Four Hand Band

Mary Humphreys and Anahata play ceilidhs as a duo

Anahata, melodeon Anahata
mary Humphreys, electric piano Mary Humphreys
electric piano

A Small Ceilidh Band in West Yorkshire

Playing Again from October 2021

From October 2021 onwards, we are now considering post-pandemic bookings and are willing to play for dancing anywhere within a sensible range of Keighley (West Yorkshire and Lancashire).
Mary Humphreys and Anahata are well known for their festival and folk club performances of traditional English song and tunes. They play ceilidhs as part of Barley Cote Band with fiddler Chris Partington, English Rebellion with Nick and Mary Barber and until 2019, Cambridge-based Fendragon.

For smaller dances, though (and not necessarily all that small...) Mary and Anahata are a perfectly good band by themseleves. They have their own PA system and will provide a caller or work with the caller of your choice. Their music is the product of years of research looking for good English tunes that are perfect for this type of dancing. They play with joyful, bouncy energy, tunes that were designed to get you on your feet and your feet off the floor!

their performance on Saturday combined a solid danceable rhythm with inventive lines around a range of well-chosen ceilidh tunes. - Steve Jones, Ryburn 3 Step, February 2019.


For booking enquiries


Phone 01535 501017