classic Cumbrian ceilidh band

You want energized ceilidh music to set your house a-reeling?

You’ve found the right band!

Enjoy visiting our website and getting to know us and our music!

Melmerby Dancers

Striding Edge have played ceilidhs for all manner of social occasions, in venues ranging from large civic halls to cozy common rooms. Let us bring your friends and family together in a memorable night of ceilidh dance!

Wedding Ceilidh

Striding Edge have played wedding ceilidhs in venues ranging from four-star hotels to village halls and marquees.
Weddings are a speciality of ours: So let us round off your big day in style!


Striding Edge concerts are a feast of colourfull music drawn from our roots in the Cumbrian tradition: Soulful ballads with four-part harmony vocals; Lively jigs, reels and hornpipes on a remarkable array of instruments.

What People Are Saying About Striding Edge

Hi Mike,
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday- the band was amazing. Everyone has commented on how much fun it was and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
All the best and thanks again!

— Becca and Olly
Dear Mike and Striding Edge, Thank you for the fantastic event that Striding Edge provided at St. James Church in February 2018. The evening brought the community together: The atmosphere created by Striding Edge was friendly and a great time was had by all. People are still talking about it this week and encouraging me to organise the next ceilidh! With heartfelt thanks and appreciation,  
— Andrew Osborne and Fiona Gill
To Striding Edge and members: Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in October. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the ceilidh and even the most reluctant dancers joined in! We will definitely be recommending Striding Edge to all our friends. Thanks again,
— Claire and Keith
Good morning Mike, A huge thank you to Striding Edge for an amazing night of entertainment. Me, my friends and family had a fabulous evening Thank you,
— Sara