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Cumberland Ceilidh Band

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About Cumberland Ceilidh Band

A contemporary and memorable ceilidh band providing a wide variety of traditional and alternative tunes tailored to suit your event.
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Ceilidh band formed of professional freelance musicians working in London and further afield. With our large repertoire of traditional Scottish ceilidh dances and our toe-tapping music you are sure to have a ball and stretch every muscle in your body. Whether it's a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary, or a charity event, we provide all the entertainment and quality you need to make your evening as memorable as can be. Requests welcome.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Christmas, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Gay Gordons
Strip the Willow/Orcadian Strip the Willow
Canadian Barn Dance
Military Two Step
St Bernards Waltz
Virginia Reel
Eightsome Reel
Cumberland Square Eight
Auld Lang Syne
Flying Scotsman
OXO Reel
"Alabama Stampede"
Cumberland Reel
Highland Welcome
Witches Reel
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our regular line up is a 3-piece of accordion, fiddle and drums, one of which doubles as a caller. We can add or take away players if necessary.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know and we will do our best to be accommodating.

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

Yes, we can play your playlist, or ours, through our PA system before the ceilidh or in any breaks during the event. Any additional use of the PA beyond the agreed timings of the ceilidh will incur an additional charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually aim to arrive 1 hour before the ceilidh starts to allow us ample time to set up and sound check.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, we always provide a caller for the dances. Usually this is one of our musicians doubling as a caller.

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

Clients often request specific dances! If you'd like a particular dance at your event, let us know in advance and we'll do our best to prepare it for you if it is not one that's in our repertoire.

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

Yes, our quote includes the use of all PA and equipment for the agreed timings of the ceilidh. Any use of the equipment beyond the agreed timings will incur an additional charge.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you'd like a specific dance that is not in our repertoire let us know in advance of the event and we will gladly do our best to prepare it for you. If you'd like a particular piece of music (e.g wedding first dance) let us know and we'll look into it!


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Charlotte G, 1 year ago

Brilliant young band. Very calm in the face of chaos, self sufficient and they even incorporated some war time music which reflected the bliz spirt of holding a Chilidh just before social distancing came into effect! Highly recommend!

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Vicky D, 1 year ago

Excellent really good band and caller thanks very much

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Clare H, 1 year ago

Couldn't have asked for better! The evening was a lot of fun. Thank you!

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Lottie H, 2 years ago

The band were friendly & helpful. They adapted to our needs without complaint & made the evening a huge success.

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From other customers:

David M, 4 years ago

whoo! had a great time last night. thanks! you guys rocked (or did whatever ceilidh bands do that is analagous to rocking)!!!

Rachelle R, 4 years ago

The Cumberland Ceilidh Band helped our event to be a wonderful night. They were helpful with everything, flexible with timings etc and had a wonderful musical repertoire. They were patient when we got the moves wrong and had a great sense of humour. We had so many comments about how great the band were and we are so glad that we booked them. Thank you so much!