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Ceilidh Tree

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About Ceilidh Tree

Ceilidh band
Reading
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Ceilidh Tree are one of the UK's most exciting ceilidh bands! Foot stomping fiddles, accordion and experienced caller to show the moves.

Ceilidh Tree are an energetic band featuring some of the UK's finest young folk musicians, passionate about traditional music and dance. We have become one of the UK's most sought after ceilidh acts due to our unique and modern twist on ceilidh dancing - our regular monthly public ceilidh night has gained us a massive following in London and beyond. Featuring footstomping fiddles, accordion, guitar and expert caller to show you the moves, this band are guaranteed to get you dancing! We perform lively Scottish, Irish, English & Welsh folk music for dancing at weddings & events in England & beyond. The emphasis is always on fun and making sure everyone is involved and enjoying the dances - absolutely no dancing experience required - book now for your ceilidh or barn dance event! "London's finest ceilidh band" - Evening Standard "Fantastic music" - Irish Post "Footstomping fiddles and caller to show the moves" - Timeout "Ace" - The List As seen on TV! Ceilidh Tree can also offer a discounted Ceilidh and DJ package, along with a range of themed ceilidhs including: Burns Night Scottish Ceilidh English Barn Dance Ceilidh St Patrick's Irish Ceili Pirate Ceilidh American Hoedown Ceilidh

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Dashing White Sergeant
Strip The Willow
Gay Gordons
Flying Scotsman
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Square Eight
Canadian Barn Dance
Riverside
Military Two Step
Virginia Reel
Scottish Waltz
Broons Reel
Swedish Masquerade
Reel of the 51st
Pride of Erin Waltz
Lucky Seven
Horses Brawl
Waves Of Tory
Siege Of Ennis
Eightsome Reel
Djatchko Kolo
St Bernard's Waltz
Auld Lang Syne
John Ryan's Polka
Morrisons Jig
Haste To The Wedding
Scotland The Brave
Mairi's Wedding
St Anne's Reel
Miss McLeod's
Cooley's Reel
Flowers Of Edinburgh
Egan's Polka
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy of our caller, emphasis on fun and responsiveness to how guests are taking to the ceilidh. Also flexibility in terms of timings.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Windsor Castle Barbican Royal Opera House Shakespeare's Globe Cutty Sark Jamie Oliver's Feastival Cecil Sharp House Caledonian Club London Irish Centre Royal Scottish Reg't HQ

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lunasa Planxty Dubliners Flook Kathryn Tickell Lau Peatbog Faeries Boys Of The Lough

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

For Royal Opera House, on ITV and Proms.

Can you perform covers?

Yes we're very happy to include some well known songs performed in a folky style. We can also include well-loved singalong folk songs.

Do you have different line-up options?

We perform as a quartet of fiddle, accordion, guitar and caller but also perform as a trio of guitar, caller, and fiddle. For smaller events we can perform as guitarist caller with fiddle or accordion and also offer a caller and backing tracks option. We can also add percussion, flute or whistle to make a larger band or on request in the smaller line-ups.

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

We always do our best to accommodate and as long as we've not got any other prior commitments, we can usually be very flexible if things change. We can also be flexible on the night if guests require longer break or extended ceilidh session!

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

We very regularly provide a ceilidh and disco option with playlist, requests on the night and full lighting rig. We can also provide use of our PA system for after, before or in between ceilidh sets for a little extra, depending on the timings.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive 1 hour prior to performing, the setup is fairly quick (typically 25 mins) so this allows plenty of time.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, we almost always work with a caller and they're the undisputed star of the show! They will host the event and do their utmost to make sure everyone is having as excellent a time as possible.

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

Yes! Very happy to talk through our set list in advance and accommodate any specific dance / tune requests.

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

Yes, we typically perform through our own PA system though if there's a system at the venue then happy to use this and will offer a discount if so.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can though would need to add on a little to the fee depending on the song to cover rehearsal / arrangement time.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1145
Up to 2 hours£1195
Up to 3 hours£1295
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£550
Available services
DJ Set With Lighting
+£445

Reviews

From customers:

Evening S, 6 years ago

London's finest ceilidh band

Sarah E, 4 years ago

Ceilidh Tree played at our wedding a few weeks ago and were absolutely brilliant! The music was great, they were very enthusiastic and energetic and great at getting everyone involved! They had a solution to our first dance fears, making it far less daunting! Our Scottish guests were particularly impressed, preferring it by far to their local ceilidhs! Their DJ was fantastic too - accommodating our more unusual musical tastes without preventing people from dancing. We thoroughly recommend them!

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