Ceilidh Liberation Front

The CLF is London’s Newest most radical & colourful live band subverting & converting the lore of Ceilidh with their energetic new regime of folk dance.

The Ceilidh Liberation Front is London’s most radical, and most colourful ceilidh band. Subverting and converting the world with their energetic new ceilidh regime, they breathe vigour and vitality into the traditional ceilidh, whilst honouring its roots and traditions.

United under the banner of The Nest Collective, London’s brightest folk club, and originally brought together by Mercury music prize nominee Sam Lee, this ceilidh ensemble are a coming together of the finest musicians, the most charismatic callers, the most uplifting and inspiring tunes, and the best dances… mostly traditional, with some bespoke dancing creations and the odd spontaneous improvisation!

Featuring a small army of virtuoso musicians collected from the four corners of the land, planted in the soils of Britain’s rich traditional music history, watered by years of playing, exploring, collaborating and innovating, and now blossoming together in this new-old-beautiful-fantastical formation, the CLF combines music, dance, and a generous sprinkling of theatricals to bring this unique experience to the world. Ceilidh music as you’ve never heard (or seen) it before, make sure you bring your dancing shoes.



Lore of the Dancefloor

London’s newest dance craze is about to flutter into life, taking the traditional ceilidh as its starting point, but ripping up the rule book, souping up the music and subverting the dance moves’ – The Londonist

Featuring a small army of virtuoso musicians collected from the four corners of the land, planted in the soils of Britain’s rich traditional music history, watered by years of playing, exploring, collaborating and innovating, and now blossoming together in this new-old-beautiful-fantastical formation, the CLF combines music, dance, and a generous sprinkling of theatricals to bring this unique experience to the world. Ceilidh music as you’ve never heard (or seen) it before, make sure you bring your dancing shoes.

The Rules of Ceilidh

The event was totally packed, and full of high energy, great fun, and good spirit from start to finish…we would love to have them back again!’ – Southbank Centre

The ceilidh was absolutely brilliant, everyone had such a fun (and energetic!) evening – from the avid dancers to the grumpy old men in the corner who were up on their feet in no time! It was a wonderful way to get everyone involved and we all had so much fun, thank you.’ – The Rose Theatre Kingston



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