Ceilidh Bands for hire in Derbyshire

Hire a Ceilidh band in Derbyshire for your party or event today. We have 138 fantastic groups available to hire in Derbyshire 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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Ceilidh bandBournemouth(155 mi)

Tweed in Bourbon | 2 to 6 piece | High energy Folk, Covers, Americana & Ceilidh | Wedding & Live Events band | Based in Dorset

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Ceilidh bandLlanelli(138 mi)

Energetic country-folk band from South Wales Bringing a mix of your favourite country/folk classics and modern hits

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(226 mi)

Al & Grace are Two Far Flung: UK-based multi-instrument jazz/folk duo. Instruments: voice (both); piano; flute; fiddle; guitar.

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(213 mi)

We are a traditional Ceilidh Band, available for events across all of Scotland.

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Ceilidh bandDundee(246 mi)

The very best in Wedding and Corporate Entertainment

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Ceilidh bandBristol(114 mi)

Multi-instrumentalist siblings playing folk and world music

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Ceilidh bandWalsall(34 mi)

We play a great mix of Irish folk songs and other folk music, mostly in a tub-thumping style! We love people to sing & dance along with us.

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Ceilidh bandTonbridge(148 mi)

Alt-folk band featuring melodeon, whistles, guitar, drums, bass and vocals. Traditional folk music with the influence of modern grunge/rock

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Ceilidh bandChipping Campden(63 mi)

Celtic influenced music ; fiddle, whistle, bodhran and guitar. Available for private parties, public events, ceilidhs & festivals.

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Ceilidh bandTroon(215 mi)

Concert Duo with a wide range in music styles, Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, French, Italian, Latin, Swing and more

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Ceilidh bandLondon(120 mi)

Aaron Horlock and Nick Goode are a London based folk duo available for Ceilidhs and other events.

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Ceilidh bandSaint Leonards-on-sea(172 mi)

The caller, Vivienne Hamblin calls reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, waltzes, Stately Dance Forms, Circles, Lines, Farandoles, Waltzes, Polkas

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Ceilidh bandBournemouth(158 mi)

Friendly band who play celtic tunes and songs to keep a good balance of entertainment. We have a lively caller for barn dances.

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Ceilidh bandLincoln(45 mi)

A dynamic group of musicians who play a mix of Americana and traditional Irish tunes and songs

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Ceilidh bandFalkirk(222 mi)

Ceilidh Band available for all occasions from Aberdeen to Zurich!

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Ceilidh bandLewes(155 mi)

Sussex Folk / Ceilidh band playing traditional music of these islands + other stuff we like. Can be booked as Trio to 6 piece with caller

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Ceilidh bandBodmin(221 mi)

CARACANA are a Cornish Nos Lowen Ceilidh Folk Band based in Cornwall. We play music from Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany

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Ceilidh bandFaversham(157 mi)

A2 Barn Dance Band for vibrant music and lively dances. Good fun for all occasions.

Hiring a ceilidh band

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

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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!

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