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Akmed’s Camel

Lincolnshire’s Premier Ceilidh Band

As a South Lincolnshire Ceilidh Band; Lincoln, Sleaford, Boston, Bourne, Spalding, and Stamford, see many of our gigs.

South Holland has many influences on our Ceilidh Band, ranging from the tunes we play to the dances we call.

As a Lincolnshire Ceilidh Band, we promote Ceilidh, Barn and Folk dancing in our county.

Ceilidh Band Surrounds Spalding

Our ceilidh band members have some of the best talent across Lincolnshire. Members from Akmeds Camel Ceilidh Band live in Boston, Holbeach, Crowland, and Bourne. As Spalding is central to us, ee regulary invite guest Musicians and Callers to join our Ceilidh Band from Spalding, Sleaford, Stamford and the Deepings.

Several of the ceilidh dances our caller knows are also related to locations in Lincolnshire, such as the Boston Tea Party. A few of the dance tunes are similarly associated by having Lincolnshire locations within their title. These include Market Rasen Louth Quicksteps and Lincolnshire Polka.

Lincolnshire and Surrounding Counties

Lincolnshire is in the East Midlands and is the largest English county. Some citizens of Lincolnshire proudly proclaim themselves as "Yellow Bellys".

Around North Lincolnshire are the counties of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. To the East of Lincolnshire are Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Finally, South Lincolnshire borders on Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

As a Lincolnshire ceilidh band with a far reaching reputation, we are often invited to perform ceilidh dances within these surrounding counties.

Byards Leap

Although we are back to being Akmeds Camel, we are still known in the South Holland area as Byards Leap Ceilidh Band. This title is also a small hamlet in Lincolnshire, which is renowned in folk law.

Blind Byard was a magical horse that helped to destroy an evil witch. While being pursued by the witch, Byard leaped from a tall cliff. Where he landed, his rider turned and killed the witch and here the community of Byards Leap was formed.