Frequently Asked Questions

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. They 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 they 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, is that OK?  No problem, get in touch, if we know it we will incorporate it in our program for your event (with enough notice, we will research and if possible add to our repertoire).

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 also happy to play your special tune 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.  These can be emailed to the venue's events co-ordinator prior to your event. We also carry hard copies with us at all bookings.

My venue/event requires formal wear, can the band comply with this?  Our band currently wear all 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 and time to pack away at the end of their set, prior to the Disco starting.  However, 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.

Do we have to dance as men and ladies?  We have adopted a gender neutral calling style, please feel free to contact us and discuss your event.