Ceilidh is now used generic name for social traditional dance night. Many people in the past used the term Barn Dance or even Country Dance Night.
Dances and tunes come from all over the UK and occasionally from other parts of Europe.
The Wagonload of Monkeys is one of the longest running outfits (25 years and counting) and most successful Ceilidh bands in our area. Their programs are tailored to the occasion and the dancers, but Maggie’s clear instructions at the start of each set, ensure everyone can join in the fun. The band play more than one instrument so you will hear whistles, fiddles, melodeons, hammered dulcimer, small bagpipes, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, percussion and bass. Between sets, while you get your breath back, the band provides music of the same style on CD or ipod/mp3. The band regularly performs at Function Rooms, Hotels, public halls, barns and pubs throughout Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Rutland. If you’ve got room to dance, the band will play.