The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers is a four piece barn dance and ceilidh band based in South Staffordshire. We have many years experience providing barn dances and ceilidhs, and a passion for all things relating to folk music and dancing.
Below is a little more about each of us and the paths that led us to the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers.
Karen teaches piano and keyboard and has run her own teaching practice since 1986. She has also taught these instruments at Maple Hayes School for over 20 years. She has been dancing since she was small child and, when younger, taught ballroom and Latin dance, but the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers is her first barn dance band. She is the local representative for one of countries largest music examining boards.
Peter has been folk dancing for over 35 years and has been playing in ceilidh bands since 1981, including Bash Street Band and Jiggery Polkary. He started calling barn dances as an emergency stand-in nearly 30 years ago and has been doing it ever since. He has run dance workshops at a variety of events, including various festivals, Lichfield Fuse and Saltaire Day of Dance. Peter is a member of Lichfield Morris Men and recently danced with the “Heung Gong Gwoo Doi Ying Gwok Mo Tuen” (Hong Kong Morris!).
Richard plays for Three Spires Morris, Ryknild Rabble Morris and Swans in Clogs, he has also played for Beggars Oak Clog Dancers. Richard has many years experience having played for several local ceilidh bands including The Bash Street Band, Mothers Ruin and Ragman's Trumpet.
Sue plays for Three Spires Morris, Ryknild Rabble Morris and Swans in Clogs, she also played for Beggars Oak Clog Dancers. Sue is a classical guitar teacher and is currently music teacher at Queen's Croft High School, Lichfield.