Ceilidh (‘Ceili’ or ‘Barn Dance’)

The Brim specialise in providing a high energy and upbeat Ceilidh (Ceili or Barn Dance) for weddings, birthdays, fund raisers and other events however big or small. Although we are based in Cornwall, we also cover Devon and are happy to come further afield if required. Our repertoire of ceilidh dances are listed further down this page.

For more information please contact us through the ‘book us‘ page.

So, why a ceilidh [kay-lee]?

‘Ceilidhs’ or ‘Barn dances’ are the perfect ice breaker at any event and are a very easy and fun way to interact and socialise with others. They are suitable for any age and dancing experience is not necessary (They are also a very good form of exercise!). For those that have never heard of them or experienced one before usually come away from a ceilidh with a big smile on their face wanting more!

‘The Brim’ comes with a highly experienced caller who is able to teach and lead people through the dances whatever your age or ability.

Ceilidh ‘Live’

Below a live recording from The Falmouth Shinty Hangover ceili hosted by The Brim Ceilidh Band in Falmouth. The dance shown is the Riverside Jig.

Clip of band in action!

Below is a live recording from ‘The Falmouth Shinty Hangover ceilidh hosted by The Brim Ceilidh Band in Falmouth. The dance shown is the Virginia Reel.

Below is a short clip of the Riverside Jig recorded live at the 2020 Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival.

Below is was recorded at the 2021 Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival. 4 Band members in this line up.

Below a live recording from ‘Hangover’ ceilidh hosted by The Brim in Perranporth. The dance shown is the Cumberland Square 8.


“We just thought we’d drop you an email to say thank you to the brim for helping make our wedding such a success. The performance you gave us was exactly what we wanted and you certainly got everyone up and dancing! We have had no end of compliments from our guests saying how fantastic the ceilidh was and we would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Hopefully we can think up another excuse to have a ceilidh very soon” – (Wedding ceilidh, Crowlas, Cornwall)

To see more feedback from people that have booked us for a ceilidh, click here

Dance List

A list of some of our popular dances…..

Siege of Ennis
Dashing White Sergeant
Virginia Reel
Gay Gordons
Cumberland Reel
Cumberland Square 8
Strip the Willow
Canadian Barn Dance
Riverside Jig
Holly’s Unreel
Firemans Jig
Orchadian Strip the Willow
Bridge of Athlone
Kerry Polkas
Kerry Hornpipe
Flying Scotsman
Scottish Circle Waltz
Eightsome Reel
Cornish Express
St Bernards Waltz
Newlyn Fishermans Reel
Penlee Jig
Newlyn Reel
Military Two Step

Plus other trad and dances written by The Brim