Captain Swing are a five piece English ceilidh band – four musicians and a caller – playing exciting music for dynamic dances.
A ‘ceilidh’ (Gaelic, pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a social gathering. Nowadays, the word has become synonymous with a barn dance, which is another name for country dancing. There are English, Irish and Scottish varieties of ceilidh, and Captain Swing are English dance specialists. The band play the tunes – usually traditional, some composed by the band – and the caller guides you through the dances. We can provide more difficult dances for seasoned ceilidh-goers or simple dances for beginners.
The dances are fun (that’s the point!) and can be enjoyed by anyone, of any age, ability or sex. They are ideal for all kinds of social events. No experience is necessary as the caller explains everything you need to know. An entertaining time for all is guaranteed.