Ceilidh Bands for hire in Blackpool

Hire a ceilidh band in Blackpool for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 112 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(147 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£725
Ceilidh bandLondon(199 mi)

Lochnagar is a popular and vibrant Scottish ceilidh band based in London and the South-East with an exciting traditional sound

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From£800
Ceilidh bandLondon(201 mi)

One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

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Ceilidh bandLeek(64 mi)

Exuberant and energetic barn dance and ceilidh band, available UK-wide for weddings, functions, & festivals. Various sizes of line-up.

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From£640
Ceilidh bandLeeds(60 mi)

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

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From£400
Ceilidh bandBrighton(238 mi)

The Buchanan Ceilidh Band comprises a versatile group of musicians who are highly experienced playing for ceilidhs and barn dances.

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From£800
Ceilidh bandNewbridge(145 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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From£900
Ceilidh bandFaversham(240 mi)

FOR ALL AGES AND EVERY OCCASION! We are a BARN DANCE (or CEILIDH) BAND. English country dancing with ZEST!!!!! We sing too!

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From£1145
Ceilidh bandReading(185 mi)

Ceilidh Tree are one of the UK's most exciting ceilidh bands! Foot stomping fiddles, accordion and experienced caller to show the moves.

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From£800
Ceilidh bandKenilworth(119 mi)

An exciting and upbeat ceilidh band comprised of professional folk musicians, serving the Midlands, and beyond!

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From£350
Ceilidh bandBraintree(204 mi)

Caperbility is able to play for different occasions, whether a standard ceilidh, barn dance, Playford or contradance. As seen on Holby City

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From£600
Ceilidh bandFaversham(239 mi)

We are a 3 or 4-piece barn dance/ceilidh band with an ever expanding and evolving repertoire. We are always happy to play requests.

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From£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston(145 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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From£950
Ceilidh bandBirmingham(105 mi)

We get people up dancing together having fun - it's very inclusive!

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Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne(99 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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From£960
Ceilidh bandWinchester(204 mi)

A young, vibrant and exciting folk-rock ceilidh band, playing trad and new tunes. Full PA and we would love to play at your event!

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From£480
Ceilidh bandDereham(183 mi)

Great dances & Great Tunes ~ 4 piece fiddles/mandolin/banjo/wind/bass/guitar/vocals~ from rip-roaring frenetic fun to graceful slow & easy.

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Ceilidh bandAylesbury(170 mi)

A very experienced Scottish ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, Burns nights etc. Solo, duo, trio available

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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