The Beltonas
traditional dance music
The Beltonas
Paul Dickinson The Beltonas are an English ceilidh band with a difference - their melodeon player Andy Mackay comes from Portmahomack in North-East Scotland and he likes to sneak his old Jimmy Shand tunes into the repertoire without the others noticing.  Plus fiddle player Paul Dickinson tries to do the same with the tunes he makes up himself.  Add to this the constantly inventive piano of Penny Sykes and assorted rattles and thuds from Chris Dickinson and you have a varied mix, good to dance to and good to listen to.
Andy Mackay
Penny Sykes First and foremost a ceilidh band who will soon have you tapping your feet and up on the dance floor, the Beltonas are also at home in a concert performance, when Penny's songwriting is likely to come to the fore. They also provide background music for parties and weddings where something relaxed and tuneful is called for.
Chris Dickinson
The band host a regular community event with Slapdash Appalachian Dancers at St Mary's Church Hall, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. This is called the No Frills Ceilidh - click here for the details.
The band's caller, Sue Gray, guides even complete novices effortlessly through the dances.  But don't worry about getting all the steps right, she says making mistakes is part of the folk process.
Sue Gray
The Beltonas come with their own PA, and for larger venues, a proper sound engineer. They will travel any reasonable distance from their native South Lincolnshire.  They have played at village hall socials, fundraisers, Burns nights, weddings, anniversaries, parties and on Radio Lincolnshire and are happy to consider any request (well almost any).  Prices depend on your requirements, but are not expensive.
Contact:  01775 723026 or e-mail