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Ceilidhography

Super funked-up celildh band from the West Midlands, high energy & great musicianship makes them the perfect act for your event

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Originally formed by a couple of ex-Morris dancers from the Ironmen and Severn Gilders, Ceilidhography have been playing English ceilidh for 8 years. Ceilidhography's current line-up of melodeon, fiddle, lead and rhythm guitars, bass guitar and drums, along with a core of great musicianship and rock-solid ensemble playing has made them popular with festival audiences and promoters across the country. They are firmly based in the English tradition and are hugely danceable. Their influences range from the rocked-up sounds of Oysterband and Peeping Tom through to the intricate playing of Kathryn Tickell and Brian Finnegan, via a huge range of popular styles including jazz, rock, and world music. The band deliver wide variety through their repertoire, whilst always returning to the very danceable styles they first played for Northwest and Border Morris.Ceilidhography's unique, rocky, funked-up folk has secured them a loyal following across the UK & theyalso building a reputation on the continent. The Band:Simon Bannister - melodeon Emily Sanders - fiddleMatthew Keegan-Phillips - sax/recorder Josh Smallbone - Electric GuitarMatt Pearson - Bass Gerry Bailey - GuitarJacob Wheeler - Drums CallerWe work with the best callers on the ceilidh circuit. They are all experienced in explaining dances to all ages & abilities; the crowd will soon be on their feet & swinging through sets, whether they are experienced dancers, complete novices or anywhere in between!Technical: Ceilidhography tour with their own PA & engineer.Stage Size: 18 x 14 x 3ft is ideal (end on). If there is no stage the band can perform on the flat floor with a drum riser.Dance Floor: The dance floor needs to be an adequate size to dance ceilidhs on. One set (8 - 16 people) needs 3m x 4m; generally you'd expect at least 4 sets to dance at one time (6m x 8m dance floor)

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Tash Daly

Tel: 07946 401178
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