Ceilidh Bands for hire in Aberdeen

Hire a Ceilidh band in Aberdeen for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 75 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Aberdeen to make sure everybody gets on their feet! With varying line-ups and instruments, fantastic callers to instruct the dance moves, and bands that will also play your favourite pop covers, there's no better time to book a Ceilidh band. Hire a Ceilidh band in the UK for your wedding, Burns night or event today. Pronounced 'kay-lee', these bands will perform upbeat traditional Scottish tunes while calling out the dance moves out to keep your guests on their feet! Ready to book? Simply browse our collection of our 75 best local Ceilidh bands in Aberdeen available for hire today. Our groups have callers to instruct the dancing and many bands will also play your favourite pop covers. There's no better time to book your Ceilidh band!

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Hire Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Ceilidh bandAberdeen

We are a three or four piece ceilidh band and DJ who play at weddings, corporate events, student balls and all other occasions.

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Hire Fairdin Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£875 - £1000
Ceilidh bandInverurie

High energy 3 piece ceilidh band with folks song providing first class entertainments for weddings and all other functions. (Disco Package)

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Hire The Jacobites Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1175 - £1825
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

The Jacobites are an exceptional ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.

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Hire Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£545 - £1220
Ceilidh bandLoanhead

We are a lively experienced band who can provide a full evening of ceilidh dances combined with cover songs through the decades,50s-90s etc

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Hire Bass Rock Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£780 - £1300
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Hire Jiggered Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£640
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Jiggered are a Scottish ceilidh and covers band based in Glasgow available for hire at weddings, birthday parties, and all other occasions.

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Hire Bon:Stovi Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1375
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

Some of Scotland's most talented musicians performing with a power, energy and spirit that will leave your guests happily exhausted!

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Hire Flaming Heather Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston

We operate as a two piece wherever possible and can handle most jobs with accordion/fiddle and calling with great success'.

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Hire Drop Spindle Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£375 - £1125
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Drop Spindle are a high energy, genderless Scottish-style Ceilidh band with a contemporary twist!

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Hire Aluinn Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£725 - £1015
Ceilidh bandLeeds

Top-class Ceilidh / Barndance band based in Northern England. Aluinn play an exciting mix of Scottish, Irish, English and American jigs

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Hire Price of My Pig Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1150 - £1250
Ceilidh bandLancaster

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band"- Folk Roots Radio

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Hire Foot Stompin' Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£640
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Foot Stompin' Ceilidh Band are an energetic trio of young musicians who guarantee to get everyone up dancing regardless of ability!

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Hire Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1025 - £1650
Ceilidh bandLeeds

Vibrant and exciting ceilidh band based in Leeds, with experienced caller, Robin Fishwick.

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Hire Cragganmore Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£645 - £1895
Ceilidh bandGlenrothes

As one of the UK's finest ceilidh bands, we provide musical entertainment for weddings, celebrations, student nights, and corporate events.

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Hire Leonard Brown and his Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£480
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

This Ceilidh Band offers a professional service with some of the best musicians in the UK. Provide a high quality service for all events.

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Hire Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £600
Ceilidh bandNorth Shields

We're a friendly, fun and professional ceilidh band and between us, we have over 50 years of experience in playing for dancing.

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Hire Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£525 - £562.50
Ceilidh bandDD8, UK

If you are looking for a ceilidh band with energy and enthusiasm to fill your dance floor then you have come to the right place!

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Hire Ceòl Beag Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

Ceòl Beag is a popular contemporary, upbeat ceilidh band. We play for all kinds of events & guarantee a great night of dancing to remember.

Latest reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in Aberdeen

Stringception
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"Brilliant experience at our corporate event. The band was extremely professional, had great sound, responded to any requests and created fun atmosphere. For many of the attendees this was their first Ceilidh ever and Jonny was great at guiding everyone through the dances. There was also superb communication prior to the event, which put us at ease and made planning the event much easier. I can only recommend, if we will have any other event with Ceilidh coming up, we will reach out to Stringception again."

Gabriela hired Stringception for a Corporate event (available in Aberdeen)

Verified Review, 31 May 2024
Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band
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"Great Ceilidh band, had a lot of fun - thank you so much! ADAS loved it!"

Lucy hired Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band for a Private event (available in Aberdeen)

Verified Review, 18 May 2023
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"Superb, Reel of Fortune are brilliant!"

David hired Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band for a Hotel / Restaurant event (available in Aberdeen)

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FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Aberdeen

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What is a ceilidh band?

A ceilidh band (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a group of musicians that specialise in traditional folk music for ceilidh dances (usually jigs). Ceilidh bands will usually have fiddle players, accordionists, bagpipers playing and a “caller” leading the dances.

What do people do at a ceilidh?

Ceilidhs comes from the Gaelic word for ‘party’ and typically feature a ceilidh band with a caller who will lead the guests in traditional folk Scottish (or Irish) dances. Ceilidh’s are a great way to entertain your guests because they offer an interactive experience where the guests are part of the performances and the dances are simple enough for all ages and abilities, meaning everyone can get involved.

How long do ceilidh dances last?

A traditional Ceilidh dance can last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, usually broken down with 3-4 dances and then a break. Our Ceilidh bands, however, are flexible and can play for as short or as long as you need.

What instruments are used in a ceilidh band?

Ceilidh bands commonly feature traditional folk instruments. Some common instruments you will find in a Ceilidh band include the fiddle, the accordion, bagpipes, the flute and a banjo. Each Ceilidh band’s lineup will feature different musicians and some bands will feature drums or percussion instruments, such as bodhrán (traditional Irish drum), or guitars. It’s also good to properly check their lineups before booking but if you’re unsure, speak to one of our experts who can give you tailored advice on what would work well for your venue.

Are ceilidh bands only for weddings?

Although wedding ceilidh bands are particularly popular, ceilidh bands are not limited to weddings. Ceilidhs are also popular for birthday parties, anniversaries, and other celebrations, as a fun form of interactive, unique entertainment. Ceilidhs bands are also very popular for corporate events as the dances are a great way to break the ice and get people talking. Overall, ceilidh bands bring people together, making any event memorable with their spirited tunes and engaging dances. You can speak to one of Encore's experts today to find the perfect ceilidh band near you.

Why should I choose a ceilidh band for my corporate event?

Although wedding ceilidh bands are particularly popular, ceilidh bands are not limited to weddings. Ceilidhs are also popular for birthday parties, anniversaries, and other celebrations, as a fun form of interactive, unique entertainment. Ceilidhs bands are also very popular for corporate events as the dances are a great way to break the ice and get people talking. Overall, ceilidh bands bring people together, making any event memorable with their spirited tunes and engaging dances. You can speak to one of Encore's experts today to find the perfect ceilidh band near you.

Hiring a Ceilidh Band in Aberdeen

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Ceilidh Band in Aberdeen?

The typical price per group member for Ceilidh Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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