Ceilidh Bands for hire in Berkshire

Hire a Ceilidh band in Berkshire for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 131 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Berkshire 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 131 best local Ceilidh bands in Berkshire 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 John Carver Reels & Ceilidh Calling Ceilidh band with Encore
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£400 - £500
Ceilidh bandAylesbury

One of the most experienced callers in the UK, running large reeling/ceilidh events as well as 'calling' at private events of all kinds.

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Hire Coppermill Folk Ceilidh band with Encore
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£450 - £700
Ceilidh bandUxbridge

Young, exciting and versatile folk band for all occasions! Ceilidhs, Weddings and Private Functions, flexible to you and your budget.

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Hire The Sweeney Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£650 - £1400
Ceilidh bandHigh Wycombe

The highest quality band in London and the South East! We've played at hundreds of events, including weddings. Guaranteed to please!

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Hire Head North Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1200 - £1800
Ceilidh bandAlton

Hypnotic harmonies, magical melodies, tight tunes & driven rhythms served up with big smiles and bags of energy.

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Hire Mayura Ceilidh band with Encore
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£375 - £750
Ceilidh bandOxford

Professional events musicians specialising in acoustic performances. Top-tier gigs every time!

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Hire The Jigalots Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandGuildford

The Jigalots – English Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band – festival proven - we love to get people dancing and having fun! A great party for all!

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Hire Ceilidh Connection Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1200 - £2200
Ceilidh bandLuton

We're bringing Ceilidh back and we're up for the craic! Come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out for the Ceilidh 🕺🎻

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Hire Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1300 - £1500
Ceilidh bandManchester

Make your event an outstanding, unforgettable experience with the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire.

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Hire Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£695
Ceilidh bandChepstow

Cat’s Claw are arguably South Wales’ hardest-working ceilidh band. If you want a foot-stomping, roof-raising good time, look no further!

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Hire Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB) Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £1075
Ceilidh bandBrighton

The Buchanan Ceilidh Band comprises highly experienced musicians who are spontaneous and quirky when playing for ceilidhs/barn dances!

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Hire Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandLondon

An award-winning Ceilidh Band of fun traditional musicians with a Caller available to perform at your wedding or any other event.

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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 Bowstring Ceilidh band with Encore
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£675 - £875
Ceilidh bandHerne Bay

Bringing everyone together for a fun filled evening of dance and feisty music, Bowstring will make your special event a night to remember

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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 The Frank Reid Scottish Dance Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100 - £1400
Ceilidh bandWadhurst

The Frank Reid Scottish Ceilidh Band are the top traditional Scottish Ceilidh band outside of Scotland.

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Hire Burdock Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandBirmingham

Award winning ceilidh band - played 500+ venues from Grand Halls to front lounges Inclusive, gender-free, amazing fun, great memories/photos

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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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Latest reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in Berkshire

John Carver Reels & Ceilidh Calling
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"We struck gold with John for our daughter’s 21st! Book him quickly and thank your lucky stars! The ceilidh was huge fun and everyone could follow his instructions. His experience comes through in his relaxed manner and perfect pacing of dances and breaks to go and have a drink and a chat. We thought it worked well to have a set before supper and one after, segueing later in the evening into a disco. John is incredibly well organised and delightful company. "

Janet hired John Carver Reels & Ceilidh Calling for a Private event (available in Berkshire)

Verified Review, 29 June 2024
The Sweeney Ceilidh Band
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"Everyone had a great evening - even if the older dancers were a bit thin on the ground! Many thanks."

Melinda hired The Sweeney Ceilidh Band for a Birthday party (available in Berkshire)

Verified Review, 18 May 2024
The Sweeney Ceilidh Band
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"All good definitely recommend the band and caller for a fun party."

Grahame hired The Sweeney Ceilidh Band for a Birthday party (available in Berkshire)

Verified Review, 11 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Berkshire

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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 Berkshire

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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 Berkshire?

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

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