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Ceilidh With Us

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About Ceilidh With Us

Upbeat & Classy 2-6pc band, playing Ceilidh Classics, alongside Folk, Rock & Pop, Acoustic or with Bass & Drums, With or Without a Caller 👍
Ceilidh band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Welcome to the Ceilidh With Us Experience - The Best Party Ever. We're bringing Ceilidh back and we're up for the craic! So come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out with us for the Ceilidh. We pride ourselves on offering Traditional Scottish & Irish Barn Dancing, Traditional Celtic songs, Jigs & Reels, as well as normal function tunes if required. Guests say we stand out in our charismatic calling, vocals, refreshing arrangements and unique crowd engagement style, which guarantees a buzzing dancefloor all night. Bookings include: Quality sound system, lighting, fog machine, mics for speeches, bespoke background & disco playlists, PAT tested & PLI Insured. Available upscales: Live DJ sets, wedding ceremony sets, drinks reception acts and more. See our profile for a selection of videos, band line-ups & client feedback. Drop us a message anytime for a prompt response.

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

Dances:
Ayr Promenade
Balmoral Bump
Bridge of Athlone
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Circle Waltz
Clopton Bridge
Cornish Six Hand Reel
Cumberland Reel
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Falling Masonry
Festival Reel
Flying Scotsman
Gay Gordons
Goathland Square 8
Highland Welcome
Lucky Seven
Military 2-Step
Ninepins
Snowball
St Bernard’s Waltz
Strip the Willow
Swedish Masquerade
Terrace Loggers Jig
The Gypsy Girl
The Gypsy Girl's Headscarf
Virginia Reel
Songs:
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
All Souls Night – Loreena McKennitt
Auld Lang Syne – Bb
Black Eyed Boy - Texas
Black Velvet Band – Bb
Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Bb
Breakeven – The Script
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – G
Breathless – The Corrs
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Caledonia – Dolores Keane
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Danny Boy – Eva Cassidy
Donald Where’s Your Troosers - Cm (Bb)
Don't Leave Me This Way - Communards
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Down By the Sally Gardens – Loreena McKennitt
Dreams – The Corrs
Drunken Sailor – Irish Rovers
Farewell to Ireland – Am
Fear a Bhata – Alison Helzer
From Clare to here – Ralph McTell
Galway Girl – Johnny Logan
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Go Lassie Go - C
Hills Of Connemara – Gaelic Storm
I Know My Love – The Corrs
I Love A Lassie - G
I'll Tell My Ma' – D
I’ll Be There For You – Bb
Irish Pub Song – The High Kings
Lannigan’s Ball – Em
Linger – The Cranberries
Lord of the Dance – Dubliners
Mairi’s Wedding - C
Michael Row The Boat Ashore – Foster & Allen
Molly Malone – Johnny Logan & Friends
Mr Rock & Roll – Amy Macdonald
Only a Woman's Heart – Mary Black
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Radio - The Corrs
Rosebud By My Early Walk - Robert Burns
Scotland the Brave - Bb
Say What You Want - Texas
Seven Drunken Nights – The Dubliners
Sing - Travis
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For – U2
Streets Have No Name – U2
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Angela Cameron
The Drunken Scotsman – Sallymacs
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – Bb
The Ploughman - Robert Burns
The Rattlin' Bog - Irish Rovers
The Star of The County Down – Bm
This Is The Life – Amy Macdonald
Whisky In The Jar – The Tramps
Wild Rover – C
Zombie - The Cranberries
Jigs:
Atholl Highlanders (A)
Banish Misfortune (D)
Blackthorn Stick (A)
Captain Leno
Cock’O North
Davy Davy Knick Knack
Donkey Riding
Fred's Frolics
Geese In The Bog
Haste to the Wedding (D)
Irish Washerwoman (G)
Kesh (G)
Lannigan’s Ball (Em)
Lark in the Morning (D)
Lilibulero
Morrison’s (Em)
New Rigged Ship - D
Oyster Girl
Scotland the Brave
Swallowtail (Em)
The Bugle
The Rakes of Clonmel (Am)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (D)
Uncle’s Jig
Upton Stick Dance
Rakes of Clonmel - Am
Reels:
42nd Highlanders
Brighton Camp
Cooley’s (Em)
Dashing White Seargant (D)
Devil’s Among the Tailors – A
Drowsy Maggie (Em)
Duke of Perth (D)
Farewell to Ireland (D)
Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
Jimmy Allen (D)
Hills of Connemara (D)
Mason’s Apron – A
Maggie in the Wood
Miss McLeod’s (G)
My Love
O’Donell Abu
Oh Suzanna
Red Haired Boy (A)
She’s But a Lassie Yet
Soldier's Joy
The Banshee (G)
The Maid behind the Bar (D)
The Musical Priest (Bm)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (D)
Toss the Feathers (D)
Uncle Bernards
Weasel’s Revenge
Waltzes:
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Give me your Hand (G)
Margaret's Waltz (G)
Orange in Bloom (D)
Si Beag Si Mor (D)
Hornpipes:
Boys of Bluehill (D)
Chief O Neil’s Favourite (D)
Harvest Home (D)
King of the Fairies (Em)
Soldier’s Joy (D)
Staten Island (D)
Polkas:
Bonny Kate (G)
Harper’s Frolic (D)
John Ryan’s (D)
Mairi’s Wedding (G)
Rakes of Mallow (G)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients tend to rave about the band’s high level of showmanship & crowd engagement, as well as our warm & friendly approach, bespoke service and special attention to detail.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Wedding venues, hotels, members clubs, sports clubs, theatres, bars, restaurants, festivals, markets, fairs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Real folklore belongs to the folk - We're mostly inspired by people, pure love of music and artistic conviction.

