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Yorkshire's Premier Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band

The Rhythm Chaps Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band 
play in the Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield and Huddersfield area and is one of the most experienced and versatile bands around so can guarantee a good night.

Don't risk the success of your event by booking anyone else!
Please Click Here to listen to MP3 audio music files of The Rhythm Chaps.
See below for a video of The Rhythm Chaps in action!
Scottish nights

Themed Nights

Above is a photograph of the band on a Scottish themed night. We also specialise in Burns Suppers where we play all Scottish Music, sing Scottish songs and even address the Haggis! We can also offer Irish, English or American themed nights where all the dances and songs are from those countries. Please ring or email for a quote.
The Rhythm Chaps
Ceilidh Band

is based in South Yorkshire and is very well known and respected in the Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Wakefield and Huddersfield area. The band has played for weddings, birthday parties, PTAs, anniversaries, civil partnership celebrations, charity fundraisers, corporate events and parties of almost every imaginable kind. We play Irish, Scottish, English and American Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys and other musical forms, on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and keyboards, all with a driving rhythm and enthusiasm that makes it hard to stay in your seat. Our main objective is for everyone in the audience to have fun, so we try our hardest to entertain and make sure everyone can join in, from the youngest to the oldest.


Here is a video of the Rhythm Chaps playing at the
Water Aid National Big Ceilidh
in October 2011
This video was kindly recorded by the staff at Barnsley College

The Rhythm Chaps

Themed Nights

This photograph is of the Rhythm Chaps in Hawaiian mode.
What is a Ceilidh?
A Ceilidh, Ceili, Barn Dance or Country Dance describes an evening mainly composed of traditional barn dances with the occasional song to give the dancers a rest. A Ceilidh with The Rhythm Chaps is a little different in that we keep the party going in between dances with anything from ukekelele music to popular folk songs, old pops to rock ’n’ roll, but mainly we specialise in playing for Traditional Ceilidh or Barn dancing. The band are very experienced musicians and can boast influences from Jazz to Rock ’n’ Roll through Country and Bluegrass to Rhythm and Blues, we use these influences to spice up the tunes we play to get the audience’s feet tapping and on to the dance floor.

What do the Rhythm Chaps do?
The Rhythm Chaps play Irish, Scottish, English and American Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys and other traditional music forms, all with a driving rhythm and enthusiasm that makes it hard to stay in your seat. The Rhythm Chaps main aim throughout an evening is to entertain and to help the audience have fun. Our caller will guide the dancers with humour and without bullying them and, whether beginners or experienced dancers, they will enjoy the experience.

What are the dances like?
The Rhythm Chaps can fill an evening with dances for the absolute beginner or the dance aficionado with equal ease, but usually a good mixture is provided which suits most of the audience most of the time. Some dances can be included which are suitable for children and the pace of the dancing can be altered to suit the level of energy and ability of the dancers.

Insurance etc
The Rhythm Chaps have a high quality P.A. System and all equipment is PAT tested, the band is covered by Public Liability Insurance through the Musicians Union. They are completely reliable and will arrive at the agreed time, start on time and will work tirelessly to ensure your guests have a good night. The ’Chaps” have entertained at many different gatherings, folk festivals, golf clubs, Masonic Halls, weddings, civil partnerships, birthdays, christenings, balls, banquets and functions of many kinds.

Please Click Here
to listen to MP3 audio music files of The Rhythm Chaps.

We usually arrive about 45 minutes before the start time specified to set up, and we play for about four hours on the average 'Gig', i.e. from 8pm to midnight, or 7.30 to 11.30, with a break in the middle, 'to water the horses'. The band have played at every type of function imaginable - from Balls, Banquets, Burns Nights and Birthdays to Knees Ups, Booze Ups, Hoe Downs, Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Festivals, and Christenings - in every venue under the sun: Town Halls, Church Halls, Marquees, Universities, Golf Clubs, Pubs - the list is endless! All we ask for is a safe electricity supply, a dry place to play, a willing audience - and we're away! We often play in the Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Doncaster and Leeds area, but we're quite happy to play further field, please Email for a quote.

The Rhythm Chaps Ceilidh Band is one of the most experienced and versatile bands around and so we can guarantee a good night. Don't risk the success of your event by booking anyone else!

We're sure you'll enjoy your night with
The Rhythm Chaps!



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