Ceilidh band

The Lemon Céilí Co.

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About The Lemon Céilí Co.

Energetic and lively céilí band for celebrations and gatherings
Ceilidh band
Public liability insurance of £10 million

We are two sisters who grew up playing and performing traditional Irish music together. We perform as a band of four, joined by our favourite callers and accompanists from the London traditional music scene. Our music is lively and intricate. We play traditional tunes with contemporary energy and vibrancy, demonstrating exceptional technical capability and a level of synchronicity achieved only through years of performing together as sisters. Our focus is on inclusivity and fun. No prior céilí dancing experience is required or expected. Clear instruction is provided. We dance with no gendered roles.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Traditional Irish folk, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Lemon Céilí Co.'s Song list

Wide-ranging repertoire of traditional Irish/Scottish tunes and songs.
Our dances include:
- The Circassian Circle
- The Gay Gordons
- The Flying Scotsman
- The Virginia Reel
- Strip the Willow
- Cumberland Square Eight
- Dashing White Sergeant
- Lucky No.7
- The Canadian Barn Dance
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Our music is traditional folk music - so covers of sorts...

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we do. Our core line up is accordion; pipes; guitar and a caller. We can provide a larger band with a wider range of instruments, including fiddle; flute; and bodhran; should you prefer.

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

We always our best to be flexible. If timings change in advance, we're usually able to accommodate, subject to band availability.

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

We're more than happy to play a playlist of your choosing through our PA. The fee for this will be dependent on timings and distance to travel.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive an hour before we are due to start performing (the set up itself takes around half an hour).

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we do, but if you don't need one and are looking for something less structured, that's fine with us too.

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

We do our best to fulfil special requests from within our vast repertoire of traditional songs and dances.

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

All of the equipment is included in your quote. All we need is access to a plug socket (within about 20m) and four chairs.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can.

The Lemon Céilí Co.'s Prices

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

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1300
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1700


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The Lemon Céilí Co.'s Reviews

From Encore customers:

1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing, communication beforehand was excellent. On time and what a time was had by all our guests, grace got everyone involved and they all danced away to the excellent music. Huge positive feedback from our guests so I cannot recommend enough

Reply from The Lemon Céilí Co.
1 month ago

Thanks very much Gareth, wonderful to hear and a lovely wedding!

Sally H
3 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

This band was absolutely brilliant! They were incredibly talented, punctual, professional and with a huge knowledge of all things ceilidh. They totally put all of my very much beginner party at ease (most of whom were doing their first ceilidh!), and the caller Briony was fabulous- providing clear, friendly and humourous instructions! The set up they brought with them was too notch, from immaculate sound system to fantastic lighting. We had the best time with this band. I would 100% recommend them and would absolutely book them again. Thanks!

Reply from The Lemon Céilí Co.
3 months ago

Thanks Sally, it was a lovely party!

Jo H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Lemon Ceili Co played at my birthday party yesterday and my word they were perfect! Their playing was superb and they struck exactly the right balance of fun and encouragement with a few music breaks to let us dancers get our breath back! All my guests commented on just how fabulous they were and several have already asked for their contact details. It was truly lovely to meet Bryony, Grace and the rest of the band and would absolutely recommend them if you're thinking of similar yourself.

Reply from The Lemon Céilí Co.
5 months ago

Thanks very much Jo - we had a great time!

From other customers:

Lucy B
2 years ago

The Lemon Ceili Co were a joyous addition to our big day. Their bouncy tunes got the full wedding party up on the dance floor and they gave easy-to-follow, clear instructions to guide us. They were warm, charismatic, professional and laid-back. Our guests raved about them, as do we to this day!

Eamonn M
2 years ago

We struck gold with The Lemon Ceili Co. We'd been to a fair few ceilidhs and thought it'd be a lovely to have one at our wedding. The evening turned out to be more than we could've hoped for - music you can't resist dancing to (they're clearly incredible musicians) and friendly faces to match.

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