Ceilidh Bands for hire in Aberdeenshire

Hire a Ceilidh band in Aberdeenshire for your party or event today. We have 61 fantastic groups available to hire in Aberdeenshire 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.

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3 bands in or around Aberdeenshire
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Ceilidh bandAberdeen(20 mi)

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

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From£450
Ceilidh bandKirriemuir(48 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandAberdeen(13 mi)

We are an exciting new 4 piece band comprised of experienced ceilidh musicians! We are available to play at weddings, parties or events.

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Ceilidh bandBathgate(107 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLoanhead(102 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(120 mi)

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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From£480
Ceilidh bandSouth Shields(166 mi)

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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From£1000
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(97 mi)

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

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From£860
Ceilidh bandLeeds(242 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandPaisley(126 mi)

Scotia are one of Scotland’s most sought after ceilidh bands catering for complete beginners to the most experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Ceilidh bandNewbridge(101 mi)

HotScotch Ceilidh Band are a trio of dynamic musicians offering an exciting blend of Scottish Ceilidh Music for Weddings, Parties & Events

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Ceilidh bandLancaster(226 mi)

“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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Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne(164 mi)

A dynamic three-piece ceilidh band made up of fiddle, accordion and percussion. We aim to provide a fun ceilidh for beginners and experts!

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Ceilidh bandLivingston(104 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandNorth Shields(162 mi)
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Ceilidh bandLeeds(243 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandCupar(70 mi)

Scottish ceilidh band | providing outstanding musical entertainment for every occasion | Ceilidh Band | Ceilidh/Disco | Background Music

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(97 mi)

Seven Hills is a highly experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. Between us we have played thousands of ceilidhs and have now joined for

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Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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How much does it cost to hire a ceilidh band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of ceilidh bands are there?

There are basically two types of ceilidh band: traditional instrumental bands, and ceilidh cover bands. A traditional ceilidh band will perform Scottish folk tunes without a singer. Importantly, a traditional band will include a caller: they'll announce the dances, shout instructions to beginners, and get everyone involved in the revelry! In contrast, a ceilidh cover band will mix the folk tunes with modern pop covers. They'll have a singer, and provide a wide range of music for all to enjoy: young and old.

Which parts of an event or wedding will the ceilidh band play at?

In the spirit of leaving the best until last, the ceilidh band will usually wrap up celebrations, providing an exciting musical finale for your special day. The band caller will ensure you and your guests know the moves for each dance, giving everyone the opportunity to get involved. Plus, if you haven't had the chance to say hello to everyone during the course of the day, you might just find yourself dancing with them before it's over! Ceilidh dances can be pretty tiring, so having it at the end of the day is a smart choice - your guests will certainly thank you for it!

Will I need to provide the ceilidh band with any equipment?

Professional ceilidh bands come fully kitted-out with all the equipment needed to get the dancing underway, including amplification and a mixing desk. If your wedding venue is regularly used for live music, they will likely have a dedicated in-house PA sound system - in this case, the band may not need to bring their own amplification.

How much space will I need for ceilidh dancing?

The more space, the better! Ceilidh dancing takes up a lot more room on the dance floor than your typical disco. Other than that: make sure table are removed (encourages dancing!), seats are available to the side, and there are no obstacles near the dance floor. Broken bones ain't craic.

Do traditional ceilidh bands take requests?

Not usually. Unless you have a specific Scottish or Irish tune in mind, the band will normally play a pre-planned set, designed to perfection and gleaned from years of experience. If you have a special song in mind, make sure you tell the band well in advance. It might just get added to their repertoire!

How do you pronounce 'ceilidh'?

'Kay-lee'

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