The Beer For Breakfast
band are experts at performing the music for
Their lively infectious music is perfect for
weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals,
and for any other reason you wish,
from very large events to very small gatherings.
Playing as a five piece Ceilidh band, they
use one of three excellent callers, Michael,
Francis or Bill, to give your Ceilidh an Irish,
Scottish or English flavour- depending on
what you want! The callers are all very experienced
and are there to make your event very enjoyable
and for you to have FUN.
A Ceilidh (pronounced ‘kay-
lee’) is a gathering for music and dance
and is one of the best ways to ensure that
the people at your event meet each other in
a FUN atmosphere. Any one who can walk can
take part and no previous experience is necessary.
Ceilidh dancing can involve large or small
groups of people and is pretty easy to pick
up. The dances are pattern dances and may
be done in lines, squares and circles and
many are progressive which means that couples
change partners regularly during the dance.
A Ceilidh is particularly suitable for groups
of mixed ages and tastes and Beer For Breakfast
are absolute masters of their craft. Their
experienced ‘caller’ will instruct
you in each dance before you do it, ‘call’
the steps and supervise the dance once it
starts. They even ‘walk you through’
the dances. Getting the steps absolutely right
is neither expected nor demanded, in fact
the object is to have FUN and lots of it!
The evening will usually be split
into periods of 45 mins to 60 mins and they
will perform a song or a tune in between
dances as necessary, to allow you to get
your breath back!
Popular dances include:
The Big Set Mixer, Bridge of Athlone, The
Oxo Reel, La Rouse, The Circassian Circle,
Rebecca’s Roundabout, Cottagers Jig,
Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Strip
the Willow, Dashing White Sergeant, The Gay
Gordons, Eightsome reel, St Bernards Waltz,
Canadian Barn Dance, Pride of Erin Walz. Always
happy to organise the Ceilidh to fit in with
or any other activities you have planned.
Beer For Breakfast is a brilliant Ceilidh