Special Brew Ceilidh (with caller)

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A session or two of organised country dancing to music from a live band is one of the oldest forms of entertainment at social events, and surely one of the most effective at creating a party atmosphere. Alongside their vast repertoire of traditional songs and melodies from the British Isles with which they entertain audiences at festivals and folk-clubs around the UK, Special Brew draw on a seemingly inexhaustible fund of popular Celtic dance-tunes, regularly presenting lively ceilidh and barndance nights at wedding celebrations, private parties or other such social events.

“A brilliant night of good old-fashioned family fun and frolics – Special Brew concoct a splendid ceilidh…”

The musicians who make up the Special Brew Ceilidh Band can boast a huge level of experience in performing music of the Celtic tradition, and draw on an equally huge repertoire of material, presenting the very best of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, with dances to match.

Special Brew generates a vibrant, joyful atmosphere at live performances, playing their infectious brand of Celtic-influenced folk and swing, and their experienced ‘caller’, well-accustomed to dealing with audiences of all levels of ability, is guaranteed to have everyone up on the dancefloor.

The band always comes fully-equipped with a top-quality self-contained PA, including a Bose speaker system, to balance, enhance and amplify the music. Stand by for an excellent night of energetic, all-inclusive traditional dance entertainment when Special Brew Ceilidh Band strikes up.

With their massive repertoire of tunes, Special Brew Ceilidh Band presents the very best of Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Dancing Music.

  • Rip-roaring traditional Celtic ceilidh or barn dance music 
  • A specialist ‘dance-caller’ will assist with steps and moves
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system




Irish Dance-Tunes

Special Brew play a wide range of melodies and tunes drawn from the Irish and Celtic tradition, selected for their suitability for ceilidh dancing.

Irish Songs

  • Back To Tuam
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Craic Was Mighty In Isle O’ Man
  • Dark Streets Of London
  • Donegal Danny
  • Fairytale Of New York
  • FCA
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Flower Of Scotland
  • Four Roads
  • Galway Girl
  • Galway Shawl
  • Grace
  • Hills Of Donegal
  • I Used To Love Her
  • Irish Rover
  • JCB Song
  • Jock Stuart
  • Lark In The Morning
  • Liverpool Lou
  • Lukey’s Boat
  • McAlpine’s Fusiliers
  • Mingalay Boat Song
  • Mountain Dew
  • Muirshin Durkin
  • Nancy Whiskey
  • Northern Lights Of Aberdeen
  • Paddy Works On The Railway
  • Rarest Flowers
  • Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie
  • Red Rose Café
  • Rocky Road To Dublin
  • Rose Of Allendale
  • Sally McLenane
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Shamrock Shore
  • South Australia
  • St Brendan
  • Streams Of Whiskey
  • Streets Of Dublin
  • The Maro
  • Thousands Are Sailing
  • Uncle Nobby’s Steamboat
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • Whiskey, You’re The Devil
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Wild Rover
  • ….and many more….


  1. Marilynn & Fergus’s Wedding

    We cannot thank you all enough for the way you played and interacted at our wedding, every last person said what a lovely atmosphere it was and you made our evening. We can only apologise that we may not have looked after you as we should, our heads were on cloud nine but you helped to keep the evening buzzing and we have received so many compliments to pass on to you all.

  2. Kate & Kevin’s Wedding

    The wedding and the reception were absolutely amazing, we had the time of our lives. Several people have said to us that it was the best reception they’d ever been to, so thank you so much for helping to make our day so special and memorable.

  3. Helen’s Party

    Thank you so much for the party Saturday night, you were all great and the party atmosphere was fantastic. Sorry I didn’t have time to say goodbye on the night. Thanks again and I would recommend you to anybody.