Ceilidh band

The Striking Clock

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About The Striking Clock

Ceilidh Band with a twist!
Ceilidh band
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The Striking Clock are an energetic and virtuosic trio, playing instrumental Celtic music. The bands original arrangements consist of traditional fiddle tunes accompanied by harmonious guitar and pounding double bass. Born in Bristol, the band grew out of a thriving folk and jazz scene. All members are active musicians and entertaining and experienced performers. Performing regularly, The Striking Clock have honed their craft in an array of environments. From corporate entertainment to wedding drinks to sweaty festival congregation, they've been there. The progressive and instrumental nature of their music makes it suitable as ambient background music or engaging entertainment. They band are experienced ceilidh and barn dance players and have a choice of charismatic dance callers on hand. Grace and refinement sing from their instruments, while energy and spirit dance from their rapport. Do not hesitate to book The Striking Clock for your event!

The Striking Clock's Reviews

From customers:

Karen (
5 years ago

"Fantastic Ceilidh Band, absolute foot-stomping madness!"

Brian W
3 years ago

"Couldn't of asked for more. Brilliant lads, thanks so much."

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The Striking Clock's Song list

Banished Misfortune
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Musical Priest
Red Haired Boy
Farewell to Erin
Rakish Paddy
Kerry Reel
Star of Munster
Drummond Castle
The Striking Clock
Farewell to Whalley Range
Yellow Wattle
Morning Dew

The Striking Clock'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£1600
Up to 2 hours£2000
Up to 3 hours£2400
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can be flexible with our line up to suit the client.

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

Depending on our availability we may be able to change things. If the hours we are expected to work change, our prices may increase too.

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

A DJ service could be included for an extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We cannot easily move around while playing. However if a PA isn't required for the performance we can move to different spots between sets.

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


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

PA hire is included in our fee.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We may be able to, depending on the choice of song and depending on if the songs suits our instrumentation. This will also include an additional fee.
Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Folk rock
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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