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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
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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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25 gigs
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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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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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Price of My Pig's 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
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
Heel Toe Polka
Highland Barn Dance
Hooligan's Jig
Horse's Bransle
Lucky Seven
Maggie's Mixer
Military Two-Step
Orcadian Strip the Willow
OXO Reel
La Pieternelle
Rebecca's Roundabout
Sausage Machine
Siege of Ennis
Small Potatoes
St Bernard's Waltz
Strip the Willow
Sweets of May
Virginia Reel
Walls of Limerick
Waves of Tory
Westmorland Cottagers
Witch's Reel
Wring out the Dishrag
Zemer Atik
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
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?


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.

Price of My Pig's 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
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.
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of acoustic background music up to 60 mins each during your drinks reception
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.


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Price of My Pig's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Stephanie C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

This band were awesome, really friendly, they got everyone involved and created an amazing atmosphere at our wedding. The vast majority of us were beginners and they talked us through the dances and made sure everyone had a great time. They then stayed and DJd for the rest of the night. We first saw them at a friends wedding and they were amazing then and they were just as good for our special day, can’t recommend them highly enough.

Reply from Price of My Pig
2 months ago

Aww thank you so much!

Katie I
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band were fantastic! They played a really good range of music. We had a fantastic time. Thank you!

Reply from Price of My Pig
3 months ago

Thank you 😊

Susan M
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thanks so much POMP for a brilliant evening! You made the night for us and everyone loved the ceilidh.

Reply from Price of My Pig
5 months ago

Thank you so much. What a lovely bunch of people you were :)

Antonia E
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

From the start of booking to performance everything was fantastic. Speedy responses, helpful, organised and great performers. Also very understanding when timings of the day had overrun and took everything in their stride. Thank you

Reply from Price of My Pig
5 months ago

Thanks so much for having us! We had a great time and were well looked after :)

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From other customers:

Emma A
6 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
7 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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