About

The Bristol Ceilidh Quartet brings together three experienced English folk fiddlers and a fab cellist to make a big string sound with loads of energy and drive.  We take great tunes and create exciting arrangements exploring the dynamic range of the string quartet.  This isn’t serious classical music though, all of us have spent many years playing for traditional dance; every tune is calculated to get feet tapping and people on the dance floor.

We were very excited for the opportunity to combine our other skills as composers, arrangers and singers to work with the Heritage Lottery-funded Single Gloucester project in 2016, and we continue to explore the rich repertoire of Gloucestershire tunes and songs. We are also delighted to have joined the Hop Till You Drop Live Music Agency.

We are available to play for ceilidhs and barn dances at weddings, festivals, ceilidh series and other events throughout the year. Please get in touch if you’d like more information!

“One of the most energetic and percussive ceilidh bands playing anywhere right now- their gigs are unmissable.” – Ed Barrow, Bristol Ceilidh

We are now booking festival appearances for 2019! More information here