Ceilidh Bands for hire in Hereford

Hire a Ceilidh band in Hereford for your party or event today. We have 99 fantastic groups available to hire in Hereford 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 bandChepstow(22 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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Ceilidh bandHereford(3 mi)

Sheila's Reels is a lively ceilidh band, available with 2, 3 or 4 musicians plus caller. A fun evening for all ages and abilities.

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From£640
Ceilidh bandHereford(1 mi)

Music, song and dance - all about Apples and Cider!

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Ceilidh bandLondon(117 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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From£1000
Ceilidh bandHook(92 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(97 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£480
Ceilidh bandSouth Shields(208 mi)

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£950
Ceilidh bandSeaford(151 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£450
Ceilidh bandLlanidloes(44 mi)

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

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From£860
Ceilidh bandLeeds(132 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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Ceilidh bandSheffield(103 mi)

Sheffield-based Ceilidh band with a difference: mash-ups of contemporary hits alongside traditional Ceilidh tunes! Search 'Fulwood Folkers'

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From£580
Ceilidh bandLondon(114 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£725
Ceilidh bandLondon(117 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLeek(78 mi)

Exuberant and energetic barn dance and ceilidh band, available UK-wide for weddings, functions, & festivals. Various sizes of line-up.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(117 mi)

One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

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From£350
Ceilidh bandBraintree(142 mi)

Caperbility is able to play for different occasions, whether a standard ceilidh, barn dance, Playford or contradance. As seen on Holby City

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Ceilidh bandLancaster(137 mi)

“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

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Ceilidh bandLondon(119 mi)

Ceilidh Tree are one of the UK's most exciting ceilidh bands! Foot stomping fiddles, accordion and experienced caller to show the moves.

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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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