The Bad Bargain Ceilidh Band

Who are we?

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traditional country dances and tunes; ideal for beginners and novel for specialists as many of the dances come from unpublished manuscripts or traditional sources.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.
What do we do?Click to go to top of page
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:
More Information:
The band plays acoustically or through its own PA system as circumstances demand and offers a distinctive package of entertainments:
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 To book the Band, please contact Jonathan Brockbank, details below.

A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All!

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Contact details
Jonathan Brockbank 01904 659600