The members of Cadellin met through the Sheffield University Ceilidh Society in the early 2000s, and have all been playing in ceilidh bands since we were at school. We played together in music sessions, CeilidhSoc scratch bands and other bands before going on to form Cadellin a few years later.
We play for English ceilidh dancing (or "barn dancing") and take our influences mainly from the traditional and contemporary folk music of England, Wales, France, Belgium, Ireland and Sheffield.
Between us we have played for literally hundreds of wedding receptions, birthday parties, social events, public dance series and festivals. This means that we know how to play for both brand new and more experienced ceilidh dancers, and we also know from experience how to ensure a well-planned and enjoyable event.
Ian plays melodeon. He also plays melodeon and one-row accordion with contra dance band Vertical Expression, who play at public dances and festivals across the country, dances with Appalachian dance team Feet First and is a keen ceilidh and contra dancer.