Traditional Barn Dances and Ceilidhs
T'Owd Lads


 T'Owd Lads

T'Owd Lads = The Old Boys

T'Owd Lad = The Devil

My son once told his mates that we were a boy band.

Some have observed that we play devilishly well.


 T'Owd Lads are the Paraffin Ceilidhs band.             We are based near

 Howden, East Yorkshire

and play for many Ceilidhs, Barn Dances in Hull, York and throughout Yorkshire and neighbouring counties. We will travel up to


miles from our base.

We want you to have a good time and get the service we would expect for ourselves. That way you book us again and tell your friends how wonderful we are.

It is never too early to book. We will try to fit you in at short notice but booking 6-12 months ahead of the event is best.


Between us we have around 120 years of experience playing and calling with other bands for Scottish, Irish, English and American dances.

Four years ago, we became bookable in our own right and, since then, our reputation has soared. Most of the people who book us have heard us already or had us recommended. We rely on "word of mouth" as we feel that it is the best recommendation possible.

No other band can give you such good customer service, such wide musical variety and such a brilliant experience for such a reasonable cost.

For the full authentic sound the normal band line up is;




If the budget is tight then we can be booked as



(email me for samples)

We have a number of brilliant "callers", each specialising in different formal/informal dances.

Some also play guitar/double bass with the band.