Ceilidh band

Price of My Pig

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About Price of My Pig

Ceilidh band
Lancaster
Public liability insurance of £10 million
“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

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

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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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Types:
Ceilidh band, Traditional Scottish folk group, Traditional English folk group, Folk fusion band, Traditional Irish folk group, Contemporary folk band, Concert band
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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
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Song list

Here's a list of some of our most popular dances. There are lots more besides...
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Four Round Four
Bottoms Up
Eightsome Reel
Bridge of Athlone
Waves of Tory
Britania Two Step
Chancellor's Farewell
Circassian Circle
Circle Waltz
Clopton Bridge
Cumberland Square Eight
Flying Scotsman
Heel Toe Polka
Highland Barn Dance
Bransle de Moutarde (Horse's Bransle)
Maggie's Mixer
Ninepins
OXO Reel
Sausage Machine
Small Potatoes
St Bernard's Waltz
Sweets of May
Tarantella
Virginia Reel
Walls of Limerick
Westmorland Cottagers
Witch's Reel
Wring out the Dishrag
Zemer Atik
Customer questions

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 5 to 85 (although we've had some 90+ year olds dancing to us too...)

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.

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...

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£850
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£850

Reviews

From customers:

Emma A, 2 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!”

Phoenix C, 3 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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