Named after the York lane in which Ebor Morris's practice hall is situated, the Bad Bargain Ceilidh Band is a Ceilidh, or Barn Dance band from York who specialise in English traditional country dances and tunes; ideal for beginners and novel for specialists as many of the dances come from unpublished manuscripts or traditional sources.
We draw from a pool of 8 musicians, most of whom have been playing traditional music on the folk scene for many years.
If you have not been to one of our dances before this is what happens:
The caller announces the dance and asks people to bring a partner onto the dance floor:
The caller walks dancers through the dance:
The dance begins with the caller providing reminders:
The band plays acoustically or through its own PA system as
circumstances demand and offers a distinctive package of
A programme of dances for all, explained by our caller.
Demonstration of solo traditional dances such as broom and step dancing.
All at a competitive price
Ebor Morris (whose musicians play in the band) is York's male morris side, performing Cotswold stick & hanky and local long-sword dances. If you would like to book the Morris, please contact the Bagman via www.ebormorris.org.uk. To book the Band, please contact Jonathan Brockbank, details below.
A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All!