Introducing Cartwheel Ceilidh




With driving rhythms and solid musicianship, Cartwheel Ceilidh (Ed. Pronounce it ‘kay-leeee’ y’all!!) is a force to be reckoned with.  Delivering the glorious traditional tunes of the British Isles, our music is guaranteed to bring friends and strangers together and inspire even the most unwilling feet to dance. With a friendly caller always on hand to help, you’ll be up dancing to jigs and reels, Stripping the Willow and marching the Gay Gordons in no time!


"Cartwheel Ceilidh. Fun, professional, exhilarating, great value"

Flexible line up to suit venue and budget; whether it’s a village hall needing just a couple of musicians, or a larger party where the whole band would be more suitable. We are fully insured. We supply a full PA system + ambient lighting and all our equipment is PAT tested. Booking is secured by signed contract. 


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For further information or to check availability for your event, please contact us



We provide Ceilidhs for many weddings - particularly during the popular summer months. We understand that this is one of the most important events of your life. We know how important it is to you that the day runs smoothly. We also know that there's alot to fit into a day and things need to be flexible. We make sure everybody knows the order of events for the evening and take any of the worry out of your hands. We simply and reliably turn up and do the job.


Other Celebrations

There are so many.  We all have significant events and anniversaries in our lives: 21st's, 30th’s, 40th's, 50th's………90th's.   Silver wedding anniversaries, Golden, Retirement to name but a few.  A large number of our bookings are made up of these types of celebrations and a Ceilidh is an ideal activity to incorporate into all of these. 



We've done alot of work in schools providing workshops for children of all ages as well as evening social Ceilidhs for children, parents and families. The educational benefits of a Cartwheel Ceilidh Dance workshop are many-fold.  It improves co-ordination, communication and fitness.  It encourages creativity and self-expression.  It brings laughter and friendship......more



We’re connected.   If we’re not available for a date we’ll try to find you a band that is.  We know many good, tried and tested bands in the area. We'll deal with all the bookings and logistics, give you the best advice and ensure that everything is setup for your important event. We take a commission but we have agreed rates with the bands we work with so you'll be paying a fair fee.


What our clients say


"You guys were magnificent. Thank you so much for everything you did to make D's big party such a happy occasion. Please pass on big thanks from all the family to the rest of the band - absolutely awesome! Great feedback from our guests today - potentially more bookings for the Cartwheel Ceilidh Band too!"


"We had a fantastic evening and have had some very positive comments from parents. Thank you so much for entertaining us -  i  have your contact details for future! Many thanks again"


“Everyone had a great evening and just loved your playing; it was great to dance to”


"I've had some wonderful feedback from people about how much they enjoyed themselves - great stuff!”


"Thank you for making my party a special and fun occasion”


"Thank you so much for helping to make my mum's birthday so memorable. Everyone had a great time and loved the music and dancing. I hope we will have the opportunity to book you for another event and I will certainly recommend  you"


"I loved the upbeat feel of your music-making, which really inspired the dancers (and me) and your repertoire was excellent! Great instrument combos too and I found myself jigging about - r.e.s.u.l.t!!"  


"Thanks for making our evening go off so well you were all excellent"


"Dear Cartwheelers. A huge thank you for your brilliance and  flexibility. Everyone enjoyed your lively playing and great caller

The Ceilidh connoisseurs amongst the guests were very impressed. You were the perfect end to a truly magical day.

Thank you"


"We just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for playing such beautiful, fantastic and fun music throughout our wedding party"


"The verdict on the wedding has been unanimously - perfect. And the ceilidh went down an absolute storm. You were wonderful, and please pass that on to Patrick and Iona"


"Just to say thank you to you and the band for providing us with great music and dancing on Saturday. Sorry I didn’t get chance to thank you all  personally at the end of the evening. The ceilidh was just what were hoping for and was enjoyed by all. We certainly won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future"


"Many thanks to you and to the rest of the band and the caller for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding! You got everyone dancing and enjoying themselves ñ we loved every minute. Thank you so much!"

"I just wanted to say thank you to you all for the wonderful job you all did at our wedding. Everyone had such fun, and the final dance is a piece of genius!"

