Jellied Reels - The "Rock 'n Reel" Dance Band

Jellied Reels 2019
From the left; Steve (squeezebox & caller), Grey (Drums), Dai (Guitars and Keys), Ian (Bass)

30th Birthday Party

I just wanted to email to say how much everyone enjoyed the Jellied Reels on Saturday! The party was such good fun and the band were spot on for what I was hoping for! I've had so many comments saying how good they were and that they've never had so much fun at a barn dance before! They were so professional, banterous, musical and got the crowd going.

Jellied Reels Ceilidh Barn Dance Band: Quotes  Thanks  guys! We had a great wedding day. Everyone enjoyed the band and the dancing bride and groom Paula and David Hudson

Hi, we're Jellied Reels, a Wiltshire based Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band with a non-traditional attitude to traditional tunes and dances.

We are often asked what is the difference between a Ceilidh and a Barn Dance?

The word Ceilidh comes from the Gaelic for Party (at least that's what we like to think!) and we work hard to bring a party atmosphere to our gigs. We're happy for folks to step up and do their party piece (although I reserve the right to refuse drunken Uncle Fred from playing my hand-made squeezebox!)

Another way of describing our Ceilidhs is like a Barn Dance with Attitude!

Our line up of Squeezebox, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass and Drums gives our band a good stompy feel with plenty of rhythm for the dancing. Over the years our mixed influences have fused together and we've married up some well known traditional tunes with some pretty unusual contemporary songs, and they really work well!

No experience required - Steve "calls" the dances, which means we tell you the moves before you start and then remind you as the dance progresses. It's easy! Ceilidhs are perfect for weddings, fundraisers, parties or social events

If you want something a little more complex or challenging, we've worked with a number of callers in the Bristol and Wiltshire areas, just let us know what you're looking for and we'll match the caller.

We love to play and always have a good time on stage which seems to be contagious and we are totally professional when it comes to making sure your event goes just as you imagined it.

Birthday party

Dear Liz,

Please pass on our thanks to Steve and the guys for a storming performance last night!

Everyone had such a good time and the band got a lot of praise from a grateful audience!

The comment that amused me the most, however, was “They weren’t too loud” (!) – which you must reproduce on the band’s website!



Please pass on my thanks in making my 30th a party to remember.


"Burn's Night"

Please tell Steve we had a great night and thank him for his accommodating attitude, ‘piping’ in the haggis and the rest of the band for rounding off the evening in such great style


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