A Ceilidh ("kay-lee": descended from the Gaelic word), means ‘gathering’ or ‘party'. However, these days a Ceilidh usually means a fun filled night of dancing to live foot stomping English, Irish & Scottish folk music in great company!
A ceilidh / barn dance is an active and very inclusive form of social dancing for people of all ages.
This makes them ideal for events such as weddings!
The dances often follow a recognisable structure, such as formations in squares, circles or lines, and a fairly regular pattern where the various dance couples do things in turn.
There's also no need to know how to dance. With one of our expert callers on hand, we run you through the moves of each dance before it starts. The caller continues to guide you once the dance has started, so you won't get lost half way through!.
Ceilidhs are perfect for weddings as the evening can be tailored to bring together guests of all ages. With our caller to guide you, everyone can join in, even if you have never danced before.
We can play your first dance for you and co-ordinate your guests to form a guard of honour as you depart, and everything in between. Let us make your wedding reception a night to remember!
English ceilidhs are an excellent way to raise funds for villages, churches, clubs and other organisations. If you’re planning a Christmas, New Year or Burns Night party, you can't beat our ceilidhs/barn dances for having good fun and mixing people together.
If you are planning to include a raffle, we’re happy to run it for you on the day. And we can provide gender-neutral calling if that’s appropriate for your group.
Wondering who to book as your 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th party band? Frog on a Bike are great for parties. Absolutely no previous dancing experience is needed as the caller explains what you have to do. Making mistakes is part of the fun, so whether you're a keen dancer or a complete ceilidh novice, you will still have a brilliant time.
Whether it's a Christmas party or an end of conference networking event, a ceilidh is an ideal way to get everybody involved and enjoying themselves. Give your staff and contacts a unique team building event.
Frog on a Bike have forged quite a reputation on the Festival dance scene and are the perfect band for your Folk Festival!
We have played ceilidhs at Rochester Sweeps, Whitby Folk Week, Wallingford Bunkfest, Ely Folk Festival and the prestigious Towersey Festival! Bookings for 2019 have included Todmorden Folk Festival (hopefully returning again in 2022) and Cambridge Folk Festival! With our foot stomping sound and exuberant energy, we are the perfect band for your festival, so book now to avoid dissapointment.