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This collection of 20 FAQs comprehensively covers all aspects of booking JIGABIT or another band and caller, giving useful tips about venues most suitable for ceilidhs, and many helpful guidelines about timing, format and general requirements.

FAQ 1 What’s the difference between a Barn Dance, a Ceilidh or Ceili and a Hoe Down?

FAQ 2 What makes a Ceilidh or Barn Dance or Hoe Down such a good form of entertainment?

FAQ 3 Do we need to book a Caller as well as the band?

FAQ 4 How much does a Ceilidh or Barn Dance Band and Caller or a solo Caller cost?

FAQ 5 How and when do we pay the Band and Caller?

FAQ 6 Venues – Important guidelines and essential requirements
This is a HUGE section of Q&A.  It is well worth a read if you’ve not yet booked your venue, but even if you have, this information may still be helpful for you.

                                                                                                                                  
- Who books the venue and which venues are most suitable?
- What shape and size of venue is best?
- How much space is required for the dancing?
- How much space is required for the band?
- What if we’ve booked a Disco as well?
- Does the band need a stage?
- What about Barn Dance events in farm barns?
- Important things you need to know if your dance is in a marquee or outdoors

FAQ 7 Indoor events - What are the technical and other requirements for the Band and / or Caller and the dancers?

FAQ 8 How many people are needed to make it a successful Ceilidh or Barn dance?

FAQ 9 How long does it take the band to set up?

FAQ 10 What’s the best length of time and overall format for a Ceilidh or Barn Dance?

FAQ 11 When’s the best time to serve the food and what do we do about music for the break?

FAQ 12 Can we do an Opening Dance or First Dance at our wedding Ceilidh or Barn Dance?

FAQ 13 Should we book a DJ or arrange an Ipod disco as well as the Barn Dance or Ceilidh Band?

FAQ 14 Which dances work best and what instruments are played in a Barn Dance or Ceilidh Band?

FAQ 15 Do all Ceilidh or Barn Dance Bands sing songs as well as playing the instrumentals for the dancing?

FAQ 16 Can I listen to the Band, and “try before I buy”?

FAQ 17 How far ahead do we need to book a Band and Caller?

FAQ 18 Can we make a provisional booking without committing ourselves?

FAQ 19 What happens when we say YES to booking the Band and / or Caller you recommend?

FAQ 20 Is there anything else we need to know about putting on a ceilidh or barn dance?
- Safety and Insurance / Dress Code / Special needs / Refreshments for the band and caller / Volume level       

 


 

 
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This collection of 20 FAQs comprehensively covers all aspects of booking JIGABIT or another band and caller, giving useful tips about venues most suitable for ceilidhs, and many helpful guidelines about timing, format and general requirements.

FAQ 1 What’s the difference between a Barn Dance, a Ceilidh or Ceili and a Hoe Down?

FAQ 2 What makes a Ceilidh or Barn Dance or Hoe Down such a good form of entertainment?

FAQ 3 Do we need to book a Caller as well as the band?

FAQ 4 How much does a Ceilidh or Barn Dance Band and Caller or a solo Caller cost?

FAQ 5 How and when do we pay the Band and Caller?

FAQ 6 Venues – Important guidelines and essential requirements
This is a HUGE section of Q&A.  It is well worth a read if you’ve not yet booked your venue, but even if you have, this information may still be helpful for you.

- Who books the venue and which venues are most suitable?
- What shape and size of venue is best?
- How much space is required for the dancing?
- How much space is required for the band?
- What if we’ve booked a Disco as well?
- Does the band need a stage?
- What about Barn Dance events in farm barns?
- Important things you need to know if your dance is in a marquee or outdoors

FAQ 7 Indoor events - What are the technical and other requirements for the Band and / or Caller and the dancers?

FAQ 8 How many people are needed to make it a successful Ceilidh or Barn dance?

FAQ 9 How long does it take the band to set up?

FAQ 10 What’s the best length of time and overall format for a Ceilidh or Barn Dance?

FAQ 11 When’s the best time to serve the food and what do we do about music for the break?

FAQ 12 Can we do an Opening Dance or First Dance at our wedding Ceilidh or Barn Dance?

FAQ 13 Should we book a DJ or arrange an Ipod disco as well as the Barn Dance or Ceilidh Band?

FAQ 14 Which dances work best and what instruments are played in a Barn Dance or Ceilidh Band?

FAQ 15 Do all Ceilidh or Barn Dance Bands sing songs as well as playing the instrumentals for the dancing?

FAQ 16 Can I listen to the Band, and “try before I buy”?

FAQ 17 How far ahead do we need to book a Band and Caller?

FAQ 18 Can we make a provisional booking without committing ourselves?

FAQ 19 What happens when we say YES to booking the Band and / or Caller you recommend?

FAQ 20 Is there anything else we need to know about putting on a ceilidh or barn dance?
- Safety and Insurance / Dress Code / Special needs / Refreshments for the band and caller / Volume level