Whether you are looking for a Bhangra Ceilidh for a multi-cultural event, or just want to see and hear the extraordinary combination of two great cultures!

In 2016 Ceili Max member Tad Sargent was selected as a bodhran and bouzouki player at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London for the Taming of the Shrew (Caroline Byrne’s Direction for Emma Rice’s Season Of Wonder).  Performing at the same time was the mighty Indian percussionist Jeevan Singh for A Midsummer’s Nights Dream (Emma Rice). These two characters met frequently for after show parties and frequently jammed together.  During the Summer of that year, The Globe Theatre was full of the sounds of Celtic music and Indian rhythms. 

 

Four months later Ceili Max received an enquiry for a wedding, an Irish groom and an Indian bride.  The suggestion was made that Jeevan join Ceili Max for the ceilidh. Jigs and Reels pinned down beautifully by Jeevan’s wonderful dholak playing.  The result was stunning! When Jeevan started playing his dhol drum the effect on the guests at the wedding was electric.  Irish and Indian guests mesmerised into dancing The Seige of Ennis and other famous Irish and Scottish ceilidh dances.  To end the night Jeevan even stayed to play along to Bhangra music on his dhol. 

SELECTED SONG LIST

same as regular ceilidh setlist, except music is with our fabulous Dhol Drummer Jeevan Singh. Expect bursts of bhangra beats throughout the ceilidh and many dhol solos! Strip the Willow with Bhangra style!

THE SIEGE OF ENNIS

BRIDGE OF ATHLONE

STRIP THE WILLOW

THE WALLS OF LIMMERICK

THE GAY GORDONS 

DASHING WHITE SERGEANT

OXO REEL

CUMBERLAND REEL

CANADIAN BARNDANCE 

ORCADIAN STRIP THE WILLOW

CIRCASSIAN CIRCLE

CUMBERLAND SQUARE EIGHT

FLYING SCOTSMAN

ST BERNARDS WALTZ

ROSA WALTZ

MILITARY TWO-STEP

VIRGINIA REEL

LUCKY SEVEN

And many more!

 

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