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Half Moon Ceilidh Band


If you are looking for a ceilidh band with a modern sound but traditional roots then the Half Moon Ceilidh Band are the answer. 

Half Moon Ceilidh Band are a unique example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can blend together into a totally fresh interpretation of folk music.

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This raucous band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south to create a perfect sound for any celebration!

The standard line-up for the band is the seven piece band, and for some serious wow factor the band is available with an extensive and lively eight piece option. 

From saxophone and electric bass to accordion flute and fiddle, there's something in the half moon ceilidh band sound that makes it perfect for everyone. The basic seven piece can be expanded further by the bands incredible drummer for some extra impact rhythm.

The band have been playing together for four years and are fast gaining a fearsome reputation as one of the best live acts on the folk circuit. They work with some of the finest callers on the English country dance scene to bring unparalleled experience to weddings, parties and functions. 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Dashing White Sergeant
2.Circassian circle
3.Lucky Sevens
4.Cumberland Square 8
5.Roza
6.Withces reel
7.Clopton Bridge
8.Gay Gordons
9.Swedish Masquerade
10.Eightsome reel
11.Strip the Willow
12.Andro
13.Canadian Barndance
14.Dishrag Dance
15.Suicide Sqaure
16.Cornish six hand reel
17.Boston Tea Party
18.Oxo Reel
19.Four Around Four
20.Bottoms Up
21.Bearnards Waltz
22.The Willow Tree

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Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Everything was perfect - the band arrived on time (although had to wait because we were behind and they stayed late to accommodate us) and set up discreetly. The caller and the music couldn't have been better, and everyone had tremendous fun. Would certainly book again, and had several enquiries. No negative comments to make whatsoever!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Everything was perfect - the band arrived on time (although had to wait because we were behind and they stayed late to accommodate us) and set up discreetly. The caller and the music couldn't have been better, and everyone had tremendous fun. Would certainly book again, and had several enquiries. No negative comments to make whatsoever!
Thank you Half Moon!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you all so much for the fantastic music at our wedding! Everyone had a great time and danced until exhausted!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Just to say thank you so much for playing and calling for us at the ceilidh on Saturday. We all had so much fun and your caller was incredibly patient!
We loved all your music and the energy you put into it. You seemed to get practically all the guests dancing by the end and it made the most wonderful finale to a perfect day.
Many thanks again and we wish you all a great summer,

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Thank you so much for Saturday! Everyone said they loved it and really got into it. My Dad is still raving about you guys and keeps putting you on Spotify!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Guys, we just don't have the words!
You were fantastic from start to finish and really, really made the night for us. I think the best tribute you could have had came from a pair of Jen's cousins who struggled with finding partners of the opposite sex so paired up together (one of our other guests even kindly provided "the lady" with a fascinator)... They said
'At most weddings you get a crap DJ and an awkward dancefloor. This is awesome!'
Alright, neither are the most articulate of lads, but the sentiment was echoed by all!
When we booked you, I was banking on 6 of you including the caller but when I counted, there was 6 AND a caller so that extra mile was not covered unnoticed, thank you. The melding of the bands enthusiasm and incredible musicality was awesome.
Lastly, point us in the direction of where ever we can write a review of you guys and we'll gladly do it.
Our warmest thanks.

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Thanks guys, you were fab! Perfect end to a perfect night! xxx

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Thank you all so much for providing the perfect entertainment for our wedding. The Scottish contingent unanimously said that "Half Moon Ceilidh Band is the best ceilidh outside of Scotland"!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for sending the 4 very gifted musicians to us for Sat night - they really made our party special and "what shall we do with a drunken sailor" went down a storm (twice!). They were very accommodating with our special needs children and didn't get phased even when our son tried to play the guitar and hug the band member at the same time! It was a fantastic evening and please pass on our thanks again to the guys! We hope to be able to book you again at some point!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Big thanks for the wonderful Ceilidh at Ben and Hannah's wedding last night. Great enjoyment all round

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Thank you guys for an amazing 50th birthday party last night in West End. You were BRILLIANT!!! Fab caller who got everyone up to dance in their kilts and tartan tammy's. Thanks again from Ann and Stefan old man Saunders!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Great band, lovely people, made a nice evening memorable!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Hi Ruth, just a quick email to say thank you so much for yesterday evening, we had a fantastic night and the band really added to the party atmosphere. Everyone was complimenting the musicians. Thank you so much.

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Just wanted to say thank you for performing at our party last night, you were brilliant. Everyone had an amazing time, it was so much fun

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Thank you so much for Saturday- you guys were fantastic and so many people have said that to us since and asked how we found you! You guys totally rock!!!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

It was a great night, thank you, have had lots of positive comments about you all from my guests.

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Just wanted to thank you all for providing a wonderful ceilidh for my sister's wedding last weekend in Cheriton. It was the high point of the evening and nobody could stop talking about you because your enthusiasm made it so easy for everyone to take part.You made a real impression as extremely talented musicians with a very entertaining (if cheeky!) caller: "Meringue warning..."!!!

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

I would like to thank you very much, I had such a great evening. Could you please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band, you were all fantastic.I had so many complementary comments from my guests, who ranged from seasoned ceilidh goers to people who had never been to a ceilidh before. They all said how good you were and what a fun evening it had been.

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Our thanks to all the guys who played last night; the atmosphere was lovely and laid back and many many people have mentioned how great they thought the music was - so thanks again! (Although I'll not be trying to dance a polka with a bride again?)

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Josh, you were all brilliant, and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Please thank the rest of the band, and if I could think of an excuse for another party I would! Thanks once again. Best wishes,

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all at Half Moon Ceilidh Band!I personally had a fantastic time and thought you guys were perfect! The caller had endless energy, even on such a hot/humid evening! I have had so many follow on comments from guests about how much they enjoyed the Ceilidh, how well the music was played and how much fun they had! All of this is down to your troop!Truly a huge thank you. I will, without a shadow of a doubt be recommending you to any and all.

Half Moon Ceilidh Band

Lydia and I just wanted to thank you, and all the the band and your caller, for the excellent night you gave us at Newbury. Everyone is still talking about it.

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