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Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band

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About Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band

Cat’s Claw are arguably South Wales’ hardest-working ceilidh band. If you want a foot-stomping, roof-raising good time, look no further!
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Cat’s Claw are arguably South Wales’ hardest-working ceilidh band, and currently in the top ten most booked ceilidh bands on Encore's site. An energetic and professional unit with over 20 years of experience, their unique mix of well-known and unusual tunes and dances brings new excitement to the ceilidh experience. If you want a foot-stomping, roof-raising, rollicking good time, look no further-acoustic instruments creating an electric atmosphere!

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25 gigs
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Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band's Song list

Traditional and modern tunes from anywhere we can get them-Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, America....you name it, we play it....
We can provide specific evenings of Scottish, Irish, English, Welsh or American dances and tunes if that's what you's prefer instead of a mix...just ask! Ceilidhs, barn dances, hoedowns, twmpaths - they're all enormous fun. You just need to see the huge grins on everyone's faces to see that they're enjoying themselves, and that makes it fun for us as well!
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

We prefer to concentrate on what we do best so we don't normally perform covers, though we have been happy to learn a specific tune for a first dance, for example...

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

We'll be as flexible as we can, so we can always alter timings to suit you in the run up to the day. When we’re there we can play as and when you want, and of course liaise with you throughout to make sure things are going the way that you want.

How much time do you need to set up?

We have a very compact PA system, so setting up only takes about 20 minutes. We always aim to arrive about an hour beforehand - we like to be a bit early as I find that it puts people’s minds at rest to know that we’re there and ready to go as soon as the venue can have the space ready for us to set up.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, we do! Our caller will explain each dance and keep talking you through the steps after the music starts.

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

All the band, the sound system, an experienced caller, and a great evening’s entertainment are included in our quotes! We arrive in plenty of time to get set up, so it’s stress-free for you too!
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Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band's Reviews

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Dorothea L
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing experience, really skilled caller and great sound! We booked for our wedding and had so much fun! Sorry we didn't dance for all of the dances, we didn't realise how tired we would be but our guests had a blast! Thank you so much.

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Joshua W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band was amazing. Great music and great engagement. They helped make our special day even more memorable.

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Harriet S
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

A fantastic experience, great fun, flexible and relaxed, and wonderful music. Thank you so much!! We have had so many comments on the fantastic band.

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Lauren P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The band were fantastic, they wore us all out. They were amazing at getting the children involved. I would highly recommend this band to anyone. Thank you.

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Amy
1 year ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for the amazing music you played at our wedding on Saturday. All of our guests had an absolutely brilliant time and we have had so much positive feedback about the ceilidh. It was so so much fun we loved every second! Please could you pass on our thanks to the rest of the band members as well? When we get our photographs through we will send over any good ones from the ceilidh!

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Richard C
2 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for playing our wedding on the 23rd October at Cefin tilla court, after it was postponed twice! Better late than never, thanks again, you were brilliant! Even if we weren’t! 😂

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