"We loved the band last year and would like to book you again for Friday 27 September
Can you please pass on my grateful thanks to Patrick, Brian, Iona and Peter for a great performance on Saturday night."

"As a band they were fabulous - what a friend of mine described as 'top drawer!'.
They're so vibrant, lively, rhythmic, jolly and talented. They got us all going in a lovely friendly atmosphere."

"The Barn Dance was a brilliant idea with everyone joining in - young and old"

"The great band definitely made the evening go with a swing"

"The music and dancing was so enjoyable. We seldom get the chance to dance and we loved tripping the light fantastic"

"Lee and I wanted to write and say the biggest and most heart-felt THANK YOU!!!! for a truly fantastic wedding"

"I have to say the ceilidh completely nailed it with our crowd"

"Thank you so much for such lively music and for encouraging everyone to get up and dance"

"So many people have said what a great evening they had, and how wonderful the band was. You provided exactly what we needed, and it was perfect. A very big thank you."

"The Bees Knees Up Ceilidh last month was a huge success with The Cartwheel Ceilidh Band getting everyone up on their feet for a night of music and dance"

"Please thank your band for a fabulous night on Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it"

"Your caller was fab at getting so many involved in a small place so please do pass on our thanks."

"It was a delight to see so many cousins and friends of the bride and groom having such fun...even some of the older generation managed to find a bit of space to squeeze in occasionally!"

"It was great to have such a good band lead the Ceilidh and I'm sure that's why the dance floor was always full. Many thanks to you all for sharing your talents & enthusiasm. We will certainly recommend you to others"

"Just wanted to say how fantastic the band were, we had so many great comments from guests about how much they enjoyed it. It really did get people on their feet. "

"The Ceilidh was absolutely brilliant and everyone commented on how much fun they had."

"The music was great, and we also thought the amplification and mixing was also perfect ñ filling the hall with a good rich sound but also allowing people to talk. We could not fault a thing"

"It was a great success. We had great fun and the band were super. I got my gay gordons and they did a dashing white sergeant along with a strip with willow. Will my body ever recover from being thrown around (and doing my fair share of throwing!)"

"Many thanks to you and your team for last night. A great night had by all. We'll keep your details for future events."

"Thank you for the absolutely GREAT music and dancing at the LCM party."

"So, thank you very much. It was a good decision to have a barn dance and an even better decision to have yours."

"Many, many thanks for making our Parish Festival Barn Dance such a wonderful evening! Everyone had such a good time and loved that we had invited you back! ....... families loved that the event was so inclusive and thought your music made it very special."

"Lots of great comments about the calling- and how clear and easy it was to follow!"

"Thank you so much for the brilliant music and calling that you provided for our wedding. It was wonderful and really contributed to our day. We had the most amazing time."

"You were really professional with the setting up and taking down and your communication made it really easy to plan the evening. The speakers worked out great for the post ceilidh dancing as well

"You guys were amazing and it was exactly as we wanted. If you want me to write a review somewhere, I'd be more than happy."

"Thank you again to the always wonderful Cartwheel Ceilidh Band. A great fun evening.
The night would just not have been as good without them."

"You were exactly what we wanted and we'd happily recommend your group to others wanting a fun evening with great musicianship."

"At last getting around to thanking you guys for a brilliant party on Saturday 11th March.
The band were perfect. Thanks again"

"Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution to our amazing day!"

"Thank you for an incredible Barn Dance. Jamie and I (I think everyone else) had an incredible time."

"The whole group really enjoyed their night and was a huge success. Thank you so much for putting on a good night and for all your help with such a last minute booking!"

"Everyone at the club really enjoyed the Band . We also raised £1,560 for Prospect Hospice."

"Once again a massive thank you to you all, you guys were absolutely splendid and made the evening a stunner."

"Thanks for a great night on Friday. Everyone had a brilliant time and I'm sure we'll do it again."

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding in October. We had an absolutely amazing evening and our guests enjoyed themselves immensely.
We will most definitely be recommending you to anyone else who is interested in having a ceilidh."





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