Chorley Cakes Folk are a community band. We play for ceilidhs, barn dances, concerts and illustrated talks. Our music comes from many centuries and countries, but draws predominantly from the British Isles.
Chorley Cakes Folk have provided ceilidh band and callers for ceilidh dances at a number of locations in Lancashire, Cheshire and further afield. We have also performed a selection of folk and traditional music at markets, festivals and residential homes in the North West. We are available for hire to perform at weddings, parties, fundraisers etc – either as a ceilidh band or to play folk and traditional music for entertainment purposes.
Chorley Cakes Folk run a regular Ceilidh Club with callers on the final Thursday of the month. The venue is St Mary's Community Centre, Leyland, Lancashire and the event runs from 7.30 to 10.30pm. In addition to dancing, Ceilidh Club usually includes floor spots from singers and dance teams - eg Galliard Folk Dancers who performed in February. See the flyer below or contact us for more details.
You can find more about Chorley Cakes Folk on our other webpages. In particular, you will find more about what we offer as a ceilidh band on our ceilidh page. More about playing folk and traditional music for entertainment purposes can be found on our performance page. Ceilidh is a very dynamic form of entertainment. The best way to experience it is live – but we have included a few clips of recorded music on our music page to give you an idea of the kind of music we play. You can find some pictures of our ceilidh dances and folk and traditional music performances on our gallery page. Our about us page has some background information about the instruments we play, how you can get involved in the band etc. If you would like to make a booking enquiry or ask for more information please use the details on the contact us page to send us an email.