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The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh Band based in Somerset

Price from £902
The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band are one of the South West’s favourite and most accomplished ceilidh/ barn dance bands. Their number one priority is to make your occasion enjoyable and fun, to deliver a quality performance tailored to your preferences and to get you all dancing whether you are an expert or a beginner.
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Dances: This is a selection of just some of the dances that we use and reflect all levels of ability. Our caller will select those most suitable for your occasion and the band will choose an accompaniment from their vast repertoire of tunes.

Strip the Willow
Dashing White Sergeant
Gay Gordons
Cumberland Square 8
Snowball
Witches Reel
Holmfirth Square
Circassian Circle
Grandfather’s Polka
Chase Me Charlie
Past The Post
Willow Tree
Dip & Dive
Fleet Street Gallop
Push Me Pull You
Eb’s Square
Jump At The Sun
Bridge Athlone
Locket
The Scoop
Filigumbo
Ski Run
Sweets of May

Line up:

Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece: Caller, Piano, Accordian, Fiddle and Percussion.

* 3 and 4 piece band also available.

Highlights
* Vibrant, lively ceilidh band based in Somerset.
* Highly accomplished group of musicians.
* Experienced caller sensitive to the occasion will hand pick dances to reflect mood and ability of audience.
* Musicians who can double up on other instruments for greater diversity of sound.
* PA can be used for disco by arrangement.
* Energetic lively and enjoyable afternoon/ evening guaranteed.

The Thirty-Nine Steps are one of the few bands outside Scotland which reproduce the true sound /spirit of the Ceilidh by utilising the piano to create the driving rhythms of the dance.

The Thirty-Nine Steps consist of musicians of the highest calibre who came together through their love of ceilidh. Between them they have played with and supported such acts as Jools Holland, Barbara Dixon, Stockton’s Wing, Isla St Claire to name a few, and have played at venues and events to include Salzburg Music Festival, Lyric Theatre Shaftsbury Ave, Liverpool Playhouse, Coulsdon Hall Bristol, Bristol Folk Festival, Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery, Trowbridge Pump Festival, Priddy Folk Festival, Cheltenham Irish Gold Cup Festival and local festivals throughout the SW.

Their pianist, a graduate from The Royal College of music, provides foot stomping, vibrant accompaniment for their accordion and banjo player, two of the most accomplished musicians on the Ceilidh circuit today.

Their Caller, an experienced bodhran player himself, is sensitive to the occasion and will handpick the dances to suit the previous experience of the client He prides himself on his reputation of being able to get people of all ages and abilities onto the floor dancing. So don’t worry if you have never danced at a ceilidh before or you have two left feet, you will be dancing!

The music is essentially traditional Scottish/Irish Ceilidh dance music although they draw from other European styles; some American plus a few very danceable self-penned compositions.

So be prepared for a fun enjoyable experience!

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band from Alive Network

  • 3 Piece Band Deduct £350

    Featuring caller, piano, accordion or fiddle.

  • 4 Piece Band Deduct £175

    Featuring caller, piano, accordion and fiddle.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes £0
  • 3 x 45 minutes £0