Want a Ceilidh in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Humberside? Then contact us, the Ermine Street Ceilidh Band - for your Wedding or Party. The band is run by Steve Taylor who, together with Simon Styles and other local talented musicians, provide a unique blend of Celtic and English Ceilidh Sounds with a hint of Americana. The band named after the ancient Roman Road of Ermine Street which runs through Lincolnshire where we are based..
The band has been together for over 5 years and their "toe-tapping" blend of guitar, Irish button box, fiddle, whistle and American 5 string banjo lends itself to all manner of traditional folk music and dance.
The Band Members
And with such a line-up who could resist joining in with our varied dance sets - including all the old time favourites such as "Eightsome Reels", "Strip the Willow", "Threading The Needle", the "Gay Gordons" and even "Coming Round the Mountain".
The most important thing is that everyone has a good time, something we are proud to say, happens virtually every ceilidh, because we enjoy it so much and so do our audience!.
The tracks below were recorded at recent ceilidhs.... on a small hand held device so please don't expect professional audio quality!
11 May 2016
Thank you once again for a GREAT evening on the 30th, as discussed we would like to rebook you, dates I'v been given are the 8 or 22 October, would prefer the 22 but that will depend on what fits in with you, Look forward to hearing from you and thanks again to you and your team. Sue, Hackthorn Village Hall
31 July 2015
Dear Ermine Street Band, This is a rather late thank you, but I thought you might like confirmation that we were very happy with your performance the other week, with a particular thank you to the roving caller for his efforts in getting our more reluctant guests to join in! Cheers, Harriet and Jon Gillman
23 March 2015
Hi Steve, Thank you so much for the Ceilidh a couple of weeks a go. Everybody really enjoyed and can't wait for the next one. I was wondering whether you would be able to come back to us on Saturday 3rd October for another Ceilidh? Thank you again, look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Lois, Lincoln Dancentre
21 December 2014
Dear ErmineStreet Band, Thank you for a fantastic evening of dancing.It was definitely the highlight of the day and much appreciated!. We loved your energy! Rhiannon and Tom.(Wedding: Risley Hall)
12 October 2014
Steve, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my mum, brother and myself for a great ceilidh last night. You were fab and everyone loved the dancing! We raised £900 in total which was fabulous and in memory of a great man! Thank you again. Kind regards Kate
17 June 2014
Hi Steve Just a quick email to say thanks for making Barbara's 80th a day to remember! Everyone had a great time. Regards Ali
8 June 2014
Hello Steve and all Band Members Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fabulous evening last night in Mansfield. The music was great and the dancing excellent fun. Thank you for a great job! Best regards Veronica
24 March 2014
Hi Steve Thank you for a wonderful night last Saturday, everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. I was wondering whether you would be willing to do another one for us? If so are you free September 20th 2014? Kind Regards Lois - Lincoln Dancentre
19 October 2013
Dear Steve Just to say that on Saturday 5th October 2013 at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln for the HMS Caprice reunion we all had a great time particularly on the dance floor. It must have been really hard work for Simon, but he persevered! Regards Gordon Duffy
24 September 2012
Dear Steve, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your band for making the evening fantastic for me - everyone had a great time. We will definitely recommend you and hope to book you again in the future ourselves. Kind Regards Claire Daniels
6 June 2012
Dear Steve, Just a note to say again thank you very much for a wonderful ceilidh which I and everyone I have spoken to enjoyed immensely. Despite all of my fretting everything worked out spendidly and I wanted to thank you again and I'd be pleased if you could pass this on to the rest of your band and the caller. I hope it was a quick & smooth trip back. Yours sincerely, Chris Hedley
2 August 2011
These played at our wedding in August this year (2011) and they were fantastic, everyone commented on how energetic they were and how much fun everyone had. They couldn't have been more helpful, we wanted a certain song playing for our first dance and they arranged it so we could play it through their sound system. Will book again when our next occasion arrives. Hope to enjoy there music soon. Thanks for helping to make our day so much fun. Mr & Mrs Hodgins