Bristol Ceilidh Quartet
Band Size: 5 members
Performance Length: 2 x 1 hour sets of dancing in a three hour period. Background music will be played through the PA for 30 mins before the 1st set and in the break. NB: The band is four musicians + dance caller.
Three experienced folk fiddlers and a funky ‘cellist join together to create the exciting and innovative Bristol Ceilidh Quartet. The combination of fresh and original arrangements of unusual jigs and reels and an excellent young dance caller guarantees a splendid night of ceilidh dancing – perfect for a wedding or family party.
" Stunning percussive playing and original arrangements make a great ceilidh."
Don’t worry if you’ve never danced before. The dance caller will walk you through the dances and will call out the moves when the music strikes up. Starting with very simple dances, the caller will soon have everyone on the dance floor, joining in. The quartet’s delightful arrangements of little known Gloucestershire jigs and reels make it hard to keep your feet still. (Thanks to Bristol Ceilidh for the super pictures above of a recent Folk House ceilidh!)
The Bristol Ceilidh Quartet performs regularly at Folk Festivals around the UK, providing family ceilidhs and concert performances. The group’s performance includes the revival of little known folk songs that are well worth hearing. Nonny’s delightful singing will have you riveted while you take a break from dancing. Looking for a fresh and original choice of background music for a folk-style wedding ceremony and drinks reception? Hire the quartet without the caller to perform songs and tunes! Phone or email for a bespoke quote for the quartet.
- Exciting arrangements of unusual jigs and reels
- Dance caller walks you through the dances
- Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system
32 Bar Jigs
- Captain Leno / Tripping Up Stairs
- Haste To The Wedding / Jig No.3
- Jack and the Beanstalk / New Moll In The Road
- Minor Jig / Hopkinson’s Favourite
- Narry The Piper / Seven Stars
48 Bar Jigs
- Spithead Fleet / Comical Thought
- Hexham Quadrille / Morgan Rattler
- Morgiana / Morgiana In Ireland
32 Bar Polkas
- Brown Bread / Siege Of Ennis
- Dennis Murphy’s / Babes In The Wood / Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
- A Favourite Duet By Mr Holmes / Hold The Lass While I Run At Her
- Red Wing / Golden Slippers
48 Bar Polkas
- The Scotch Polka
32 Bar Reels
- Mrs Gardener’s Reel / Miss Monigan’s Reel
16/32 Bar Hornpipes
- Kafoozalum / Cameron’s Got His Wife Again
- Westcoaster / Wonder Hornpipe
32 Bar Rant
- Oyster Catcher’s Wife
- Peacock Follow The Hen / Mother Goose
- L’inconnu de Limousin
- New Comet Waltze
… and many more.