Julie Ann Souter (Caller)
Maurice Condie (Guitar/Cittern)
Marina Dodgson (Fiddle)
Adam Holden (Piano)
All of us bring to the band extensive musical experience, including playing for dancing, performing in other ensembles and playing with each other. Maurice and Marina play together as "Miggins Fiddle", and Maurice plays with Adam as “Another Penny”. Adam also performs solo as a singer songwriter, while Maurice and Marina are members of the award winning “The Sunday Trio”. We are all directors of the well established North East folk music development company, Phoenix Folk Ltd.
"As a lifelong folkie, I can tell you that the Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band is a really classy outfit. Each member is a highly skilled player...most importantly, their sound is full of fun." Eric Sharp
Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band is an exciting North East ceilidh band featuring some highly experienced performers. We are available for all kind of events, usually across Northumberand, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including weddings, family celebrations, corporate entertainment, fundraisers, parties and social/community events.
Together, Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band will give you an exciting and enjoyable night of dance and music. Our repertoire includes many well known tunes from Northumberland, Scotland and beyond, and our combination of fiddle, piano and guitar creates a lively and distinctive sound. All dances are fully called and suitable for absolute beginners, expert dancers and anything inbetween! You can hear us perform some of our dance sets here.
We provide our own high quality PA and have public liability insurance. We are well organised and reliable!
To check our availability, request details of our fees, or if you have any questions, please contact us.
"I always look forward to hearing your band play, and am never disappointed."
"You gave us a nice variety of dances: a good mix of the sedate-paced and the more lively and challenging."
"The Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band managed to get everyone dancing from little kids to grandparents, with the caller giving clear instructions, walk throughs and demonstration where needed."
Our caller, Julie Ann, has sung and played harp in a number of bands, not least the extremely successful “Lucky Bags”. As an experienced performer, she will guide you through the dances clearly, and her warm and engaging style will put your guests at ease.