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The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band Somerset

The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band

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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Set List / Repertoire

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

4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Ceilidh band got 30 people up and dancing and asking for more!

5 stars - The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended booked The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band for their event

“The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band played at our private party recently and were excellent. All aspects of the gig went very well, right from the very first contact with the band to discuss what we wanted through to the end of the gig. The music-making was of a very high standard and the caller managed to get all but three of our large party of 50-70 year olds "do-si-do-ing" and "preomenading the ladies" enthusiastically. Highly recommended.”


Within 15 minutes they were dancing their socks off!

5 stars - The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended booked The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band for their Wedding April 2019

“What a fabulous evening. Many of our guests had not been part of a ceilidh before but within 15 minutes they were dancing their socks off. Band was great!”


The band were fantastic and lots of people commented and asked where I found you...

5 stars - The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended booked The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band for their event

“At last getting around to thanking you guys for a brilliant party on Saturday 11th March. The band were fantastic and lots of people commented and asked where I found you. A marvellous caller, very sensitive to our needs, and generally lovely!”


I had never been to a Ceilidh before and was not expecting it to be such fun.

5 stars - The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended booked The Thirty-Nine Steps Ceilidh Band for their event

“I had never been to a Ceilidh before and was not expecting it to be such fun. The band played really well and the caller made sure that everyone could join in even if they had never done it before, with clear and appropriate instructions, even the kids were joining in. I would thoroughly recommend them.”

Prices

Price from £920 + travel from Somerset

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 60 minutes sets

    • South West From £920
    • South East From £1,073

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    Lineup

    Default lineup: 5 members

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

    * 3 and 4 piece band also available.

    Full Biography

    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!

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