Ceilidh Bands for hire in Dumfries and Galloway

Hire a Ceilidh band in Dumfries and Galloway for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 113 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Dumfries and Galloway 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 113 best local Ceilidh bands in Dumfries and Galloway 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 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 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 Glenpark Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£850 - £1725
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Based in Central Scotland, Glenpark put a contemporary twist on a Scottish Ceilidh, with 10+ years experience playing for a range of events!

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Hire Nevis Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£640
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Nevis Ceilidh Band are a 3 piece ceilidh band based in Glasgow comprising of fiddle, piano, drums and dance caller!

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Hire Ceithir Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £1150
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Dynamic and lively 4-piece Ceilidh band from Glasgow - ready to get your event moving!

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Hire The Shimmy Grand Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Fusing traditional ceilidh with pop grooves. Modern, energetic, and quintessentially Scottish!

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Hire Point Five Ceilidh band with Encore
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£575 - £1725
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Point Five brings a fresh, creative approach to traditional Scottish music & ceilidh dance. Based in Glasgow, willing to travel.

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Hire Stroma Folk & Ceilidh (Glasgow) Ceilidh band with Encore
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£562.50 - £1625
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

An exciting traditional Glasgow based folk & ceilidh band! A new launch after the success of our London band, Stroma comes to Glasgow!

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Hire Wee Cabin Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£400 - £812.50
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

We are a Scottish ceilidh trio with a strong folk-rock sound: our ceilidh tunes & songs are lead by the electric mandolin/banjo.

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Hire Little Red Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1950
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

One of Scotland's finest wedding and function bands. We've played over 500+ weddings and Corporate Functions in the UK and Europe.

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Hire Two Far Flung  - Music Duo Ceilidh band with Encore
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£520 - £745
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Al & Grace are award-winningTwo Far Flung UK-based multi-instrument folk/Americana/acoustic duo Male&female vocals Piano/flute/fiddle/guitar

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Hire The Big Shoogle Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandGlasgow

25+ yrs of high energy rock-infused ceilidh! From global stages to intimate gigs, The Big Shoogle gets everyone dancing with cheeky charm.

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Hire Caorann-Mor Ceilidh Band  Ceilidh band with Encore
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£750 - £1400
Ceilidh bandDalry

Superb 4-piece ceilidh band. Top class musicians and years of experience. Talented, versatile and guaranteed to get things going.

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Hire Wheich Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandGlasgow

This exhilarating trio will have you on your feet for a ceilidh you'll never forget!

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Hire Chords & Ceilidh-Singer Guitarist set & Ceilidh Caller with DJ Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandGlasgow

The Ultimate Wedding Music Package! 🎶 Acoustic songs set. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Ceilidh Caller hour set. 🎸 Live Singer guitarist party ✨️DJ hour

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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 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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Latest reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in Dumfries and Galloway

Jiggered Ceilidh Band
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"Jiggered were absolutely incredible at our wedding at Neidpath Castle in June. With a very diverse mix of people, most of whom had never even heard of Ceilidh before, the band made it seem like the room were experts (after a wee bit of encouragement)! We had the most fantastic time and all of our guests absolutely LOVED it. A special thanks as well to the band who with only a couple weeks notice learned our first dance song and played it perfectly. We couldn't ask for anything more from Jiggered. We had a packed danc efloor all night with huge smiles all round. 🕺💃 Absolutely recommended if you want an epic night! Thanks so much to Chris & Crew!"

JAMES hired Jiggered Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Dumfries and Galloway)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024
Nevis Ceilidh Band
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"Very good band, flexible and friendly. Great sound."

Niamh hired Nevis Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Dumfries and Galloway)

Verified Review, 1 June 2024
Ceithir
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"Cethir are an excellent band. Arrangements all confirmed ahead of gig including set times, prompt response to all contacts. Arrived and set up in good order and evening ran to plan. Excellent musicians, great caller, very patient and instructive. Especially as large portion of guests were novices from down South! Whole band were friendly and gave us a fantastic night of entertainment. They went the extra mile!"

Mark hired Ceithir for a Private event (available in Dumfries and Galloway)

Verified Review, 25 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Dumfries And Galloway

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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 Dumfries And Galloway

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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2 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Ceilidh Band in Dumfries and Galloway?

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

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