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Galopede! Ceilidh Band

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About Galopede! Ceilidh Band

An exciting and upbeat ceilidh band comprised of professional folk musicians, serving the Midlands, and beyond!
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Based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, Galopede! are a fresh and lively ceilidh band that will bring a smile to your face and put a bounce in your stride! Galopede! is brought to you by harmonica legend Will Pound, the astrophysical Dr Tim Cunningham on fiddle, the wonderfully vibrant caller Clare Watters, and the 14 strings of Adam Beresford-Browne on guitar and mandolin. Carefully crafted tune sets played on the fiddle, melodeon, mandolin and guitar are delivered to any dance floor in the UK - even via our own, portable PA system if required. Whether it's a wedding, a birthday, a festival or just a party for the sake of having a party, Galopede! will have all levels and ages of dancers up out of their seats, and twirling around the dance floor with panache. A ceilidh is a music and dance event for dancing, socialising and fun. And in Galopede! we love playing music for fun! Our music is cheerful and lively, consisting mainly of jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, slip-jigs, rants and waltzes. Basic ceilidh steps and dances can be learned easily; a short instructional session is provided for new dancers by the 'Caller' before the start of the dance itself. Dancing at ceilidhs is usually in the form of circle dances, set dances or couple dances and our caller provides a good range of different dances and styles, adapting them to suit our crowd. If you're a seasoned dancer or musician, let us know your requests for tunes and dances. Ceilidh dancing is a lot of fun! And we really enjoy playing our music and teaching the dance, so you can enjoy a dance and have a great time.

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Galopede! Ceilidh Band's Reviews

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Cortland L
7 days ago
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5 out of 5

Played at our wedding, they were outstanding! Excellent routines, so much fun, got everyone dancing! Really nice band and very organised. Would highly recommend

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7 days ago

Hi Corty & Hannah, It was an absolute pleasure to celebrate with you and your wonderfully enthusiastic guests! What a great night, thank you for trusting us with your special day. All the best of luck for the future (especially the PhD!), Adam

Jean S
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Adam and his colleagues were a delight - so friendly and excellent players. They created a great atmosphere and all our guests had a wonderful time. Would thoroughly recommend them for your ceilidh or barn dance.

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William B
5 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Thanks again, the ceilidh was definitely a big highlight of the whole weekend for us (and for everyone else based on the comments we’ve had!)

7 years ago

Thanks to Pablo Aguera for videography at our fund-raiser. We're all looking forward to seeing the results

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Galopede! Ceilidh Band's Song list

We are a ground of multi-discipline musicians who have a wide love of music in all forms. We can learn new music for your event, and compose unique music for you upon request.
We regularly play English, Irish, Scottish, Shetland, Scandinavian and French folk music for our dances, and would be happy to specialise if required.
Some of our favourite dance tunes include:
Moon & Seven Stars
Out On the Ocean
Last Scotsman Over the Border
93 Not Out
Smash the Windows
Myra's Jig
Humours of Milltown
My Darling Asleep
Tripping Up the Stairs
Jimmy Wards
Morgan Rattler
Blarney Pilgrim
Last Train to Loch Rae
Atholl Highlanders
Drops of Brandy
Ampleforth (T'auld Wife of Coverdale)
Stenson's #2
Soldier's Joy
Jolly Beggarman
Old Morpeth Rant
Morpeth Rant
Harvest Home
Off to California
Lucy Farr's
Lenny Brazil's #2
Jupiter's Return
Boys of Bluehill
Soldier's Joy
Jer the Rigger
Dashing White Sargeant
Jolly Beggarman
Michael Turner's
Flat Water Fran
Orange in Bloom
and not forgetting,
GAY GORDONS - Scotland the Brave!
Often requested dances also in our repertoire:
Strip The Willow
Eightsome Reel
Circassian Circle
Often requested songs also in our repertoire:
Galway Girl
Burn’s Night songs (Robbie Burn’s words set to music)
Irish Rover
Wagon Wheel
Oh, Holy Night!

Galopede! Ceilidh Band's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1100
Up to 2 hours£1100
Up to 3 hours£1100
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. The price (£100 per musician after agency deductions) is based on using the musicians already booked for the evening ceilidh (normally guitar, violin, accordion/melodeon, mandolin, harmonica). Other musicians can be arranged at additional cost (e.g. harp, extra violins, cello, etc.). Please ask for pricing for your specific musical desires.


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