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Panic at the Ceilidh

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One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

Panic at the Ceilidh are an exciting new ceilidh band on the London scene. Founded by a group of King's College London alumni, they have one goal for each and every ceilidh they play: providing an enjoyable and entertaining night for all! Our caller, John, has been involved with ceilidh bands from a young age, and can tailor a night to the more advanced dancers, or for complete beginners. The band have all worked as professional musicians for many years, and enjoy being creative and novel with their musical arrangements. The flexible setup of musicians we have also means we can cater for smaller, more intimate gatherings, or larger scale events. Whatever your requirements, do get in touch and see how we can help you have the best night possible!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Scottish music, Christmas, Rock, World music, Light music, Easy listening, Latin
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Theatre / Show
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Song list

Here are a selection of dances we can include for your ceilidh.
- Circassian Circle
- Swedish Masquerade
- Strip the Willow (a big favourite!)
- The Sausage Machine
- Horses Brawl
- Dashing White Sergeant
- Cumberland Square Eight
- Canadian Barn Dance
- Gay Gordons
- Military Two-Step
- Eightsome Reel
- Ashokan Waltz
- Lucky Seven
- Bridge of Athlone
- The Flying Scotsman
- The Virginia Reel
- Three Around Three
- Orcadian Strip the Willow
- Highland Schottische
- Seige of Ennis
- The Packhorse Rant
- Hamilton House
- Reel of the 51st Division
- St. Bernard's Waltz
- Hooligan's Jig
N.B. we are not limited to these dances, so if you don't see your personal favourite, don't panic, we can include any dances that you particularly want.
Customer questions

Do you provide a caller?

Indeed we do! Our caller is well versed in all the classic dances, but is happy to learn new ones if you have a special request. If you don't need a caller/dancing, that's not a problem, our caller also plays cello in the band.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1100


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Andrew L, 3 months ago

We booked Panic at the ceilidh for our wedding on Saturday . They played two sets and they were amazing . They had our guests reeling on the dance floor and calling for more . They made our night . Would highly recommend them. Thanks guys !!

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Ben H, 1 year ago

Panic At The Ceilidh were brilliant - both fun and engaging all evening! They were easy to work with and we couldn't recommend them highly enough!

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Matthew O, 1 year ago

What an awesome night of fun! The band, they kept us on our toes all evening, and even when people were tired, nobody wanted to stop dancing! Their caller was very good at explaining the steps clearly and it meant even those of us with two left feet could have a really enjoyable time! Don't know which band to book? Don't panic - book Panic at the Ceilidh