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Price of My Pig

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About Price of My Pig

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band"- Folk Roots Radio
Ceilidh band
Lancaster
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Price of My Pig are an exciting new band from North West England. They perform Original, Irish, English and European folk tunes in an exciting blend with rhythms from disco, reggae, funk, afrobeat, ska and more. They feature an exciting combination of professional musicians from diverse musical backgrounds, each bringing new ideas and sounds to the band, led by respected melodeon player and teacher, Ben Farmer. ‘POMP’ is destined to make people smile with its driving beats and memorable melodies. “Thanks for a wonderful evening at Phoenix Ceilidh. Hopefully we will see you at some of the larger festivals soon.” Phoenix Ceilidhs, Adlington

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10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, World music, Scottish music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Britpop, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service, Cruise, Virtual event
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Song list

Here's a list of some of our most popular dances. There are lots more besides...
An Dro
Black Nag
Black Sail
Bottoms Up
Bourrées
Bransle de Moutarde (aka Horse's Bransle)
Bridge of Athlone
Britannia Two Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Chancellor's Farewell
Christmas Tree
Circassian Circle
Circle Waltz
Clopton Bridge
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Eightsome Reel
Fandango (with Arin Arin)
Flying Scotsman
Four Round Four
Fretful Porcupine
Gay Gordons
Grand Chain
Grand March
Hanterdro
Heel Toe Polka
Highland Barn Dance
Hooligan's Jig
Horse's Bransle
Lucky Seven
Maggie's Mixer
Military Two-Step
Ninepins
Orcadian Strip the Willow
OXO Reel
La Pieternelle
Rebecca's Roundabout
Riverside
Sausage Machine
Schottisches
Siege of Ennis
Small Potatoes
St Bernard's Waltz
Strip the Willow
Sweets of May
Tarantella
Virginia Reel
Walls of Limerick
Waves of Tory
Westmorland Cottagers
Witch's Reel
Wring out the Dishrag
Zemer Atik
Covers:
Chasing Cars
Brown Eyed Girl
Dirty Old Town
Friday I'm in Love
Galway Girl
Harvest Moon
Here Comes the Sun
Proud Mary
Psycho Killer
Toxic
Whiskey in the Jar
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Outside of the festivals, we mostly play for private clients for weddings, concerts, events and conferences e.g. Lancaster University, Preston Harris Museum, Deco Publique, Mid Pennine Arts, Penrith Winter Droving, More Music and more...

Can you perform covers?

Please send us a message to discuss covers.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our main line-up is Accordion; Fiddle; Bouzouki/Guitar; Bass and Drums. Our Accordionist, Ben, doubles as caller. We have often played as a four-piece without fiddle, or as a trio (accordion; fiddle; bouzouki/guitar) and as a duo (accordion; bouzouki/guitar).

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

Let us know - we can nearly always accomodate

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

Yes

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes

Do you provide a caller?

Absolutely. Our front man, Ben Farmer is an experienced and entertaining caller who will tailor the nights dances to the abilities of the dancers. Suitable for any age.

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

Yes - if you have a favourite dance that isn't on our list, just let us know and we'll see if it's on file.

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

We provide professional PA and lighting. Always with an up to date PAT test.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely - we have learned specific dance and music requests including music for first dances from Disney and Game of Thrones.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1150
Up to 2 hours£1150
Up to 3 hours£1250
Packages
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes accordion and guitar music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of acoustic background music up to 60 mins each during your drinks reception
£300
Ceilidh plus laptop DJ set to midnight5 musicians
Our fabulous wedding ceilidh followed by a laptop DJ set up to midnight (or beyond by prior arrangement). Let us know what you like, provide a playlist, or just leave it to us, you'll be sure to have a good time.
£1450

Add-ons

Acoustic duo
+£300
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jane R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Supremely professional and great entertainers. Replied very quickly to every communication and gave us a great evening. Would recommend highly.

Reply from Price of My Pig
1 month ago

Thank you so much. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the night 😃

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Elena R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We had a wonderful time dancing away to PoMP on our wedding day. The band was absolutely excellent; they were all so friendly, talented and extremely accommodating of our very low level of ceilidh-dancing ability! They also provided a DJ set after the ceilidh which went down a treat with our guests. We really had the best time and would highly recommend this band.

Reply from Price of My Pig
1 month ago

Thank you so much 💓

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Robert C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

What a band! Fantastic ceilidh enjoyed by all our guests. Excellent caller who explained all the dances well and made it fun for everyone. So easy to communicate with and nothing was ever an issue.

Reply from Price of My Pig
2 months ago

Thank you! It was a very fun night!

JB
Jessica B
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely wonderful! Exactly what we wanted. They were great!

Reply from Price of My Pig
3 months ago

Thank you. We loved it ❤

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Emma A
5 years ago

“These guys were just fab as entertainment for our wedding day. When you have a mix of young, old and young at heart, it’s so hard to please everyone, but please everyone they did. With their infectious beats, comedic interludes and toe tapping tunes, Ben and co brought energy, fun and laughter to the dance-floor. The dress code for guests was an optional touch of purple in memory of my mum, and I was really touched that they turned up in purple ties too. What lovely guys! We had a great time boogieing into the early hours as we added on a funky disco too. Thanks Price of my Pig! You’re Priceless!”

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Phoenix C
6 years ago

“Thanks for a wonderful evening at Phoenix Ceilidh. We had so much positive feedback from our regular ceilidh goers who had not come across you before that you will be at the top of the list when we are booking bands for next year. Hopefully we will see you at some of the larger festivals soon.”

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