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

Hurlingham Club, Hospital Club, Bloomberg, KPMG, TEZENIS to name a few.

Can you perform covers?

Besides standard Irish & Scottish repertoire, we specialise in offering a happy mix of traditional & contemporary, to appeal to any crowd. For weddings - We also offer a set of traditional Ceilidh dancing, followed by a set of function music. The guitar is swapped for electric, the accordion for keys, the flute for sax and the percussion for drums.

Do you have different line-up options?

1pc = Vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion 2pc = Vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion, fiddle/flute 3pc = Vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion, fiddle/flute 4pc = Vocals, guitar, harmonica, fiddle/flute, bass, drums/percussion 5pc = Vocals, guitar, harmonica, fiddle/flute, accordion, bass, drums/percussion * Caller available from 3pc and up

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

When you book with us, we keep that date & time in our diary just for you. We understand that timings for any event can vary and always remain as flexible as possible within reason, while communicating with you prior to and throughout the event. Please note: Additional fees may apply for finishing after midnight (in line with Musician Union regulations).

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

All our bookings include a bespoke DJ playlist service throughout the event, tailored with all your song requests. Live DJ sets are also available at a special price.

How much time do you need to set up?

We offer flexible setup solutions for all types of events and in discussion with the client, venue & event planner will ensure our setup time meets the event timings & specifications.

Do you provide a caller?

We work with some of the best callers, who are guaranteed to get even the shyest of novices off their feet.

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

You can select ALL your songs, tunes & dances. You can even select some songs which aren’t on our list. We love learning new songs, and ensuring your show is fully-tailored and unique to your event.

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

Indeed. Remember, bands can only sound as good as the amplification they’re playing through. That's why we use PAT tested high-end amplification, as well as party, stage & mood lighting with a dedicated engineer, to ensure everything looks & sounds just right all throughout your event. * Make sure to ask your venue whether or not they use a noise limiter.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. Learning new songs keeps us quick on our feet and keeps our repertoire fresh. This will normally be free of charge. * In case you have an exceptional request (i.e song arrangement for a large band or a large number of songs especially prepared) we may have to charge a bit extra.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£900
Packages
2pc Band + Caller3 musicians
• Guitar, harmonica, fiddle, caller (vocals optional) • 2x50min sets with all your song requests • Big show effect with PA, lights, fog machine • DJ playlist between the live sets, speech mic
£1200
3pc Band + Caller4 musicians
• Guitar, harmonica, fiddle, drums, caller (vocals optional) • 2x50min sets with all your song requests • Big show effect with PA, lights, fog machine • DJ playlist between the live sets, speech mic
£1600
4pc Band + Caller5 musicians
• Guitar, harmonica, fiddle, flute, drums, caller (vocals optional) • 2x50min sets with all your song requests • Big show effect with PA, lights, fog machine • DJ playlist between the live sets, speech mic
£2000
5pc Band + Caller6 musicians
• Guitar, harmonica, fiddle, flute, double bass / accordion, drums, caller (vocals optional) • 2x50min sets with all your song requests • Big show effect with PA, lights, fog machine • DJ playlist between the live sets, speech mic
£2400
Available services
1hr Live DJ Set
+£200
2hr Live DJ Set
+£300
Caller
+£400

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, 1 year ago

Lilac and Remko and the band were absolutely superb and helped make our wedding day so special. They are such lovely people and so adaptable. We are so grateful for your amazing performance and effort getting everyone at our wedding on the dance floor and involved in the ceilidh. It was exactly the blend of music genres and styles we were hoping for and so many of our guests praised you and the band for such a great atmosphere.

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Jan L, 1 year ago

Can't thank Ceilidh With Us enough for a fantastic night. Right from the start their communication was excellent. They were flexible with the arrangements and came up with a set that was perfect for my event. The sound quality and setup was brillient. I have had a huge response from my guests saying what a great party it was and how much they liked the live music. Thanks again and keep up the good work! Cheers Jan

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Gary G, 1 year ago

Lilac, Hilary and Remko recently played at a private party I organised for my wife's 50th Birthday and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. They were everything you would want a band to be - helpful and adaptable in terms of agreeing the set list, professional and communicative throughout, incredibly efficient on set-up and ultimately outstanding performers. Not just in terms of playing and singing, but also in terms of stagecraft and working the crowd. We had an amazing knees-up dancing to Irish reels, folk songs and modern Irish hits in rapid rotation. Not only that but the guys hung on for a couple of hours after the performance and chatted with all of the guests and were a tremendous addition to the bonhomie of the evening. Snap them up, they are a rare and delightful band.

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Deborah P, 9 months ago

Dear Ceilidh With Us, we wanted to thank YOU all for a wonderful evening on Saturday! It really was a great evening - as I'm sure you realised from so many smiling faces and so many people who enjoyed the opportunity to dance. The caller sized us up very quickly and put together a great programme of dances to appeal to the more and less experienced dancers - We so appreciated your musicianship and the blend of instruments. Remko - your sound and light system created a great atmosphere, I genuinely think people would have danced all night, given half the chance! Many people have already said what fun they had and how much they enjoyed the evening. These are sobering times so thank you so much for helping us create a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere where we could celebrate birthdays and friendship. Lilac, you were so helpful from our very first conversation and made sure everything ran so smoothly. I feel sure we'll find another opportunity to book you all again. With our best wishes and grateful thanks, Deborah and Sandy

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Michelle G, 1 year ago

Ceilidh With Us created a great atmosphere in the market with our customers tapping their feet along with the band. Thank you for bearing with the weather and for putting on a fabulous show.

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