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Trad for London

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About Trad for London

London's finest quality Traditional and Celtic entertainment...
Celtic folk band
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From Celtic Duos and Trios to Solo Musicians and Larger Ensembles or Ceilidh and Barndance Bands… we have all the entertainment you need to give your event that extra something. As a group of top quality, professional musicians we specialise in providing high-end, Scottish and Irish music in whatever form you’re looking for. Available for any event from Corporate Functions to Office Parties and Charity Fundraisers, to Weddings, Birthday/Private Parties and TV appearances… our accomplished musicians have experience with all these events and more… We have provided traditional Irish and Scottish music for clients including: Visit Scotland, Tourism Ireland, London Scottish, Heathrow Airport and Cheltenham and Sandown Park Racecourses among others… Our musicians are available to hire in whatever form you’re looking for throughout London, the UK and Abroad. Just contact us and let us know what you’re looking for, or give us details of your event and we’ll recommend a bespoke package of entertainment tailored to your requirements.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk
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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, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

We specialise in Irish music but can play a range of traditional tunes from across the British Isles and beyond. Here's a list of some of our favourites:
The Kesh
Lark in the Morning
Silver Spear
Connaughtman's Rambles
Out on the Ocean
Blarney Pilgrim
Tripping Up the Stairs
Lonesome Boatman
Danny Boy
Ashokan Farewell
She Moved Through the Fair
Hag at the Churn
Langstom's Pony
Rolling Wave
Martin Wynne's
The Musical Priest
Drowse Maggie
Maid of Mount Cisco
Chapel Bell
Bucks of Oranmore
Dr. Gilberts
Swallowtail Reel
Charlie Hunter's
Wind That Shakes The Barley
Banish Misfortune
Congress Reel
Toss the Feathers
Star of Munster
Christmas Eve
Donegal Lass
The Banchee
Corner House
Cararoe & more...
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We most most often provide Celtic Duo's and Trio's for background music for drinks receptions and events. However we also have an experienced Caller and can provide ceilidh dancing too and ensembles of any size upon request!

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

We like to be as flexible as possible so this is usually no problem.

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

A lot of what we do is acoustic but we do have amplification where needed and when used we can provide a carefully curated playlist of celtic music for breaks.

How much time do you need to set up?

15-45 minutes depending on the size of ensemble and whether we're performing acoustic or amplified.

Can you roam around while you perform?

If performing acoustically

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

yes certainly

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

Yes :-)

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a request that isn't already in our list there is a good chance we'll know it or can usually learn a few new pieces if they're traditional tunes :-)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The liveliness of our musicians!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Dervish, Altan, Solas...


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550


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Stefanie K, 2 years ago

Hi Ali and the Trad for London musicians, I just wanted to send over a quick thank you to the trio you provided for our cocktail reception last Friday. The music was just right for our event and really captured the vibe that we were going for, i'd be happy to recommend you to anyone in the future. Best wishes

Timothy B, 5 years ago

Hi, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday night! You were absolutely brilliant and were a big hit with everyone. Am sure there will be some future bookings ; ) Thank you again and hope you got back home ok!

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