Ceilidh Bands for hire in East Sussex

Hire a Ceilidh band in East Sussex for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 118 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in East Sussex 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 118 best local Ceilidh bands in East Sussex 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 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 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 Over the Moon Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£640
Ceilidh bandBrighton

We are the number one Irish Ceilidh Band in the Brighton and area. With violin, Whistle and guitar and caller we give a night to remember!

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Hire Newick Folk Ceilidh band with Encore
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£480 - £1200
Ceilidh bandLewes

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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Hire Shenanigan Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£640
Ceilidh bandBrighton

Shenanigan provide authentic music for Irish Nights e.g. St Patrick's Nights, and can also play for ceilidh dances.

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Hire Foot Down Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£800
Ceilidh bandTonbridge

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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Hire Holly & Swerve Ceilidh band with Encore
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£300 - £650
Ceilidh bandHastings

Energetic folk duo with a wealth of tunes and songs to entertain you with :)

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Hire Oh Fiddlesticks! Ceilidh band with Encore
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£450 - £1000
Ceilidh bandSteyning

We're here to get everyone dancing, we have dances to suit all abilities including two left feet!

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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 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 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 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 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 Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLeeds

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

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Hire Fairgreen Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £950
Ceilidh bandNorwich

Fun & Frolic on the dance floor ~ Perfect for weddings and family celebrations. Guaranteed to get everyone dancing right from the start.

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Hire The Burdock Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandBirmingham

Award winning ceilidh band - played 500+ venues from Grand Halls to front lounges Inclusive, gender-free, amazing fun, great memories/photos

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Hire The Big Cool Celts: Scottish Ceilidh, Reeling & Covers Party Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1065 - £2840
Ceilidh bandLondon

With unrivalled service and quality, they have built a reputation as one of the best Celtic party bands in the UK

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Recent reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in East Sussex

“Best 60th party band ever..!!!! David was most helpful at every stage. Lots of compliments on the night and I can highly recommend using this band.”

2 March 2024
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David hired Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB) for a Private event (available in East Sussex)

“Absolutely great!! We would recommend to everyone looking for an authentic ceilidh event. BRILLIANT!!”

27 January 2024
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Charlotte hired Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB) for a Private event (available in East Sussex)

“David was brilliant and had everyone up and dancing! It was a great atmosphere and he provided great entertainment! Thank you so much David!”

19 January 2024
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Chloe hired Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB) for a Wedding (available in East Sussex)

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in East Sussex

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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 East Sussex

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Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Ceilidh Band in East Sussex?

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

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