The Macaroon Ceilidh Band, based in Kendal, Cumbria, is the perfect party band for your wedding, civil partnership, birthday, anniversary, family gathering, community event and any other celebration.
The three-piece band consists of Pete French on piano, Philippa Bull on fiddle and Spanish bagpipes (gaita), and Colin Blakey on whistles, flute, banjo, gaita and Scottish smallpipes.
Between them they have many years' experience of playing for dancing.
The music is predominantly Scottish, Cumbrian, Irish and Old-Timey, with a distinct Shetland feel - flying melodies underpinned by bouncy rhythmic piano played in the style of the great Violet Tulloch. Traditional, quirky, and full of life - very dancy indeed…
The Macaroons are joined by an expert dance caller for all their ceilidh gigs, so both beginners and experienced dancers can enjoy a range of set dances from around the world.
We work with some of Cumbria's finest callers including Fiona Rigg, Martyn Harvey, Chris Bland, Bill Lloyd, Les Ord and Sue Nicholls.
The Macaroon Ceilidh Band is also available for many other kinds of events eg listening concerts, processions, galas, fairs and festivals - throughout Cumbria and beyond.
We have public liability insurance and all our electrical equipment is PAT safety-tested.
Please explore our website, and to book and/or find out more, please contact us.