We arrange every booking around the particular needs
of our clients, so we look forward to talking the finer details
of your event through with you! When you've had a browse, please
In our shows, we present a selection of ceilidh
dances that are explained from the floor by our callers, and the
moves are then 'called' as the music plays. All these dances are
accessible to anyone regardless of experience, and we pride ourselves
on tempting every crowd up on to the floor and getting them grooving
untill the end of the night!
When the dancers need to rest, we play some 'listening
numbers'; songs and tunes from our varied repertoire.
Show format is usually:
- First set; one hour
- Break for refreshment / buffet
- Second set; one hour, to an hour and a half
In addition to performing onstage for the main ceilidh,
Striding edge can go 'unplugged' (i.e. play acoustically!) at functions.
A combination of Striding Edge members singing and
playing has proved popular for:
- Gathering the guests for the ceilidh: this can
be useful when the guests are spread out around several lounge
rooms / bars / floors in a hotel.
- Leading the party on a procession to a side event
e.g. outdoor firework display, bonfire in the woods!
If you think unplugged music could be incorporated
into your event, please discuss this with Mike.
Striding Edge require time to set up their equipment
before the show:
- If the ceilidh is in the same room as
the evening meal:
Tell us what time your evening meal will finish.
We will arrive half an hour before this time, and be ready to bring
our equipment into the dining room just after the meal has finished.
By the time the tables and chairs have been re-arranged,
and guests have slaked their thirst, we aim to be ready to play!
(+/_ 50 minutes.)
- If the ceilidh is in a separate room
to the evening meal:
We will arrive at the venue an hour and a half before
the show to set up. Please make sure the room is open for us to
- Packing up time is one hour
You may have a guest who you would like to sing
a special song. They are welcome to use our sound-system, so long
as this is agreed in advance.
P.A. / C.D. Player
As standard, we bring our own P.A. (public address
system) and a C.D. player and supply background music during our
break. Clients have, on occasions, brought their own C.D. as background
music, or for a special song. If you would like to supply your own
background music, please discuss this with us in advance.
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