What is a Ceilidh?
Traditionally a Ceilidh is a
celebratory gathering with music and dancing and as such is similar to an
American Barn Dance. Drop of a Hat play traditional Irish, Scottish and
American Old Time tunes for a wide variety of traditional dances. Most of the
dance steps are simple and easily
learnt, but since most people don't know them, Drop of a Hat uses a caller
to give instructions. Before the dance starts, the caller will talk you through it
whilst you walk the steps, then prompt you throughout the dance to keep you in
the right place. The mix is excellent for weddings, parties, birthdays,
anniversaries, fund raising and similar occasions since it ensures a wide range of ages and
abilities will have fun together.
Other things to consider
We are fully equipped with a sound system requiring only a 240V supply. All our
equipment is regularly tested and has a current PAT certificate and we are fully
covered by our public
liability insurance as well.
We can work in village or church halls,
marquees, pub function rooms and the like, with or without a stage. We
need about an hour to set up our stuff and do a sound check before the dancing
We are based in Derbyshire and accept bookings within that area, South
Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
Phone Don or Jane on 01433-620304 or email
Just a sample of the many letters we receive
following performances . . . . . .
Please pass on to the rest of
the band members the best wishes of St
Peter's, Hope for 2003, and the hope that you will all have a very
prosperous and peaceful year.
We remember the evening you
played for us with great pleasure and hope you
will continue to bring happiness to many people.
Just a quick note - post
honeymoon - to say thank you so much for playing at
our wedding in October. We've had so many compliments about the day, and I
think you guys really played a major role in that - everybody thought your
were terrific. If you need any references in the future then please let us
Many thanks for the excellent
performance at our wedding earlier this month.We couldn't have enjoyed the ceilidh more and having been asked for your
by other members of our party, I think we can assume everyone else had a
very good night too!
Just a quick note to thank
you very much for entertaining us at our wedding reception
on 26th July. You have received many subsequent compliments following the
and we would both like to say 'Thanks to you all'
We will be keeping an eye on your web site for further functions - so
we'll see you again soon.
Thank you for a wonderful
night of music and dancing. Everyone present had a great time and said how
much they enjoyed your style of music and dancing. Please pass on my
thanks to all your band for a superb evening.
Please pass on our thanks to the group for
making the wedding ceilidh such a success. Many of our guests commented on how much
they enjoyed the event. The music was exactly what we wanted and
we loved the way the band continued to play in the background between
dances. The caller was also superb. We will certainly recommend you to our