The ceilidh dance Virginia Reel is one of Ceilidh Tree’s all time favourites. We usually include it early on in a set as it’s so quick to teach and also helps us start with a bit of a bang. The dramatic formation with two long lines and that crucial final gallop in the Virginia Reel
- Steve Lindley
All of our guests said how great the Ceilidh was and the disco afterwards was perfect. - 04 Sep 2019
- Elspeth Renfrew
Ceilidh Tree were absolutely superb! Caller stayed after the ceilidh to DJ the disco and read the room fantastically, never a moment when the dancefloor was empty! - 23 Jun 2019
'The DJ did a great job selecting tunes to keep the dance floor full. Thoroughly impressed with the quality and value for money - book them in!' - Tom Beagan, Sep 2019
'Really excellent band that got everyone up and dancing straight away. Disco afterwards went down a storm too. Well worth the money.' - paulanthonyhoughton, Feb 2019
'The band were fantastic and the caller was outstanding. The transition to the disco was seamless.' - Helen Ost, Oct 2019
'Ceilidh Tree were absolutely superb! Caller stayed after the ceilidh to DJ the disco and read the room fantastically, never a moment when the dancefloor was empty!' - Elspeth Renfrew, Jun 2019
We’ll create your perfect playlist in advance and adjust it on the night to get the very best response from guests. You have complete control over the tracks we play or you can leave it to us if you prefer. Alternatively you can supply a list of genres / eras / artists etc. We’re also happy to take requests from guests on the night too.
Our lighting rig includes laser, strobe, glitter ball etc. which creates a perfect contrast with the ceilidh. The ceilidh is brightly lit (so dancers can see what they’re doing!) and we turn off the venue lights and our disco lights on creating extra momentum between the sections. For larger events we can also supply a DJ booth with LED starcloth and larger rigs.
The ceilidh and disco use the same sound system, maximizing space. We’d normally do 2 x 1 hour ceilidh sets then straight to a 1 to 2 hour disco. We love ending with a big dance like “Strip The Willow” and whilst guests are still on the floor, switch straight to the DJ creating a nice flow between the sections. There’s flexibility with timings – if guests are “ceilidh’d out” we’ll move on to the disco earlier or extend the ceilidh if it’s swinging!