Alterego Ceilidh Band

The Band

Alterego are a professional East Yorkshire based family band who are available for hire at folk festivals, wedding receptions, parties, fund-raisers, and corporate events. A talented trio of musicians, who have been performing together for over 20 years. We have an extensive repertoire of music and songs from all across the United Kingdom and beyond, including Scottish, Irish, English Folk, Country and traditional music to name but a few. So whether you want an evening of traditional tunes and a Ceilidh or a night of energetic Jigs/Reels and songs (e.g. St Patricks night) we can create the right atmosphere for your event. We can provide a friendly, experienced and clear caller for a Ceilidh who will explain each dance step by step if required.

As well as taking bookings for weddings, parties, barn dances and charity events Alterego also performs at Folk Clubs, Festivals and concerts particularly in the north of England, but have been known to travel further afield to far flung places such as Dulverton, Spratton, Amsterdam, Ireland, Isle of Wight and beyond.

Latest News


As with others this last 12 months or so has been challenging and as such we have not been able to get out and about performing. We cannot wait to get out performing again later this year.

We currently have a couple of private bookings and a festival! We will be appearing again at Moira Furnace Folk Festival on 18th - 21st August 2021 with a spot on the Dave Johns Stage as well as the renowned Saturday Night Ceilidh and the Sunday morning Skiffle Session.

You may have spotted we have a shiny new website - keep it bookmarked for future updates and also keep up to date on our facebook page.

Cricket Club acoustic sessions set to resume

The Stamford Bridge Cricket club sessions are due to resume in October 2021. Please see the diary pages for dates and information.


2019 was a brilliant year where Alterego performed at Doncaster, Filey, Great North Folk Festival, Beverley, Whitby Ahoy, Moira Furnace and Sedgefield as well as performing at a number of private events.


...Thanks so much for coming. Everyone had a marvellous time and we loved hearing your music. Will definitely call you again for our next event!



...I just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! I've heard nothing but praise for your performance so, again, thank you. I'm sorry I didn't see you before you'd headed off but I got a bit carried away with 'mingling' :)...


Following the success of this year's event, we are planning a Burns Night with Supper and Ceilidh ....We would like Alterego to entertain us again, if you are available. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Paul (York Medical Society)


Everyone had a fantastic time. You were great and I can't thank you enough.

The day was an absolute whirlwind but we had the best time ever.

Hopefully we'll see you again on another occasion.

Best wishes to you all.



just want to thank you and your band members again. We thoroughly enjoyed the dancing, and had so many guests tell me they had a great time too with the dancing. I have to admit, the Disco did not get anywhere near the same number on the dance floor as you did, and most people drifted away by 11.30!


A big thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a great session on Saturday night at Whixley Village Hall. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the feedback from our friends has been amazing - I think there was only 1 person who couldn't dance due to health reasons!


Just in haste as we still have visitors, but thanks you so much for being so fantastic on Saturday night. We LOVED the ceilidh. It was brilliant!