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


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.

Standard Set Times

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

About this Act

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.

Set List

Dances - Scottish

Dashing White Sergeant
Gay Gordons
Strip the Willow
St Bernards Waltz
Eightsome Reel etc


A Man's a Man
Banks and Braes o Bonny Doon
Jock O Hazeldene
The Dark Isle
Caladonia etc etc

Dances - Irish

Siege of Ennis
Waves of Tory
Walls of Limerick
bridge of Athlone

Songs - Irish

Black Velvet Band
Sweet Sixteen
Fields of Athenrye
Danny Boy
I'll Tell My Ma etc etc


  • 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


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