Still not 100% sure that a ceilidh is right for your event? Well, please read on!
Everyone can dance!
How many weddings have you been to where there's a sense of reluctance amongst one or other of the different generations? When you have a ceilidh, everyone gets involved, regardless of age or ability! We’ve played at weddings where children as young as four and adults as old as eighty have been dancing at the same time.
Ceilidhs are a great way to mix up your guests.
Most ceilidh dances involve some form of partner swapping, mixing with other groups, or progressing round a circle. This is a great way for guests to interact with those they wouldn’t normally get a chance to talk to. And who knows, perhaps a chance ceilidh encounter between two singletons could even result in romance! After all, before the invention of recorded music, dances and balls were THE primary way of securing a spouse!
We bring our own sound system.
What does this mean? It means that when the ceilidh is finished you can play your own playlist of tunes nice and loudly from your ipod/iPhone/laptop so that you get the same feeling of an end of the night disco/classical concert/rock concert (or whatever you want - it's your playlist of music, so you get to chose!). Plus, our modern PA system (complete with subwoofer) is better than many of the sound systems owned by professional DJs.
Ceilidh bands have volume control.
This means that if you want the band to be loud, they can be; but it also means if you want them to be quiet, they can be too. Unlike most wedding bands, ceilidh bands are very well versed in performing acoustically which means they can play extremely quietly (unlike many modern wedding bands, who have to cater for loud, aggressive drummers or screeching guitar solos).
Ceilidh bands help you burn off the six slices of cake you just ate.
According to science, ceilidh dancing burns a surprising number of calories. A few dances can more than justify eating that extra portion of desert, helping yourself to a second hog roast, or swinging by the cheese and crackers table one more time.
No more dodgy DJs.
As previously mentioned, we provide our own sound system, so if you want to have a disco before, in between, or at the end of the ceilidh, all you have to do is make your own playlist on your computer or phone and plug it into the band's sound system. Keep it simple, there's no need for the additional hassle and expense of booking a DJ. We also provide lights too, helping to create the right atmosphere for your disco.
There are many other reasons to have a ceilidh band, but we will leave it there for now and end on this note: having a ceilidh band at your wedding will be great fun for everyone. So book a ceilidh; you know it makes sense!