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
Festival ceilidh band Ceilidh Tree have helped thousands get their ceilidh on at the Royal Opera House, Lambeth Country Show, Cutty Sark and many more. Our high-octane take on classic celtic dances and unique themed Pirate, Hoedown and Bollywood ceilidhs will delight both ceilidh virgins and veterans.
‘London’s finest ceilidh band’ –
‘Jig yourself into a frenzy’ –
'We loved it! Thank you 🙂 (Lambeth Country Show Festival)' - Emma Fenner, Apr 2020
'It was amazing - the caller and the band were just terrific! (Waterloo ReIgnite Festival)' - Sarah Dallas, Apr 2020
Our Hoedown / barn dance ceilidhs are a hoot! Fiddle and banjo play toe-tapping American tunes and our caller ensures a rootin’-tootin’ good time. Gingham optional!
'I hired Ceilidh Tree for my birthday Hoedown. OMG we had the best night ever, band and DJ were just brilliant. Thank you!' - Jan Croxson, Jun 2018
'We booked for a Hoedown evening and they were brilliant! Everyone danced and we all laughed a lot. I would have no hesitation in booking again.' - Kate Highland, Apr 2019
Our Pirate Ceilidhs are legendary! Get salty with pirate caller, shanty songs and dances like “Whirlpool” and “Man The Lifeboats”. We can supply pirate flags, bunting and an RC shark to fly over dancers!
'Thanks again for a really lovely evening, we LOVE the Pirate Ceilidh!' - Eleanor Dale, Nov 2017
'Thank you for making the Landlubbers’ Festival such a success.' - Maritime Museum, Sep 2016
The fusion of Bollywood and ceilidh works surprisingly well and we’re lucky to collaborate with some ace Bollywood instructors. We start with Celtic dances and ramp up to Bollywood and Banghra to finish – it’s a heady mix!
The ceilidh and Bollywood caller were simply brilliant. Everyone had such fun, thankyou for bringing everything together so expertly. - 30 Jun 2018
'The ceilidh and Bollywood caller were simply brilliant. Everyone had such fun, thankyou for bringing everything together so expertly.' - Wendy Hussain, Jun 2018