Capstick Ceilidh Band

Leeds, West Yorkshire
From: £400
Verified bookings: 17
Reviews: 9
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Price from: £400

We are a ceilidh band based in Leeds, Yorkshire who play an exciting and wide range of folk music from across the British Isles, Ireland and America and provide everything you need to ensure that your social event, fundraiser or celebration is relaxed and enjoyable for all. We are all very experienced musicians who love playing together. We provide all the P.A. equipment and a caller to explain all the dances and we are happy to work with organisers to ensure that your event is tailored for you. Our dances are suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

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Wendy phillips

Dec. 14, 2019

I can't thank capstick enough for making my husbands surprise party the success it was. They were fun and timed the times between dances just right and the music was great.

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James Wild

Oct. 5, 2019

Absolutely incredible, the band helped us have our dream wedding, and even got the grumpiest of our guests up and dancing. Several people have said to us since that (apart from the ceremony) the ceilidh was their favourite part of the day! Thank you so much for your amazing show!

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Andrew Kueh

June 1, 2019

Absolutely superb. They played at my wedding and everyone loved them. It was so much fun. Hilary was also incredibly accommodating and flexible in all organisation. BRILLIANT!

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Kate Bolton

May 4, 2019

I hired the Capstick Ceilidh Band to perform at my wedding reception and I could not be happier with their professionalism or their performance. They are excellent musicians, they kept the dance floor full and they managed to teach a lot of people some ceilidh dances that had never been to ceilidh before. I could not recommend them more.

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Paul Pattison

Jan. 19, 2019

"The band were excellent and our guests had a great time.
The band were warm and friendly and explained the steps really well, which was a massive help seeing as though most of the guests had never been to a ceilidh before.
I would happily recommend them."

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Sharon Bilton

Dec. 1, 2018

Great band, really friendly and accommodating of our needs, everyone had a great time, making it really memorable, would recommend for a birthday party!

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Lively Ceilidh Band With Caller - Until 11 pm

We are a traditional ceilidh band playing music from across the British Isles, Ireland and America. Our dances are accessible for every age and level of experience. We provide all our own PA equipment, have public liability insurance and have an experienced caller to explain the dances and ensure that all you have to worry about is enjoying yourself. The band will provide all the PA equipment and have Public Liability insurance. Generally we call 2-3 dances followed by a small break and this continues until the end of the ceilidh. If a longer interval is required, this can be timed to fit in with catering arrangements or preferences. However we are happy to fit in with any other performers or wishes of the organiser. Please let us know of any special requests as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate them.
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FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    We are a ceilidh band based in Leeds. We can provide everything you needs including a band, P.A and caller to ensure your event is a huge success.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    We have played for a number of people in the Yorkshire area although firm favourite is our annual Burns Night ceilidh in aid of St George's Crypt, a charity for the homeless.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    We provide entertainment which is suitable for everybody. We cater for all ages and levels of experience, including complete beginners. Therefore a ceilidh (or band dance) is particularly well suited to community events and weddings.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    We provide a full night's entertainment for weddings, celebrations, fundraisers, community events, group socials and everything in between!
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    We take 10% deposit up front and are happy to accept the balance on the day of the event. We accept BACS, cheques or cash.
  • How long do you play for?
    A normal event is an hours playing followed by a 30 - 45 minute break and then a further hour. However, we are happy to tailor what we do to suit the organiser.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    We provide all our own P.A. equipment. All we need is a power supply in the vicinity of where we are playing.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    We have Public Liability Insurance. All our current equipment is less than 12 months old so does not need PAT testing.
  • How much space do you require?
    There are five of us in the band so we can operate in a fairly small space.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    If you give us advance notice, we are happy to add any particular favourite ceilidh tune to our repertoire.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    We need an hour to set up and we usually ask for a 30 minute break in the middle, which usually coincides with the buffet at most events. However, if you would prefer we are happy to play continuously for up to 2 hours.


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Popular Dances
We are happy to work with organisers to include your favourite dances but here are a selection of popular dance sets which we regularly include in our ceilidhs. All the dances are carefully explained by our caller and are great fun for everybody to join in. We mix up the dances so that there is something for everybody. When booking the band please let us know any special requests.
Blaydon Races
Bridge of Athlone
Circassion Circle
Circle Waltz
Coming Round the Mountain
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sargeant
Eight-some Reel
Foula Reel
Galopede
Gay Gordons
Lucky 7
Saint Bernard's Waltz
Strip the Willow
Virginia Reel
Winster Gallop

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