Services From Phil Preen - Dance Caller in Bristol
Dance Caller Phil Preen
A barn dance, hoe-down or ceilidh is great fun for all the family. Ideal for a wedding celebration, birthday or anniversary party, village and church events, charity fundraisers, company parties, etc. Phil will choose dances suitable for the experience level, age range and fitness level of your guests. He will explain the dances in detail and call the figures as the music plays.
Lisa• June 17, 2023
We couldn't have been happier with the whole PopTop experience. Phil got in touch and we quickly established what we needed for our event, which meant customising the band to a caller and an accordion. It worked perfectly in our garden with about 20 people dancing. Even those who'd initially been circumspect about a ceilidh thoroughly enjoyed the dancing. It really was wonderful and people are still talking about it.
Jessica Croll• May 20, 2023
Phil and his band played at our wedding on Saturday and they were absolutely BRILLIANT. First class musicians and Phil was the best caller I’ve ever seen - clear, patient with drunken guests haha, but also so fun and brought such good vibes. Kids through to older guests were all up dancing. Would highly highly recommend. Thank you Phil!
James Forrest• Sept. 10, 2022
What can I say? Phil and his band were absolutely superb would be an understatement. Our wedding party was enhanced beyond measure by their professionalism and talent. As a caller Phil is witty, persuasive and a consumate entertainer going above and beyond to deliver fun and enjoyment. From the moment they started till the moment they finished they had us all dancing our socks off, in one case quite literally. Going above and beyond our caller even made up the numbers for our last dance. I would have no hesitation in booking Phil for future family events.
Sarah Muscat• Sept. 8, 2022
Phil was absolutely brilliant, staff and residents enjoyed themselves I would highly recommend them to anyone and definitely book them again.
Jenny Bramley• Aug. 13, 2022
Thank you so much to Phil and everyone in the band for coming and doing a Ceilidh at our wedding!! It was fantastic and everyone loved it 😍!! Phil was brilliant at answering any questions before the event. Phil and the band were all lovely and friendly and had a great energy. We would definitely recommend!! Thank you again 😊!!
Victoria Russell• April 22, 2022
Absolutely brilliant! We booked for our wedding.
Phil and the band (Four Foot Four) were great. The dances were easy to understand and Phil took us through step-by-step as we went too. Would definitely recommend!!
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
dance caller for barn dances and ceilidhs
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
I work solo using recorded music as well as with various different musicians and bands, so can find something to fit any budget.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
weddings, birthday parties, church and village events, company parties, traditional dance events
How can event planners pay for your services?
Bank transfer in advance or cash on the night.
How long do you play for?
Usually a couple of hours with a break, but can do shorter or longer as required.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I provide sound system, but don't usually provide lighting.
How much space do you require?
A good sized dance floor is needed for a barn dance or ceilidh. Imagine all of your guests holding hands in a big circle and that is ideally what you want as a dance floor, but can get away with a bit smaller.
Do you do open-air acts?
An outdoor dance can be great fun, but I would recommend booking an indoor venue such as the local village hall as a back-up in case of bad weather. The sound system and band will need to be covered to protect from wind/rain.
What other services to you provide?
Many of the bands and musicians that I work with can also provide a concert-style performance of folk dance tunes, folk songs, etc. As well as a barn dance or ceilidh, I can also provide more detailed in-depth instruction or workshops in traditional folk dancing including morris dancing.
Dance caller with band or recorded music for a ceilidh, barn dance, hoe-down, country dance.
Emphasis is on fun.