The Unity Project Charity Ceilidh with SOAS Ceilidh Band for people with No Recourse to Public Funds
A very Happy New Year to you all in ceilidh land (it’s still January, so we can still stay that). We have some very exciting things happening for us this year, but before that, we want to thank everybody who booked us or came to one of our many gigs last year. 2019 was a […]
A slightly belated post, but in August 2019, Frog on a Bike played their very first Cambridge Folk Festival! It was a sheer delight to bring our particular brand of high energy, English folk music to the good people of Cambridge Folk Festival. The crowd was excellent, with most up and dancing nearly every single […]
On a Friday in September 2019, Stumpy Oak made their debut appearance at the eminent home of English folk music – Cecil Sharp House – as part of the Knees Up Cecil Sharp ceilidh series. A dedicated national centre for folk music and arts based in London, Cecil Sharp House takes its name from the […]
In September 2019 Stumpy Oak ventured deep into Cambridgeshire Fenland for their first visit to the quirky Bedinghams Farm – in the hamlet of Sutton Gault (near Ely, Cambridgeshire) – bringing their unique combination of high energy ceilidh and disco/DJ set to Hannah & Ben’s wedding day celebrations. The venue is quite literally in the […]
Stumpy Oak recently played for Nadia’s garden party style 40th birthday held in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside village of Carlton. The venue for this early evening function was the Chellington Centre – a stunning 12th-century deconsecrated church, surrounded by open countryside. Nowadays, the building is most commonly used as a residential venue for youth groups […]
Late in May Stumpy Oak provided a Thursday evening ceilidh and disco for Catherine and Samuel’s wedding at Wood Farm, Everdon in Northamptonshire. Located just outside Daventry, Wood Farm is surrounded by rolling countryside – this created a beautiful natural backdrop to our musicians as the balcony window looked out on a stunning sunset. Catherine and […]
Devon ceilidh band Jiggery with caller Christian Mayne played a relaxed and informal alfresco ceilidh in beautiful Dartmoor surroundings at the Chagfood Community Event last Saturday. Chagfood is a community supported market garden supplying year-round organic vegetable shares to Chagford and its neighbouring villages. Once a year they throw open the doors and provide a […]
In January 2019 Barry and Erin from Stumpy Oak were asked to play for the Bury St Edmunds Scottish Reel Club’s Burns night supper and dance. They were joined by the club’s own dance tutor, Alison Giles who is an experienced Scottish dance teacher and a great, patient ceilidh caller. The Scottish Reel Club meets […]
My name is Gordon and I’m a barn dance caller, musician and band leader. I have been running barn dances for Weddings, parties and corporate functions for as long as I can remember.
In this blog I will be talking all about how much space you actually need to run a barn dance.