For your wedding, party, barn dance, ceilidh or square dance.


We would love to play for your wedding reception, birthday party, anniversay party, celebration, barn dance, square dance, hoedown or ceilidh.

The band was formed in 2009 by experienced ceilidh band players from around Leicester.

Moggy in the Wood Ceilidh Band is based in Leicestershire in the East Midlands.


Moggy in the Wood offer a lively mixture of traditional English, Irish, Scottish and American dance music suitable for a barn dance or celidh, played on fiddle and mandola or mandolin backed up by guitar and bodhran played by our usual caller.

For an American square dance we can augment the band to a 4 piece band plus caller with a fiddle, 5 string banjo, mandolin and guitar line up.  Two members of our band are members of Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance.

We are also happy to play as a folk band or for Irish / Scottish evenings.

Moggy in the Wood is affiliated to the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

A barn dance, square dance or ceilidh is probably the most fun you can have with your clothes on.  It is suitable for most ages and you get to dance with every man or woman in the room.  You dance to jigs, reels, polkas, waltzes and hornpipes and the caller will organise the dancing so no experience is needed.

It is a fun and very social way to celebrate for your wedding reception, birthday party, etc and it is a good entertaining way to raise funds for your school, club or organisation.

If you want any further information please go to the "Contact Us" page.

For more information on how to run a ceilidh or barn dance you could go to our blog:


They are fantastic - excellent musicians and the dances are great fun. Highly recommend!! (Aniversary party, June 2014)

We booked them for our wedding evening reception they were amazing, had everyone up dancing, not just the kids.  We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a fun filled function.  They offer something very unique.  (Wedding reception, October 2014)

Thank you for yesterday.  Everyone has said what fun they had and we had an amazing day from start to finish!  (Wedding reception, June 2015)

Thank you for the best ceilidh in a long time.  (Rites of Spring Ceilidh, Guild Hall, Leicester, August 2015)

Thanks to Moggy in the Wood for the wonderful traditional music and barn was great fun and everyone had a great time! (Event, February 2016)

Thank you so much for our wonderful evening last night.  We thought your musical talent was extraordinary and made for such an enjoyable evening for those who danced and those who wanted to enjoy the music.
It was a lovely happy evening for everyone, thanks to you all.  (Party, May 2016)

Just wanted to say a massive thank you from Nikki and I, you and the band were fantastic!  (Wedding reception, July 2016)

We had the most wonderful time! (Wedding reception October 2016)
We have had some excellent feedback from those attending already, and very favourable comments regarding the band and the caller for the dancing.  Everyone has said it is the best ever event!  (Fund raising event Jan 2017)
Twas a good night even though I hurt today from so much dancing yesterday....your band is fab! (Dance October 2017)
‚ÄčIt was such a fun and enjoyable evening and we have had lots of great feedback on the dancing too.  We all thought the caller was delightfully calm and cheerful despite the mayhem.  (Fund raiser Jan 2018)
You were fantastic! You made my night and all my guests. Truly just the ticket. It was all a bit of a whirlwind for me, trying to get a dance in and see and talk to people and make them comfortable. The Scot's contingency were complimentary also and said it was a fab ceilidh. I cannot actually believe how many people got up to dance. It has been suggested by numerous people, that I do it every year! Brilliant night and thank you for making it perfectly memorable. (Birthday party May 2018)