Ceilidhs

Energetic, sociable and fun, the English ceilidh scene has flourished in recent years, generating an exciting mix of new bands and callers who we are proud to invite here to Warwick Folk Festival.

Ceilidhs take place in the new Warwick Hall in the centre of the Festival Site, Warwick School, Myton Rd, Warwick, CV34 6PP.

Monster Ceilidh Band

Monster Ceilidh Band

Monster Ceilidh Band seamlessly blend electronic dance music with traditional folk music and manage to encourage diverse audiences from all over the world to get up and party! Their pioneering mix of Drum'n'Bass with Traditional Folk has been endorsed by outstanding live performances. “The…

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Urban Folk Theory

Urban Folk Theory

Urban Folk Theory have been emerging into the folk world since 2011 with a new approach to Folk and ceilidh; where excellent folk musicianship meets technology, sweeping you into the next generation of full tilt late night concert or dance extravaganzas. We are aimed at attracting the younger…

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Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

PEEPING TOM were described recently as a "veteran folk-rock band with all the riffs and reels, National Treasures all of them"! They have been performing continuously over the last forty-five years, playing all the major festivals and dance clubs. Considered by many to be the UK's favourite dance…

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Banter

Banter

Featuring Simon Care (melodeon), Nina Zella (piano/keyboards) and Tim Walker (brass, percussion & caller), Banter is a band to watch. Bursting on to the Festival scene in their first year, Banter are all about having a great night dancing to the best tunes, played with a cheeky twist. All…

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Hekety

Hekety

The Hekety sound is a fusion of English tradition with a wide range of influences (rock, kletzmer, jazz, baroque… you name it), combining seamlessly to make an eminently danceable whole. Featuring strong melodies, rich harmonies and intricately woven improvisation from melodeon, fiddle and…

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Tautus Roks

Tautus Roks

Tautas Roks are a young and energetic band playing music from a range of genres. They play a variety of gigs ranging from village fetes and weddings to festivals. Whether you are looking for a chilled out evening or the opportunity to get up and dance, Tautas Roks can cater to your musical needs.…

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Martyn Harvey

Martyn Harvey

Martyn is a very experienced engaging caller for fun ceilidhs from Kendal, Cumbria. He calls mostly in the North West but also travels all over the country and in France. As dancer all of his life, he knows how much fun ceilidhs are and that a good caller is of paramount importance for a…

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Phil Bassindale

Phil Bassindale

Phil Bassindale used to dance with a morris dancing team in London before getting in contact with the Bristol Morris Men when he moved to the city. Fresh faced, with plenty of enthusiasm – Philip promises to deliver a lively and energetic ceilidh whatever the weather. He can be found regularly…

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