Dogsbody : photo : Dogsbody Ceilidh Band Dogsbody : photo : Goldsbourough Hall Dogsbody : photo : Calling the dances Dogsbody : photo : Dogsbody 6 piece band Dogsbody : photo : A five piece line-up



  • 5 piece ceilidh and barn dance band
  • Dance caller if required
  • Flexible line up to suit event/budget
  • Multi-instrumentalists

Price Range

Prices range from £500 to £1000


If you're looking for a high-energy Celtic Ceilidh Band in the Yorkshire/Lancashire area - look no further! Leeds' very own Dogsbody Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band is the band for you. Regular performers in Bradford, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Harrogate , Huddersfield, Hull, Halifax, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Pickering, Wakefield, York - and all points in between, Dogsbody never fail to entertain.

Whatever the occasion, Dogsbody guarantee a fun night for everyone. They perform lively renditions of traditional music and dances of the British Isles, from fast jigs and reels to slow, lilting Celtic love songs. With their own lively caller to guide you through the evening, they cater for all age groups, from experienced dancers to casual party-goers and anything in between.

Where are they based?

The band are based in the Leeds/Bradford area but able to travel and frequently play across all of Yorkshire and the North of England.

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Brenda Spence - caller, bodhran, banjo, bazouki
Peter Norman - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Norrie Spence - melodeon, whistle, vocals
Kath Charnock - fiddle, mandola, vocals
Leah Fox - harp
or Fran Hughes - 12 string guitar, vocals

Standard Set Time

  • 2 x 1hr or 2 x 1hr 15mins for ceilidhs
  • 2 x 45 mins for song/tune spots

Booking Options

  • Usually 5 piece band
  • or 4 piece as cheaper option (fiddle,melodeon, guitar and caller)
  • or 6 piece for special events

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