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The Hilltop Ceilidh Band

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The UK's #1 ceilidh band for a reason! We've played at hundreds of events & guarantee to have your guests dancing all evening!
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Here at the Hilltop Ceilidh Band, we take ceilidhs very seriously. We want you to have a great time. Whether you’re a barn dance newbie or an accomplished ceilidh dancer. It doesn’t matter whether your ceilidh is large or small, whether you want a 3-piece line up or a veritable ensemble: we make it happen. Size doesn’t matter! We’ve got everything you need for a ceilidh; from a charismatic caller to talented musicians, we can even provide our own sound and light equipment. We take your ceilidh seriously, so you can kick back and have fun. Hilltop Ceilidh have been calling the steps and ringing the changes on the UK ceilidh scene long enough to earn a large following. We can deliver various, comprehensive barn dance packages resulting in everything you need to make your event special. - Reliable musicians who won’t leave you stranded - Competent (and patient) caller who make sure everyone has fun - An extensive repertoire of tunes to keep you ‘stripping the willow’ all evening - Ceilidh and disco packages   What are you waiting for? Book Us!

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Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church 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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The Hilltop Ceilidh Band's Song list

Hollybush, Paddy’s trip to Scotland, Cooley’s, Foxhunters, Templehouse, Corner House, Swallows tail, Bog carrot, Bucks of oranmore, Old bush, Cup of tea, Mouth of the tobique, Masons apron, Frank’s, Father Kelly’s, Mountain road, Reconciliation, Music in the glen, Banshee, Teetotallers, Jackie Coleman’s, Galway rambler, Wise maid, Silver spire and silver spear, Hesleyside reel, Miss McLeod’s, Tim Edey reel G, Sam’s tune, trip to cullenstown, Blythe A mix tune (Monaghan Twig), exile of Erin, David munnelly one row reel Em/A(new mown meadow), John Brennan's, Tommy People’s, Humours of Tulla, old blackthorn, Sailors bonnet, mountain lark, Obama reel, PJs reel, Sheila Coyle’s, boy in the gap, rakish paddy, savage/pachelbels frolics, Fermoy lasses, Sally Gardens, moving cloud, Rattigan’s reel, Rookery, hunters house, over the moor to Maggie, John blessings, Boyne hunt, Miss Thomson’s, MacArthur road, big John McNeil, maid behind the bar, paddy fahy's,
Barndances and hornpipes
Jer the rigger, Billy Malley's, Gypsy Princess, Lucy Farr's, kilnamona, harp and the shamrock, rights of man, home ruler, brown coffin, Donegal Highland gan ainm, unknown Boyne hunt hornpipe in A,
Jigs and slides
Jimmy ward's, Connaughtman’sRambles, out on the ocean, dervish in G, Hexham Races, Kathleen Hehir's, star above the garter, merrily kissed the Quaker, old favourite, stool of repentance, blackthorn stick, Cuil Aodha set, Martin’s jig in D then G, roaring jelly, lark in the morning, all the rage, banish misfortune, carraroe jig, tripping upstairs, Mike mcgoldricks, Stan Chapman’s, rolling wave, Mairtin O’Connor jigs,

The Hilltop Ceilidh Band's Prices

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The Hilltop Ceilidh Band's Reviews

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Paul C
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Leeds
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5 out of 5

We hired the Hilltop band for a village Barn Dance in Oct 2018. Band arrived early and got set up. They were great fun. The music was spot on and the caller had everyone up and dancing straight away. The hall was packed but the caller adjusted the groups to fit the available space so everyone could take part. We had young children and some senior citizens as well as all ages in between dancing away. Great feedback from the crowd and they were calling for an encore at the end. All in all highly recommended and will look to book them again for next year!

Neil W
5 years ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Edenbridge TN8
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5 out of 5

We had a ceilidh for our wedding anniversary on Saturday and the Hilltop Ceilidh band were fantastic. The guitar and box player were brilliant musicians who set a great beat to dance to and the caller gave clear instructions that meant even the novice dancers were able to understand what they were meant to be doing without over explaining! We will definitely look to book the band again next time we have a party!

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