Ceilidh Band Newcastle
Ceilidh Band Newcastle

Ceilidh Band with caller and DJ in the North East of England

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Most of these photos are by Alan Mason Photography. It's always a real pleasure to work with Alan and we love the photos. There are also some perhaps less artistic creations taken on our phone - they still tell another bit of the story




Ceilidh Knights band with caller and DJ


Ceilidh Knights are one of the North East leading professional and fun ceilidh bands. The ceilidh band was formed in the North East in 2002 when Gordon (the caller) relocated here from Scotland where he had been running Ceilidhs since the late 1980s. Ceilidhs are a great fun way to start a party and are especially good for weddings where 2 sides of the family and friends may not know each other. A Ceilidh is a fun way of getting everyone to mix and just get that party started straight after the 1st dance. Full demonstrations and instructions are given for every dance and it doesn't matter if the moves are all perfect or not, just so long as everyone has a go and joins in the fun.

Ceilidh Knights provides music for weddings, parties, birthdays, functions and corporate events. From the North East's largest castles, hotels and stately homes, to village halls and marquees, Ceilidh Knights have performed in well over 300 venues around Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham and North Yourkshire.

Consisting of an experienced Scottish caller with well over 30 years of Ceilidh demonstrating experience, fiddle, keyboards and drums, Ceilidh Knights provides the perfect ceilidh experience for experienced Ceilidh goers or complete novices keen to have a go. In addition to traditional and modern style ceilidh music, the players can play some Ballroom or Modern Sequence Dance music giving the opportunity for a mix of musical styles to please a variety of tastes. This can be followed by our live covers band, DJ or even Karaoke if you really must! See our DJ Playlist example page



The Ceilidh Knights band playing The Dashing White Sergeant at a wedding at Le Petit Chateau in Otterburn, Northumberland. Gordon calling and playing keyboards, Jonathan on fiddle and Les on Drums.


Ceilidh Knights is part of North East Soiree, a group of professional musicians who provide a variety of musical ensembles from String Quartet, Jazz Bands, Background Duo and Trios, full Swing Jazz Band and an outstanding and fun live Party Covers band. In North East Soiree the musicians play in a number of the groups, so for discounted prices a full package can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. Perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. It all started however with the Ceilidh Band and Gordon has been running his own band under various band names since 1990 and all of the evening bands start with the Ceilidh Band players and then add our regular team of specialists to form the Jazz, Swing or Party bands. So the band can keep changing style by adding only a few players and a high quality disco with your own playlist all at minimal extra cost.




Wedding Fairs


Gordon will be attending the following Wedding Fairs in the North East...

Newcastle Civic Centre wedding fair on Sunday 16th February 2020 from 11am till 3pm. www.weddingfairsnortheast.com

Headlam Hall Wedding Fayre on Sunday 8th March 2020 from 11am till 2pm. northeastbrides.com

Ceilidh Knights at Durham Castle

Strip the Willow in Durham Castle
Photo: Alan Mason Photography






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Ceilidh Knights in a Tipi

Ceilidh Knights at a Ceilidh in a Tipi in a small clearing in the middle of in a wood. Electric power from small generator.



Scots style Ceilidh Band with caller based in County Durham


North East Soiree winner for Music