Ceilidh Bands for hire in Cambridgeshire

Hire a Ceilidh band in Cambridgeshire for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 123 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Cambridgeshire 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 123 best local Ceilidh bands in Cambridgeshire 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 Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1500 - £1695
Ceilidh bandCambridgeshire

East Anglia based, dance floor-packing professional ceilidh band, established for over 30 years!

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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 Fi Fie Folk Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£1120
Ceilidh bandCambridge

Fi Fie Folk plays folk music from across the world. We play ceilidhs (including calling), parties, bar mitzvahs and more across the UK.

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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 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 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 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 Ceilidh With Us Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £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 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 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 Little Oak Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £725
Ceilidh bandCambridgeshire

Little Oak is a small but lively folk line-up for your event or ceilidh.

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Hire Elie Rees and James Delarre Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £700
Ceilidh bandBrandon

Established artists on the folk and singer songwriter scenes Elie and James play tunes, sing songs and play the odd barn dance.

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Hire Brandon Village Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1350
Ceilidh bandBrandon

Great fun ceilidh band with years of experience playing ceilidhs and on the folk music circuit. The 'caller' will get everyone up dancing.

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Hire The Navvies Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £812.50
Ceilidh bandBury Saint Edmunds

A ceilidh / barn dance band available for weddings, parties, community get-togethers, fundraisers - any occasion in East Anglia!

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Hire Inside the Box  Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £1250
Ceilidh bandBrandon

One of the very best Ceilidh duos in east anglia, foot stomping riotous fun!

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Hire Passerida Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandEly

A ceilidh trio, with caller, for Cambridgeshire. Perfect for the more personal and bijou event.

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Hire White Bryony Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £750
Ceilidh bandPeterborough

A funky folky duo from the Fens and East Midlands. "You're completely unconventional but it really works!" Folk duo and ceilidh band.

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Susie hired The Navvies for a Birthday party (available in Cambridgeshire)

“Amazing band! So grateful to these skilled and lovely musicians ”

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Annalie hired Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Cambridgeshire)

“Excellent for my wedding, did a wonderful job and got everyone up and dancing.”

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Eleanor hired Brandon Village Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Cambridgeshire)

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Cambridgeshire

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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 Cambridgeshire

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Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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Busiest times:
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How much does it cost to hire a Ceilidh Band in Cambridgeshire?

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

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