Silver Thistle is high quality and experience throughout; the musicians are top notch, instruments are top of the range, sound equipment is superb, the band are always smartly dressed, punctual and 100% commited to making your day a success!
Fiddle;Violin, Guitar, Accordion, Drums
Ceilidhs are a popular way of adding an inclusive twist to an event and a great way to encourage guests to mingle. One of their experienced 'dance callers' will tell people what to do and generally we start out with easy dances and progress to slightly trickier ones if your guests are up for it. You don't need any prior experience of dancing as their expert caller will guide you through. The emphasis is on fun not perfect footwork!
They have been working in the trade for many years and know many superb musicians, just let us know if you need someone to pipe in your haggis or sing your favorite Irish drinking songs.
A dance can last approx 8 - 12 mins depending on complexity although to the dancers it flies by! Our ethos is to make it fun and keep the evening flowing. People often like to dance 2 or 3 then have a short break to cool off and we can seamlessy call dances, play songs in between or run your disco to make sure that your guests have a great time.
The 'caller' will get people up and then walk through the dance (often to a groove from the band) to give people an idea of what's involved. Then they'll go with the real music.
The Ceilidh band
Atmospheric celtic aires during the ceremony
Late Disco to follow the ceilidh
Some popular covers/ classic Irish songs