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Bristol Ceilidh Collective

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About Bristol Ceilidh Collective

Raucous in our roots. All your Ceilidh needs, with a twist...
Ceilidh band

We are the BCC. We lead High energy group folk dance to traditional Celtic music. Never Ceilidhed before? You are our perfect dancer. Our mission - to spread the ceilidh to all those yet to experience one. Dosey doe pro? Come jump in the saddle... The caller will guide you through the steps to each dance, before the live band begins each song where that set dance will begin. A guaranteed room shaker, atmosphere maker, and shell breaker package, check out our reviews to get a feel for yourself. We can be hired to transform any kind of function or event, to get the room moving and your feet stomping. We also do themed Ceilidh's of Medieval, pirate or circus. The theme alters the music we play and the outfits we're in. Perfect for bringing all the guests together at a wedding, upping the ante at a birthday do, or anything in between. Our set up: Guitarist Accordian player percussionist Fiddle Player Whistle player Caller 1 We can vary our line up between 3 members up to 7 members, or anything inbetween that, depending on your needs. We can also play folk covers and tunes in between and before or after dancing sets.

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Ceilidh, Early music, Medieval music, Folk, Irish rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Acoustic
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Bar / Club / Venue event, Christmas party
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Bristol Ceilidh Collective's Song list

Pirate Circle
Packhorse Rant
Lucky 7
Flying Scotsman
Cumberland sq 8
Country Dance
Our waltz
Strip the Willow
Maries wedding
Auld Lang Syne
A special day Waltz
Canal in October
The bourgogne Brawle
The horses Brawle
Flaming red hair
King of the fairies
Cardiac Ceilidh
Star of the County Down
Matty Groves
Frankies Gun
Rocky road to Dublin
Whisky in the jar
Dirty Old town
Pirates of the Carribean theme
Bella Ciao
The butterfly
John Ryans Polka
Galway Girl
Morrisons jig
Rights of man
Drowsy maggie
Jeruselem Waltz
The Bear Dance
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes. Please check our song list to choose which ones you would like or you can request a cover of your choice which we can learn and play for a small extra fee. Without specific song requests we will choose a set list from our song list, in keeping with the style and feel of the event or function.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our smallest is 4, then 5, 6 or up to 7 as our largest. Our line up option always consits of: Guitar Accordian Percussion Caller And extra members of Second caller Whistle Fiddle Can be added.

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

Thats fine, just let us know what your new timings now would be and we should be able to accomodate.

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

Yes, we can do so. Before the set, in the interval, and after our set. Either playing genres and tunes keeping in similiar in style as the ceilidh atmoshpere, in a style of your request.

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 1 hour, to create and make the space to play, as well as the space for people to dance. We soundcheck all the instruments together along with the mics for the callers.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, you can choose between 1 or 2 callers. For larger gatherings we advise two.

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

Yes thats completely fine.

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

Yes it is.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can! We can learn any requested song of your choice, and for a small additional fee, as this requires extra learning and rehersal time.

Bristol Ceilidh Collective'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£650
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£0
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Bristol Ceilidh Collective's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Mr B
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Such a great band. They were excellent at organising a large and slightly drunk wedding party and everyone had a lot of fun we would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a ceilidh band

Reply from Bristol Ceilidh Collective
3 months ago

Hey thanks so much! It was a lovely wedding and a lively crowd which we always like to see. If your wedding was anything to go by, you have a wonderful marriage ahead of you! Thanks again for having us.

William W
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had a great night and BCC were perfect. They got an enormous number of guests on the dance floor and feedback from them said the band were great. Thanks very much Olivia, Joe and Mr Percussion. Fully recommended! Jim. Ringwood Pipe Band

Reply from Bristol Ceilidh Collective
9 months ago

Thanks Jim for your kind words, and for having us! We had a wonderful time doing this gig, and were very impressed by how lovely everyone was, a great crowd. We would certainly love to Perform for you and your Pipeband again Jim.

Adam R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic ! They were brilliant from word go, communication to the party, they were great 👍🏼

Henry B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Bristol Ceilidh Collective, were absolutely fantastic, having a really fun positive energy. The did a cracking job with a song I asked them to perform. The band members were all very friendly and helpful. The band made a special night extra special and everyone who attended told us that they had an amazing time. We would definitely book this band again. Well done Bristol Ceilidh Collective fantastic job.

From other customers:

Emma F
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Bristol
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5 out of 5

I booked the Bristol Ceilidh Collective for my 30th birthday party and they SMASHED IT OUT THE PARK! They were incredibly fun, full of energy, and got everyone on the dancefloor. Lots of my friends said they were the best ceilidh band they've seen. They were also super nice, helpful and communicative when I booked them and then had to postpone due to covid. 100% recommend!

Sophie M
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Bristol
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5 out of 5

'There is nothing else like it. This is a necessity'

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