Silver Spear Ceilidh Band - Ceilidh Band

This Devon Ceilidh Band is a seriously good and fun band for your ceilidh or barn dance anywhere in Devon and the South-West. They play at weddings, anniversaries, parties, and other functions.

They offer:

  • A fantastic selection of tunes from around Britain, and few from more distant shores.
  • An expert and relaxed caller, who will get you strutting your stuff whatever age, and whatever your dancing experience.
  • Great songs to entertain you between dances while you catch your breath!
  • They play as 4-piece: caller/bodhran/fiddle, fiddle, guitar/mandolin and bass. Also as a 3-piece (no bass), or a 5-piece (with bass and drums).


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Silver Spear Ceilidh Band - Ceilidh Band Repertoire

  • Glenside Polkas
  • Dennis Murphy’s, Bill o Sullivan’s (polkas)
  • Britches Full Of Stitches - Marie’s Wedding (polkas)
  • Bellydesmond polkas
  • Kesh - Tobin’s Favourite (jig)
  • Moocoin - Frost Is All Over (jigs)
  • Haste to the wedding, Saddle the Pony (jigs)
  • Banish Misfortune (jig)
  • Atoll Highlanders (jig)
  • Dusty Windowsills, Blarney Pilgrim (jigs)
  • Killaloe Boats, Tripping Upstairs (jigs)
  • Seven Stars, Smash the Windows (jigs)
  • Oyster Girl, Tenpenny Bit (jigs)
  • Sweets of May (jig)
  • Rocky Road to Dublin - Foxhunter’s (slip jigs)
  • Soldier’s Joy - Bonaparte’s Retreat (reels)
  • Father Kelly’s – Merry Blacksmith (reels)
  • Cooley’s – Silver Spear (reels)
  • Planxty Irwin (waltz)
  • Ashokan’s Farewell (waltz)
  • Shebeg Shemore (Waltz)
  • Rights of Man - Boys of Blue Hill (hornpipes)
  • Harvest Home, Off to California (hornpipes)
  • Trumpet Hornpipe
  • Troyka (brilliant Eastern European dance/tune)
  • Nigun Atik (beautiful Middle Eastern wedding dance)
  • Horses Bransle (superb fun French dance)
  • Whiskey In The Jar (song - Irish trad.)
  • Log Cabin Home In The Sky (song – Incredible String Band)
  • Sea Fever (song – lovely setting of the famous John Masefield poem)
  • Star of the County Down (song, Irish trad)

Silver Spear Ceilidh Band - Ceilidh Band Feedback

The band was booked to play at our fund raiser event at Farringdon Village Hall, East Devon. We had organised a village Barn Dance / Social in order for parishioners to gather from around the extensive parish, and to raise funds for the village hall. Wow! How great were these guys!!!??? Simply brilliant. Three very laid back, no fuss, no nonsense musicians who worked wonders in getting everyone dancing to some great tunes. Even die-hard 'non-dancers' were dancing. A friend and neighbour found this band and recommended that we use them. What a great choice. We would certainly recommend them to anyone considering hiring a professional local Ceilidh band. Thank you very much; you certainly helped make the night a great success.

Jerry Bird,

We had had a fantastic wedding day which culminated in a ceilidh, not everyone's choice of course - until they experience the Silver Spear phenomenon! You had to be very determined to NOT dance to avoid this. He is a brilliant caller - patient and knowledgeable. On the odd occasion when everyone was too tired to dance the band just played on anyway, the music was simply delightful in its own right. We are very lucky to have such a talented band in the west country, I would not hesitate to use these guys again- if you have an event coming up book them before they become world famous and never play locally again! Cheers Steve and the band.

Chris & Jo Dinham,

Silver Spear were definitely the right choice to play at our wedding. We had a fantastic time, the music was superb and the band evoked a terrific fun atmosphere at our reception. Just about every one of our guests Joined in for a dance, and so many of them commented on how much they enjoyed the band!! We wish we could do it all over again!! A big THANK YOU!!

Becky and Andy,

Silver Spear Ceilidh Band - Ceilidh Band Set Up

  • PA system included.
  • Public Liability Insurance up to £10m.
  • All our electrical equipment is PAT tested.

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