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Silver Street Ceilidh Band

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London ceilidh band. Beautiful, lively, irresistibly danceable music for all occasions! Check out our videos. "The best, most danceable band I have had the pleasure to see" " Superb. Terrific tunes, played in just the right way." - Oxfolk public ceilidhs We love nothing more than to get people up on their feet, having a great time dancing to wonderful music. We carefully explain all our dances so that our ceilidhs are suitible for all abilities. We only have one rule: if you’re enjoying yourself you’re doing it right! --- Silver Street Ceilidh Band is an eclectic group of some of the finest (and friendliest) musicians on the scene. Although a London ceilidh band, their music has roots in the rich seam of traditional music in Scotland and the North East of England. They also play tunes from elsewhere in England, Ireland and even further afield. They boast decades of experience of playing for dancing between them (despite their youthful looks…), and know how to ensure you – and your guests – have a fabulous time! “Thanks so much for playing for us. You were a real hit and it was wonderful to get so many people dancing! Thanks in particular for keeping the set going at such a good pace – I felt we had a really good dance!” – Fleur, wedding The band is made up of dual fiddles, melodeon and piano. They carefully explain the dances to ensure everyone has as much fun as possible – irrespective of experience.

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Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Silver Street Ceilidh Band's Song list

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Circassian Circle
Canadian Barn Dance
Virginia Reel
Flying Scotsman
Cumberland Square
Blaydon Races
Clopton Bridge
Falling Masonry
Westmoreland Cottagers
Morpeth Rant
Goathland Square
Holmfirth Square
Coming Round the Mountain
Eightsome Reel
Bridge of Athlone
Circle Waltz
St Bernard's Waltz
Alderley Edge
Cornish Six-Hand Reel
Jack's Alive
Willow Tree
Oxo Reel
Nottingham Swing
Tavern in the town
... and many more. All the ceilidh classics!
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

No - our focus is just on being the best ceilidh band. We play driving tunes for high-energy dancing.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is a fixed, four-piece band of Martin, Beth, Joe and Will - but if you have alternative requirements just ask. Also, if one of us is unavailable, we'll usually offer you a slightly different lineup, but we always check you're happy with it first. NB - many ceilidh bands operate from a pool of musicians rather than a fixed lineup.

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.

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

We can absolutely provide background music before and during our set. We may be able to offer that afterwards - please ask. We don't usually offer a full DJ service, but it's not totally impossible - again, just ask.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually like to allow an hour, but in practice it takes less than 30 minutes. We are a simple band to set up, and we can do most of the work discreetly whilst other things are happening if needs be.

Do you provide a caller?

Absolutely! We explain all our dances carefully so they're fun and inclusive for everyone. We're also happy to work with external callers (and can recommend people) so we can focus on being a full, four-piece band - just let us know if that's of interest adjust our offer accordingly!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Yes, we provide all the equipment we need, and just need a standard plug socket near where we're going to be playing to make it work.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

It's possible - just ask and we'll see what we can do. If we require special rehearsals there may be an additional cost, but we can talk about that.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

One of our favourite quotes from a gig we did: "I've never seen so many people smiling so much at any one time before." Clients love the energy, the inclusivity, the way we provide just enough instruction that people can have fun having a go themselves - with a lot of silliness along the way. They love our music and they love that we love what we do!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Sidmouth Folk Festival, Whitby Folk Week, Oxfolk... venues right across London and the South East, sometimes further afield - we play anywhere, from Chiswick Town Hall to tipis in the woods!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Traditional Northumbrian, Scottish, Irish, English music. Kathryn Tickell, 422, Alistair Anderson, Blazin' Fiddles, Andy May Trio, Unusual Suspects... and many, many more. Oh and shoutout to Folkworks Summer School and Durham University Folk Society!

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

We've performed in some great venues, but the gigs that stand out for us are those down-to-earth events celebrating families and friends in community halls. Real places, real people, real fun.

Silver Street Ceilidh Band's Prices

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Up to 1 hour£1100
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1200
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Silver Street Ceilidh Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rosalind W
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4.3 out of 5

Miles is an excellent leader and Caller; everyone there joined in with every dance. We'll definitely book again for next year!

Jennifer H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

I would highly recommend this band, brilliant communication. Excellent flexibility around set up and very patient caller :) thank you.

Nadia F
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Silver Street were exceptional and very accommodating of our needs. Probably the best ceilidh we've had!

Andy H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The band were fantastic and were the best addition to a Burns Night we could have hoped for. They had the guests up and dancing kept the dancefloor full the whole time they were playing. Highly recommend this group of amazing musicians. Many thanks Martin&Co, you made our evening.

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From other customers:

Miriam R
6 years ago

This is a great band, very accomplished and Martin is a very good caller as well as being a brilliant violinist! All players did a great job, the music is lively and the pace is just right. We enjoyed a great evening of dancing at our friends’ marriage a few weeks ago, it was fun throughout. Highly recommend!

Gill T
6 years ago

Fantastic evening with Silver Street Ceilidh Band at our wedding on 16 June. Excellent music, clear instructions for each of the (well chosen) dances. Lots of positive comments from guests - experienced and novice ceilidh dancers alike. A great time was had by all!

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