Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band

Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band is an exciting North East ceilidh band featuring some highly experienced performers. We are available for all kind of events, usually across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including weddings, family celebrations, corporate entertainment, fundraisers, parties and social/community events.

“As a lifelong folkie, I can tell you that the Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band is a really classy outfit. Each member is a highly skilled player…most importantly, their sound is full of fun.” Eric Sharp

Band members

  • Julie Ann Souter (Caller)
  • Adam Holden (Piano)
  • Marina Dodgson (Fiddle)
  • Maurice Condie (Guitar/Cittern)

 All of us bring to the band extensive musical experience, including playing for dancing, performing in other ensembles and playing with each other. Our caller, Julie Ann, has sung and played harp in a number of bands, not least the extremely successful “Lucky Bags”. As an experienced performer, she will guide you through the dances clearly, and her warm and engaging style will put your guests at ease.

Our Ceilidhs

Together, Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band will give you an exciting and enjoyable night of dance and music. Our repertoire includes many well known tunes from Northumberland, Scotland and beyond, and our combination of fiddle, piano and guitar creates a lively and distinctive sound.

All dances are fully called and suitable for absolute beginners, expert dancers and anything inbetween.

“The Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band managed to get everyone dancing from little kids to grandparents, with the caller giving clear instructions, walk throughs and demonstration where needed. You gave us a nice variety of dances: a good mix of the sedate-paced and the more lively and challenging.” (Family Ceilidh, Jan 2020)

Fees & Booking

Our standard rate (for a maximum of 3 hours) is £460, including travel in a 50 mile radius of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are happy to provide a quote for bookings outside this radius, or for longer events. We are also happy to discuss discounts for charitable events.

We provide our own high quality PA and have public liability insurance. We are well organised and reliable! To further information, or to discuss a booking, please contact us. You can also call us on 07971 016547.

 “I hired the band for a University Social and had the best time we have had so far! The band were fantastic at getting everyone involved and the musicians and caller are all so talented! I would recommend them to anyone!” (Feb 2020)

You can also hear us perform some of our dance sets in the videos below (with thanks to the Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle upon Tyne).

Gay Gordons set

st Bernard's Waltz Set

Strip the Willow set

“I always look forward to hearing your band play, and am never disappointed.”

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