Madcap for your wedding ceilidh
A ceilidh is an ideal evening event for your wedding. It
appeals to all ages from kiddies to grannies and it quickly gets
everyone introduced to each other. One of the first dances is
likely to be progressive so the groom's mates will get to meet, even
grab hold of, those rather delicious bridesmaids - without even
asking. Of course they could end up with the maiden aunt
Get up and have a go
You will need guests who are ready and willing to join in
and have fun - at least a core who are up for it. The
bubbly which flows at weddings helps the undecided to put away any
inhibitions they might have. If everyone you know is a
miserable old fart, or will only get off their backsides to a
thumping drum and bass we'll do our best to convert them but we
can't work miracles.
Format for the evening
We'll be happy to run a ceilidh lasting the
whole evening so you don't need to book a disco as well. Some
people however do like to finish up with a disco into the small
hours. That's fine with us but don't try to alternate the
disco and ceilidh - in our experience that destroys the
If you have a special song you'd like as a first dance
we can put that on our CD player - but most people just launch into
the first ceilidh dance - with the bride and groom up there from the
beginning setting an example (good or bad) for others to follow.
that it will take us some time, allow an hour, for us to set
up the PA and do a sound check. If the evening dance is in the same
room as the daytime events your guests may need to escape to a bar
somewhere while the floor is cleared and we get ready.
you want a Scottish or Irish feel we can include the standard dances
that you'll remember alongside lots of dances you probably won't
have done before.
If you'd like some listening music to cover the
drinks reception or meal we have contacts. We know an
excellent string quartet (we're totally unbiased or swayed by the
fact their violin player sometimes plays with us). Alternatively Mike, our blow man, also plays in a ancient
music band so you could keep the 'rustic' approach for the whole
event. Let us know if you want to contact them.
Madcap have performed at many successful wedding
ceilidhs over the years. Click on 'What people say' left to read
some feedback. Contact us to discuss whether we could be
right for your big day.