About Saedly Dorus and the Hoolie Band

Park the sofa, put the X-Factor on pause and step out for a fun evening of music and dancing. We are a folk-funk dance band playing our own blend of dance music for disco ceilidh dancing. Grooving basslines, folk vibes and smooth vocals blend to form our trademark sound, we hope you enjoy it!

Dance freestyle or in groups ceilidh-style, our dance caller and singer Steph Pirrie teaches you everything you need to know on the night.


Saturday was amazing! What a brilliant invention, absolutely fantastic. I loved it. I've rarely seen so many people get involved and have a ball. You and the band were all excellent - huge kudos to you.

"You guys were absolutely brilliant last night! We had such a fab time. I haven’t danced for 2 hours straight in YEARS, thank you so much for such a happy and fun night out! How wonderful also to see people aged between 8 and 70(?)having a great time together."

Oh Steph! I can't express how incredibly happy we are about your show on Friday!!! You and the band were absolutely amazing and so many of our guests came up to us afterwards and said they enjoyed it so much and it was an amazing and a really fun surprise to them. We were actually both quite surprised to see so many on the dance floor (also people who usually NEVER dance!) Please sent our message to the rest of the band. Xxx Maria & Mads

Thank you to you and the rest of the band, it was such a successful event and everyone had an amazing time from start to finish.

Excellent, brilliant – best party ever…!

Thanks so much for a FANTASTIC night on Friday....it has gone down in history as one of the best nights EVER. Everyone had such a brilliant time, and loved you and your music. Thanks so much for everything.

The atmosphere was brilliant, with everyone getting up to dance. We loved the mixture of folk and disco music, and got loads of compliments about our choice of band.

This is the best night out I've had for absolutely ages

It was an absolute joy to be (and to dance) at your gig at the O2 on Saturday. For all those people who were clearly having a fab time too, here's a quick reminder of the Saedly Dorus page whose 'Like' button one can press -- alas, facebook doesn't provide a 'Love' button!

Just wanted to thank you all for an absolutely amazing night last night, you guy's rock! You made our event even more special than we ever dreamed.

Last night was amazing - and the dancing was great - at times i think I was making it up!

Your mix of ceilidh disco and funk is fantastic

We had just the most brilliant time at the Hoolie night. Do another one!!!! Soon! It’ll help with the winter blues!

Thanks for a lovely evening on Saturday. The concept was really great and the music was excellent. The dances were a lot of fun especially the one that gets you moving round to meet everyone else!

Fab event - There was a lovely atmos. and the music, dancing etc were spot on.

You really were fantastic!!

I had such a FAB time ... I thought you were totally awesome.

I just wanted to write you a quick email to say how fantastic Saedly Dorus were on Sunday night at our wedding. Please can you pass on to the band our HUGE thanks and congratulations on such a brilliant gig. All the guests without fail have said how amazing you all were. My particular highlight of the night was seeing an entire room of guests grooving in sync to Stayin' Alive. The fusion of funk and ceilidh is such a great concept and it was absolute pleasure to have you all there sharing our day with us...Lots of love and huge appreciation! Sarah and Jules

"This is the awesome band we danced to on Sunday night at the wedding of Sarah and Jules. They were truly amazing and I would recommend to anyone"...

Brilliant brilliant brilliant! We can't wait to come to another Hoolie!

What a brilliant night! Thanks to all of the very talented band for one of the best nights out we've had in Oxford for years! Brilliant music, and what skill you have, Steph, managing to choreograph that huge crowd!

"Thank you to you and the rest of the Band, it was such a successful event and everyone had an amazing time from start to finish"


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