Norfolk Ceilidhs

The Ceilidh Bands



Beatroot have played many times at Kier Hardy and Norfolk ceilidhs and bring jazz, rock and global influences to traditional tunes.

FairGreen Ceilidh Band


Fairgreen Ceilidh is driven by the two fiddles of Tri (who can turn his bow to many genres - Irish folk, country/bluegrass, jazz and blues as well as original music and improvisation) and Alex (Norfolk based session player of whom Dave Swarbrick (RIP) said played 'stunning fiddle' when her band opened for the legend. Alex’s other claim to fame-also opened for Megson and the IT Boys' UK tour! Rob on banjo, mandolin & guitar has toured Europe in Irish folk outfit Napper Tandy – great singing voice. Paul on bass holds everything together - European tours, videos, hit singles with the ace Norwich indie band The Nivens. Calling is by Chris – guitar & mandolin, Great tunes & Great dances – Norfolk & beyond!



Fendragon are a ceilidh band based in Cambridge, UK, who play traditional English folk music, with some Irish, Scottish, French and American influences.


A four piece ceilidh band with fiddle, accordion, piano and double bass. Traditional tunes from across Europe, with improvisation. Freshly produced, organic, local musicians.


The Hosepipe Band

Hosepipe Band

The band's repertoire is a mixture of traditional dance tunes from the British Isles and from other European countries, and their own compositions.

Play 'The fork in the road'

The Keel Band

keelband Keel Band

Performing a mix of Old World to New World folk music, the band's style is characterised by up-tempo jigs, reels, hornpipes & punchy marches through to sensitive ballads & rousing shanties

The Marisca Trio


The Marisca Trio play an eclectic mix of world music including tunes from New England, Canada, Shetlands, Scotland, Ireland, Northumbria and Eastern Europe. We provide great tempo for ceilidh dances with a line up of fiddles and traditional piano accompaniment. We also provide music for parties and theatrical productions, including regular performances for Sacré Theatre productions.



Pendragon are one of the region's longest established country dance bands. They play an eclectic range of music from Europe and beyond using arrangements which encompass the purely traditional to the distinctly funky. 



The band specialises in mordern folk dance music, played on wind instruments, violin, melodeon and guitar.

The Valiant Dance Band

Valiant Band

The Valiant Dance Band continues the tradition of distinctive ceilidh dance bands from the eastern counties.

The line-up of Katie Howson (melodeon), Liz Giddings (fiddle), Roger Digby (anglo concertina), Rob Neal (cello) and John Howson (banjo) has created a band that plays unusual and danceable tunes with the conviction which only comes from years of total immersion in traditional music.

Over the years members have played in some of England’s most influential ceilidh bands including The Old Hat Dance Band, Flowers and Frolics, The English String Band, PolkaWorks, Tickler’s Jam and Katie’s Quartet.



For well over a decade, their unique blend of traditional music from Britain and Ireland, coupled with lively modern songs, has kept North Norfolk based Whirligig constantly in demand for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances throughout East Anglia. The individual band members all have backgrounds in rock and jazz as well as folk which results in music with a vibrant edge that is fun to dance to. With their expert caller on hand to join in and explain the dances, a good time is guaranteed for everyone. So all in all it's easy to see the reasons for this band's longevity and enduring popularity.  (There are 5 of us in the band including our dedicated caller.)



Based in the wilds and wetlands of the Norfolk Broads UK, Willowspin plays traditional folk, and ceilidhs / barn dances - energetic reels, jigs, hornpipes, airs and other tunes from all parts of the UK.



Ceilidhs International Style with Zaramo, a Norfolk based 4 piece dance and ceilidh band. We are Sebastiana Black vocals accordion Birgitta Campbell caller fiddle recorder Kim Redshaw djembe John Firmin accordion guitar mandolin.