FAQ

A glance through the following could well answer some of your initial questions, and help when you come to Contact us.

What about structure and timings for a ceilidh?

We can be flexible on the sets we would play, for example: 1×1 hour set, 2×1 hour sets, or up to 3 hours of dancing (with a break) typically between 8:00pm and 11:00/11:30pm. We require access for setting up, ideally, one hour before the dancing start. Earlier starts and finishes are not usually a problem, but we would need to discuss if you wanted us to play longer or later, and any finishing time after midnight would attract an additional premium.

What is the process for booking Innistor?

Should you decide to book Innistor, then in response to your confirming e-mail or phonecall we will e-mail you a copy of our Agreement Form. This should be completed and returned, ideally within 2 weeks of your confirmation. We then e-mail you a scanned countersigned copy for your records.

What size of dance area is required?

As a baseline, we find you can get up to 50 people comfortably on a dance area of 5m x 9m – so, for example, you need twice that area if expecting 100 people to be dancing at one time.

What are the band’s playing area requirements?

As a guide, the band can perform comfortably in an area of 2m x 2m per band member and caller – thus, an area of 2m deep by 8m wide for the 3-piece band + caller (but we can manage in less). A bit of height above the dance floor helps the caller to see more of the dancers and gives the band more “presence”, so we would always wish to use a stage if available; otherwise some staging blocks are always much appreciated, but not a problem if not readily available.