Ceilidh Bands for hire in East Sussex

Hire a ceilidh band in East Sussex for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 91 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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9 bands in or around East Sussex
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From£950
Ceilidh bandSeaford(10 mi)

A Sussex-based 4-7 piece lively acoustic roots/folk band based in Sussex, playing festivals, ceilidhs, weddings and parties.

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From£400
Ceilidh bandBrighton(18 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£900
Ceilidh bandTonbridge(18 mi)

The Hilltop Ceilidh band are a vibrant, young, professional ceilidh band. They travel England and Wales performing at all kinds of events!

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From£480
Ceilidh bandShoreham-by-Sea(23 mi)

We are a traditional Irish/ Celtic band on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals in English and Irish. Acoustic or amplified.

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From£640
Ceilidh bandBrighton(18 mi)

Shenanigan provide authentic music for Irish and Scottish Nights, and also for Barn Dances and Ceilidhs

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From£800
Ceilidh bandTonbridge(18 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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From£665
Ceilidh bandSaint Leonards-on-sea(12 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLewes(11 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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From£400
Ceilidh bandSteyning(24 mi)
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Ceilidh bandLondon(44 mi)

Upbeat & Classy 2-6pc band, playing Ceilidh Classics, alongside Folk, Rock & Pop, Acoustic or with Bass & Drums, With or Without a Caller 👍

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Ceilidh bandHook(58 mi)

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

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From£1095
Ceilidh bandStockport(202 mi)

The UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire: let us turn your special event into an outstanding, unforgettable experience.

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From£695
Ceilidh bandChepstow(139 mi)

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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From£650
Ceilidh bandLlanidloes(194 mi)

Stunningly good music and Calling from this 3 piece band .... Crannog Ceilidh Band

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Ceilidh bandSuffolk(93 mi)

Stumpy Oak present a rhythmic, frenetic performance of tunes from across the British Isles.

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From£580
Ceilidh bandLondon(45 mi)

A contemporary and memorable ceilidh band providing a wide variety of traditional and alternative tunes tailored to suit your event.

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From£860
Ceilidh bandLeeds(216 mi)

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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From£725
Ceilidh bandLondon(47 mi)

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

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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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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