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
- Beverly Gayton
The girls, teachers and Headmistress LOVED it and for many it was their first experience of a ceilidh (I’m sure it won’t be their last!) There was so much happiness and laughter! - 19 Apr 2020
- Jemma Bicknell
We loved working with Will and the Ceilidh Tree! They were fun, professional and exceeded our expectations in every way! - 23 Feb 2019
'Amazing evening. The band were excellent and worked with the group to set the tone and pace of the dances. Everyone had a great time.' - Vanessa Avery, Jul 2019
'The children were really engaged – it was lovely to see them learning new dances. I have seen a few ‘Ceilidhs’ in the playground this week following on from Saturday night. If you book the Ceilidh Tree you are guaranteed a fun time!' - Vanessa Wiltcher, Apr 2014
'It was absolutely brilliant. The kids all enjoyed themselves so much and I was so happy for them. I will be booking them again. (16th Birthday Party)' - Robin Smale, Mar 2019
'A big thank you for your work at the school. Judging by the feedback the kids have had a brilliant time...I think you are instilling a real enjoyment of folk dancing in this school!' - C. Tate, Apr 2015
We provide family barndances, school ceilidhs or events with a mix of children and adults. Our huge repertoire of dances can be adjusted to suit all ages or to incorporate themes e.g. our Pirate Ceilidh which we provided for the National Maritime Museum’s family festival.
We are experienced workshop leaders, fully DBS checked and create exciting sessions for all ages in ceilidh dancing, folk music and song. We’ve run ceilidh and music workshops for CBeebies, EFDSS and for a yearly project teaching traditional songs and dances across ten schools.
- Annabel Stockman
The whole project was a huge success, and everybody - kids, teachers, families, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it all. Huge, huge thanks for every ounce of your energy, it is so appreciated. - 19 Apr 2020
- Beth B.
The band did a fantastic job; brilliant trio! (EFDSS Family Barndance @ Cecil Sharp House) - 19 Apr 2019
'The whole project was a huge success, and everybody - kids, teachers, families, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it all. Huge, huge thanks for every ounce of your energy, it is so appreciated.' - Annabel Stockman, Apr 2020
'The band did a fantastic job; brilliant trio! (EFDSS Family Barndance @ Cecil Sharp House)' - Beth B., Apr 2019
'Ceilidh Tree delivered two brilliant events. The kids and the families who all took part loved it! Big thanks again for planning great sessions' - Jemma Bicknell, Oct 2018
'A Scottish ceilidh – so much fun! Thanks Ceilidh Tree for a brilliant day. (Rowan Prep School Ceilidh Workshops)' - Diana Lewis, Sep 2016
We love PTA ceilidhs, school fundraisers or events for staff and parents and will make your school event as fun as possible! If you’ve not run a ceilidh before we can advise on the format of the evening and help maximize attendance.
- Sarah Dellavedova
Thank you so much for a fantastic night entertaining the kids and parents at our primary school Barn Dance last week. We've had lots of people say how much fun it was. - 19 Oct 2017
- Catherine Davies
What a fantastic evening. The band were very accommodating and everyone danced all evening to their fabulous music. Highly recommend. (PTA Ceilidh) - 15 Jul 2019
'Thank you SO much for helping to make our PTA ceilidh such a memorable event! We've had brilliant feedback from parents, teachers and the headmistresses' - Kate Hayler, Jul 2017
'THANK YOU SO MUCH for a fantastic ceilidh. There were a lot of people there who had never been to a ceilidh before and had a brilliant night” - Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Ceilidh' - Rachel Schofield, Jan 2015
'We had a great night - the band were excellent as they got everyone dancing and everyone had so much fun! (PTA Ceilidh)' - Hazel Norval, Mar 2019
'What a fantastic evening. The band were very accommodating and everyone danced all evening to their fabulous music. Highly recommend. (PTA Ceilidh)' - Catherine Davies, Jul 2019
Need a quote for your kids ceilidh, school workshop or family barndance? Submit your info below or phone / email guitarist Will (07946616380). For a quick availability check or quote you can use our Ceilidh Bot here.