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Ceilidh Bands for hire in Greater Glasgow

Hire a Ceilidh band in Greater Glasgow for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 56 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Greater Glasgow 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 56 best local Ceilidh bands in Greater Glasgow 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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£625 - £1125
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Based in Central Scotland, Glenpark are a contemporary Scottish ceilidh and folk band, making the perfect addition to any function.

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£850 - £2050
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Wedding band with virtuoso sax player based in Glasgow. 600+ weddings under their belts! Flexible, professional and unforgettable.

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£565 - £695
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Al & Grace are Two Far Flung: UK-based multi-instrument folk/Americana/acoustic duo. Male & female vocals; piano; flute; fiddle; guitar.

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From£640
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Young, enthusiastic and versatile ceilidh band primarily performing across the central belt of Scotland.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Point Five is a band that brings fresh, creative approach to traditional Scottish music, based in Glasgow, but willing to travel!

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From£800
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

Ceilidh and Covers band with a modern set, guaranteed to get everybody up dancing! All dances called and demonstrated if required.

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£815 - £1200
Ceilidh bandBathgate

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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£1150 - £1295
Ceilidh bandStockport

Make your event an outstanding, unforgettable experience with the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire.

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£750 - £1400
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

The Jacobites are an experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.

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£450 - £1000
Ceilidh bandLlanidloes

"Crannog Ceilidh Band" bring joy in their music and joy to the dance floor.

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£675 - £932
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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£450 - £1000
Ceilidh bandLoanhead

We are a lively experienced band who can provide a full evening of ceilidh dances combined with cover songs through the decades,50s-90s etc

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£750 - £1250
Ceilidh bandAberdeen

We are a three piece ceilidh band and DJ who play at weddings, corporate events, student balls and all other occasions.

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Ceilidh bandSheffield

Professional folk and ceilidh musician with a decade of experience performing at events including Glastonbury festival and UK wide tours.

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From£480
Ceilidh bandSouth Shields

This Ceilidh Band offers a professional service with some of the best musicians in the UK. Provide a high quality service for all events.

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From£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston

We operate as a two piece wherever possible and can handle most jobs with accordion/fiddle and calling with great success'.

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£640 - £960
Ceilidh bandLeeds

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

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Ceilidh bandLancaster

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band"- Folk Roots Radio

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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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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