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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 callers 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 Mandolin Player Fiddle Player Caller 1 Caller 2 We can vary our line up between 4 members (3 band and one caller) up to 7 members of 5 band and two callers, or anything inbetween that, depending on your needs. We can also play folk covers and tunes in between and before or after dancing sets.

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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Song list

Pirate Circle
Packhorse Rant
Lucky 7
Flying Scotsman
Cumberland sq 8
Country Dance
Our waltz
Strip the Willow
Auld Lang Syne
The bourgogne Brawle
Flaming red hair
Trolly lolly
King of the fairies
Tri martolod
Cooleys reel
lilting banshee
Star of the County Down
Matty Groves
Frankies Gun
Rocky road to Dublin
Raggle taggle gypsy
Whisky in the jar
Dirty Old town
Pirates of the carribean theme
Bella Ciao
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes. Please check our song list to choose which ones you would like or you can request up to 3 covers of your choice which we can learn and play for a small extra fee.

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 Mandolin 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. Either playing genres and tunes keepinh similiar in style or in a style of your request.

How much time do you need to set up?

Between 1 hour to half an hour, to create and make the space to play, as well as the space for people to dance. We ghrn 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! Up to 3 songs, and for a small additional fee, as this requires extra learning and rehersal time.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£550
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£750


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Esmee T, 2 months ago

'Such an Incredible experience and so high energy! I’m so looking forward to the next'