The Beech Band & Ceilidhs
We have played for loads of Ceilidhs. Anybody who has played in The Beech or The Dulcimer is in The Beech Band and will be asked to play at Ceilidhs. This generates a band of between 20 and 30. We play small venues like social clubs and church halls so we don't need a PA. We have used a PA and will probably do so again.
Ken Deeks is our Caller and we, and our audiences, think he is more than a bit good. Rob Phillips Jenn Satnley, Rachel Osbourne, Ishbel Saxton and Mandy Pearks have also Called and Rob and Ken are organising Callers Workshops - more news as and when. They get people up, teach them what to do and it's excellent fun.
Next Beech Band Ceilidh
Saturday 28 May 8 - pm
St Ninians Church
Egerton Road South
Beech Band Ceilidh Dates for your Diaries
Saturday 9 July, Sue & Paul's Wedding Ceilidh, Heald Green Village Hall
Saturday 3 September, A Ceildh for Ged, Chorlton irish Club
We do say to anybody who might play with us:
"You don't have to know all the tunes or even all of any particular tune, just play what you can and that way it sounds like an arrangement."
We use a selection of the easier tunes from our tune book in an even bigger format to make sight reading easy. I guess most people play from memory.
This zipped file contains the tunes we use at Ceilidhs.