About us

The Big Squeeze Ceilidh Band are an experienced group of musicians who have been playing together for over 10 years. Some of us for 20 years!

We know that organising a big event can be very stressful and do our best to ensure that you can relax and that things run as smooothly as possible. We bring our own equipment, set up quickly with minumum fuss, have flexibility over arrangements and have never let anyone down.

A ceilidh and more!
If you have special arrangements or requests, then speak to us and we’ll see what we can do. We’re not a covers band, we don’t do discos, but we have been able to provide a means for more than a ceilidh. From special first dances and floor spots to party floor fillers. It’s your event, talk to us and we’lll try and help you.

What’s in a name?
Sometimes we are asked why we’re called The Big Squeeze. Well, besides having played to packed venues where there has been a bit of a squeeze on the dancefloor, it’s a little known fact that two founding members of the band were Duncan and Susan, who play uilleann pipes (Irish bellows-blown pipes) and accordion.

The Wee Squeeze
Not sure if you need a full-blown ceilidh band? We are occasionally asked to play acoustically and informally in a more intimate setting for smaller events. The Wee Squeeze was born! The lineup is usually fiddle, flute and bouzouki.