Still Reeling are a fun ceilidh band based in
North West England.
We are highly experienced musicians and together with our own 'in house' caller, we provide a good evenings entertainment - ideal for birthdays; weddings; anniversaries; theme nights and fundraisers.

Still Reeling are a Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band based in Darwen Lancashire.

The dances and music we use are a variety of English / Irish / Scottish / American and European.

As a band we have performed at weddings; birthday and anniversary parties, fundraising events; Folk Festivals; themed nights (Scottish; Irish and Hoe Down). We have also provided music for drinks receptions; a theatre production and Twinning events.

We usually perform as a 4 piece band and caller - we can however provide other options if your event has different requirements (e.g. costs; size of venue; small gathering etc). Contact us to discuss we will try our best to accommodate your individual requirements.

All our electrical equipment is PAT tested and we have Public Liability Insurance.

For further information and reviews, Still Reeling are members of Last Minute Musicians
Short video clips are also on our Facebook page:  Still Reeling | Facebook

Barn Dances and Ceilidhs

Traditional music and dances with caller Suitable for Parties, Weddings, Social Events and Fundraisers.

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Set up and Performance Information

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Terms and Conditions

What we will require, to ensure you and your guests enjoy your event.

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Is there a difference between Ceilidh or Barn Dance?

No not really; the dancing and music is traditionally based.

What if I don't know how to dance?

Our caller will walk you through the dances. He will call the moves whilst you are dancing to our music. The event is meant to be fun, so you don't have to get it right. Also, our 'in-house' caller has a head set mic, so he can assist you and your guests on the dance floor.

Our event is mixed age group, will that be a problem?

No, if anything Ceilidhs and Barn Dances are ideal. We have had dancers from as young as 2 years (we have had younger in parents’ arms) and over 80 years young. Our dances range from waltz and walking speed to the very fast, our caller will ensure that a suitable mix of dances are used, so that all your guests have an opportunity to dance.

I have a particular dance I would like at my event:

No problem, let us know, if we know it we will incorporate it in our program (with enough notice, we will research and if possible add to our repetoire)

Do you have anything special to start and finish with at a wedding?

Yes, having experienced many weddings, we offer a wide range of ways to start and finish your special day, (please contact us to discuss). We are even happy to play your favourite number via our PA kit, if you have it on your iPod or phone.

Our venue has requested that they see any entertainers’ certificates. Is this OK?

No problem. We have PLI and PAT testing certificates.  They can be emailed to the venue's events co-ordinator prior to your event. We also carry certificates with us at all bookings.

My venue/event requires formal wear

Our band currently wear black outfits, with our caller wearing white shirt and coloured waistcoat (usually to suit the theme eg Tartan for Scottish events).
However, if informed in advance we can wear more formal attire (e.g. Black-Tie events). However, the main instrumentalist (Accordion; Flute and Violin) are unable to wear jackets for performance, due to our requirement to have unrestricted arm movement.

Can I have a disco after the ceilidh?

Of course! If you want to continue to dance the night away after the ceilidh; however please be aware that the band will require a large area to set up, and space to pack away at the end of their set.
Or if you want your own playlist via an iPad, phone or laptop - why not consider using our kit, members of Still Reeling will remain on site and operate the PA - ask us for a quote. 
  • Darwen, England, United Kingdom

Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band

Katie Badge


Still Reeling played for our daughter's wedding at the end of April and everyone had a marvellous time. Their musicianship was excellent as were the caller's instructions (it really helped that he came out into the hall to explain and demonstrate); throughout the whole of the evening the dance floor was packed with young and old alike having a great time. The pre wedding correspondence with Mary was excellent too and she answered any questions I had. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a ceilidh band for an event

Stephen Birch


Mary and the band were great at our daughter's wedding celebration. They were friendly and professional and very flexible and adaptable. We had a wide range of ages taking part and the caller and the band were great with everyone and particularly the younger children, making sure that they could take part in the dances. It was very relaxed and enjoyable and they really contributed to a great family celebration. We'd definitely recommend them

Treley Burch


Still Reeling did a great set for our daughters' naming ceremony. We had the band of 4, including Paul the caller who also played and sang. It was a great mix of dances, suitable for all ages and abilities, tunes and a couple of songs too. They were brilliant at reacting to the crowd knowing when to wait for the next dance and when to push on to get dancers up. Really enjoyed the music and the dancing. Thank you x