Ceilidh Bands for hire in Aberdeenshire

Hire a Ceilidh band in Aberdeenshire for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 72 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands 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. 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 72 best local Ceilidh bands in Aberdeenshire 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 Bass Rock Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£780 - £1200
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLeeds

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

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

Genderless Scottish-style Ceilidh band with a contemporary twist.

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Hire Stringception Ceilidh band with Encore
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£375 - £1000
Ceilidh bandAberdeen

We are a ceilidh band available for hire in Aberdeenshire!

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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 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 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 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 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)

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Aberdeenshire

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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 Aberdeenshire

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Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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Recent reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in Aberdeenshire

“We couldn't have asked for a better wedding ceilidh band! They were everything we wished for and more. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a fun and energetic addition to their special day. They made our wedding night unforgettable!”

25 August 2023
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Daniel hired Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Aberdeenshire)

“Brilliant duo, lovely people, banter music. The dancefloor was on fire! ”

19 July 2023
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Ludivine hired Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Aberdeenshire)

“Great Ceilidh band, had a lot of fun - thank you so much! ADAS loved it!”

18 May 2023
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Lucy hired Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band for a Private event (available in Aberdeenshire)

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