Ceilidh band

Bluesocks Ceilidh band

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About Bluesocks Ceilidh band

Midlands based ceilidh band. Six piece to Two piece band available plus a caller for guiding you through the dances.
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A womping great wall of sound playing contemporary and traditional tunes from the British Isles for ceilidhs and concerts. The band is made up of some of the best folk musicians for dance music in the country.

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Bluesocks Ceilidh band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Laura S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Bluesocks were a wonderful addition to our wedding. Everyone had so much fun and got involved. The caller was great at explaining and very patient and the bands music was amazing. They also stayed on to do a DJ playlist which was great. Would very much recommend them for any event you hold.

Reply from Bluesocks Ceilidh band
5 months ago

Thank you Laura, we had such a great time!

From other customers:

Dave W
5 years ago, for a New Year's Eve in Bretforton
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5 out of 5

I have been involved with the New Year's Eve ceilidh's for a number of years and have seen the dancefloor full every year for The Bluesocks Ceilidh Band. Very professional and always bring an experienced caller to talk us through he dances.

Angela F
6 years ago

The Bluesocks were fantastic at our wedding. A brilliant end to our day and all the guests had a great time!

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Bluesocks Ceilidh band's Song list

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Seargent
Strip the willow
Cornish Six Hand Reel
Nottingham Square Eight
St Bernard's Waltz
The Veneta
Clopton Bridge
Circassian Circle
Horses Bransle
OXO Reel
Virginia Reel
The Flying Scotsman
Cumberland Square Eight
English Folk Music
Irish Folk Music
Scottish Folk Music
Welsh Folk Music
French Bal
Scandinavian Folk Music
Irish songs
English folk songs
Robert Burns Songs
Contra dances

Bluesocks Ceilidh band's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£1100
Up to 3 hours£1150
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes we can perform covers or requested tunes in the set. We would need some warning to prepare the arrangements.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we can offer a ceilidh line up from two musicians and a caller up to 5/6 musicians and caller. Any line up to suit your requirement. The line up of different instruments can be changed to meet your needs, although it will nearly always be two melody instruments and rhythm/bass.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to the client. If timings change before the event, just let us know and we can work with you.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can provide an ipod through the PA for first dances/ interval music/ final DJ set. Using this service after the ceilidh for the final set is normally an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We normally require 45-60 mins to set up. This varies slightly depending on the number of musicians in the line up and the venue.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we always provide an experienced caller in the package we offer. If for some reason you have a caller or someone else in mind, please let us know with some warning as that may alter the cost of the package or the line up.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set list of dances is crafted through the experience of the caller and musicians. However, if you have specific dances you wish to add we can usually accomodate.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?

Yes, the PA is always included in the quote. Lighting can be added normally for no to little extra charge. This depends on what the venue has already.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn specific tunes or even a song depending on the line up. This will come at a small extra charge to account for rehearsla times.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The energy that The Blue Socks offers is second to none. We are always create a great party atmosphere and the callers we use always put the guests at ease straight away.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at hundred of great unique venues. We have played at wedding venues, village halls, festival marquees and outdoors under the stars!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We have a big mix of influences from folk to jazz to funk even to military marching bands! This mix of different genres can be heard in our unique sound!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We have played at a number of prestigious folk festivals. One of our highlights was at Sidmouth Folk Week a couple of years ago.
Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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