While most of our engagements are ceilidhs in Teesside, Durham and North Yorkshire, we also often play for Burns and St Patrick's celebrations in pubs clubs and other venues, we have the breadth of experience to guarantee a successful ceilidh, whatever the occasion. Over the years this has established us as one of the most popular ceilidh bands in the North of England.
We adapt the mixture and order of the dances to the event. For example, at a student ceilidh we would tend to play more of the faster, set dances to make it a very lively night, whereas at a wedding we have a more balanced mix of fast and slow dances to allow everyone to enjoy the evening.
For many years newly-wed couples have entrusted ReelDeel Ceilidh Band with helping them celebrate their special day.
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With our combination of professionalism, musicianship and experience, the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the evening, relying on us to make their reception a success. Our compère and expert 'caller' encourages wedding guests onto the floor and guides them through every dance while adding a touch of humour to the evening. By tailoring the blend of music dances and songs to suit the audience, each ceilidh is a unique and memorable event. If you do not have a disco booked, we can provide background music in the break, via minidisc/ipod etc;
Not only is a ceilidh great fun at a wedding, it is probably the best way of mixing the bride and groom's families and friends together, to break the ice. We clearly 'call' or talk through all the dances throughout the evening allowing everyone to participate.
Most of our work comes via word of mouth from guests at weddings or from recommendations by hotels where we regularly play. Although most of our performances are ceilidhs in North Yorkshire and Durham, we play throughout England. We regularly perform at venues ranging from the finest hotels to some of the more intimate local establishments.
As a guide a normal evening would be a three to four-hour ceilidh. We usually start with a waltz, introducing the bride and groom onto the dance-floor and giving guests the opportunity to get some photographs. The rest of the bridal party are then encouraged onto the floor before we get everyone up and put the ceilidh into full swing! The bride and groom can then relax as we take care of the rest of the evening. We would normally take a short break halfway through the night when tea/coffee or a buffet can be served.
If you would like hear us playing live somewhere before you book us, this can be arranged. Our frequently asked questions section should cover most other queries.