FEZZIWIG CEILIDH BAND
FEZZIWIG are the ideal ceilidh band for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Antonella, our caller, knows all sorts of dances and is an expert tutor and expert communicator, talking you through the steps before the dance begins. Ruth is an experienced player on the melodeon, and her punchy melodic rhythms will put you in the mood to dance the night away. And we have Liz, who plays banjo and will sing the odd cowboy song, ballad or comic number to keep you amused entre danse. Between them, the three will also play, from time to time, other instruments such as mandolin, whistle, guitar, flute and percussion. (On occasions it may be possible to add extra musicians as required.)
Book FEZZIWIG for a fun evening of Strictly Come Ceilidh!
The majority of our gigs are private affairs, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc. But we do play for dances open to the public, and here are details of some which are coming up:-
Ruth will playing with two ex-members of FEZZIWIG for a Family Ceilidh on Saturday 4th October, from 6.00 until 9.00 p.m. It’s at Spooner Row Village Hall (not far from Wymondham, Norfolk). There will be a licensed bar and food available. Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children. To procure yours phone Jo on 07730953100. Proceeds will go to the Friends of Spooner Row Primary School, and the school office can also supply tickets.
Next spring FEZZIWIG will be at Rockland Village Hall, Norfolk (between Attleborough and Watton), for a St Valentine’s Dance on Saturday 14th February 2015. We’ll put full details on here nearer the time, but if you want to know more phone Ann Burroughes on 01953 483226.
We’ll also be playing for the Marsh Maidens WI of Carlton Colville (near Lowestoft), for a ceilidh on Friday 20th March 2015. Details to follow shortly. Watch this space!
Meanwhile, if you’re planning a Harvest Supper, Bonfire Night or Christmas party, how about a barn dance to help celebrate? And of course, if you have a wedding or civil partnership coming up, one of those significant birthdays or anniversaries, if you have an empty barn and wonder what to do with it, or if you just feel like having a fun evening for no reason at all – please get in touch! See our Contact page.
Incidentally, if you are getting married you may need some piccies! You could try Nic Skerten Photography, who’s been with us at several weddings. His website is www.nicskerten.co.uk. You might even spot a few pictures of us on there!
And in case you’re wondering, our band is named after Mr and Mrs Fezziwig in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol :
‘ “Hilli-ho!” cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk, with wonderful agility. “Clear away, my lads, and let’s have lots of room here…!”
‘In they all came, one after another; some shyly, some boldly, some gracefully, some awkwardly, some pushing, some pulling…. Away they all went, twenty couple at once, hands half round and back again the other way; down the middle and up again; round and round in various stages of affectionate grouping….’
In other words, they have a ball! Mr and Mrs Fezziwig provide an evening of merriment and dancing to the delight of one and all. Which is, of course, exactly what we aim to do. After all, there’s nothing like a nice bit of affectionate grouping!