Burdock Ceilidh Band

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It really doesn’t matter whether you call it a ceili, a ceilidh or a barndance, this vibrant mix of traditional social dances and tunes, drawn mainly from British sources and presented by a lively and dedicated specialist group of musicians, is a splendid way to celebrate almost any occasion.

“Magical traditional Celtic rhythms send dancers into a whirl as crisply-performed jigs and reels make the ceilidh really swing…”

The four to six-piece Burdock Band brings along a friendly, enthusiastic specialist dance-caller, Dan, whose legendary powers of persuasion will ensure that all your guests, even those who have never encountered a ceilidh before, will feel like joining in and having a superb evening of fun.

Gerry’s catchy accordion sits at the rhythmic and harmonic foundation of the trademark Burdock Band sound, supported by multi-instrumentalist Mick on guitar, banjo, mandolin or hurdy-gurdy. Lilting melodies are democratically shared between instruments, and decorated by Ann on fiddle, with Belinda alternating between flute and whistle, while Vicki’s bodhran and assorted percussion drives it all along and sets the toes a-tapping.

It’s a rich, vigorous musical texture with plenty of bounce to encourage dancers to pick up their feet. And from time to time, when dancers are in need of a well-earned rest, Dan will simply suggest they relax with a pint to hear a song from the band.  It’s an excellent recipe for a great party.

The band is equipped with a high-quality PA system producing excellent sound in venues of all sizes. Friendly and approachable, the musicians will be very happy to discuss your event with you beforehand, in order to tailor the music and dancing repertoires exactly to your requirements.

Get your dancing shoes ready and stand by for frenetic fun and frolics, traditional Celtic style, when The Burdock Ceilidh Band takes the stage.

  • Toe-tapping, rip-roaring traditional ceilidh music, tailored to your event
  • Flexible four to six-piece line-up, including a dance-caller if required
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system for a crystal-clear sound




Ceilidh Dances

  • Blaydon Races
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Bridge Of Athlone
  • Canadian Barn Dance
  • Ceilidh Contra
  • Chelsea Reach
  • Circassian Circle
  • Circle Waltz
  • Clopton Bridge
  • Cochinchine
  • Coming Round The Mountain
  • Cornish Six-Hand Reel
  • Country Bumpkin
  • Cumberland Reel
  • Cumberland Square Eight
  • Cut A Shine
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • De Vlegard
  • Djatchko Kolo
  • Drops Of Brandy
  • Eightsome Reel
  • Enchanted Place
  • Farandole
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Four Around Four
  • French Bourrée
  • Galopede
  • Gathering Peascods
  • Gay Gordons
  • Grand March
  • Hebridean Weaving Lilt
  • Horned Ram
  • Horse Bransles
  • I Want To Be Near You
  • KGC Square Set
  • Lucky Seven
  • Military Two-Step
  • Nigun Atik
  • Ninepins
  • Nottingham Swing
  • Pat-A-Cake Polka
  • Patsh Tants
  • Postie’s Jig
  • Pride Of Dingle
  • Rosza Waltz
  • Sacristan
  • Siege Of Ennis
  • Sicilian Circle
  • Silly Threesome
  • St Bernard’s Waltz
  • Stack Of Barley
  • Star Chain
  • Stoke Golding Country
  • Strip The Willow
  • Three Meet
  • Virginia Reel
  • Walenki
  • Walls Of Limerick
  • Waves Of Tory
  • Willow Tree
  • Winster Gallop
  • Witch Reel
  • Wring Out The Dishrag
  •  ….and plenty more….