs. Most of our repertoire is Irish or Scottish Tunes
Typical Dances include
Dance Ceilidh Tunes
Hello Haste to the wed/Irish Washerwoman
I want to be near you Aupres de ma blonde
Blaydon Races Blaydon Races
Clopton Bridge Harvest Home/Alexander's hornpipe
Circle Waltz Planxty Fanny Power / Planxty Irwin
Bridge of Athlone Dingle Regatta
Train and Tunnel Ballydesmond Polka/ John Ryan Polka
Cumberland Square My love she's but a lassie yet /Atholl Highlanders
Circassian Circle Mucking of Geordies Byre/Lanigan's Ball
Oxo Reel Oh Susannah/This Land is Your Land
Snow Ball Bedbreaker
Cheltenham Flyer Ships in Full Sail/Rakes of Kildare
Dashing White Sergeant - own Tune
Gay Gordons - Cock of the North / Scotland the Brave
Strip the Willow - Morrisons Jig / Kesh Jig
We also play a wide range of tunes and songs including
Lark in the Morning
Lark in the Clear Air
Foxhunters Jig
Ashokan farewell
Neil Gow's Lament
Galway Girl
The Galway Shawl
Fiddlers Green
Streets of New York
Dublin in the Rare old times
etc etc

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Dave M, 8 months ago

Just a quick thankyou to you and the band for a fantastic day at our wedding on 1st September. Everyone loved your music (some won't stop talking about you!) and we couldn't have asked for better.

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Natalie G, 9 months ago

Thank you for the wonderful performance you did at our wedding. Everyone said you guys were so good and I'm just sorry I didn't get to chat to you more - you know how weddings are, they tend to be a little hectic!

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