Ceilidh Bands for hire in Huddersfield

Hire a Ceilidh band in Huddersfield for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 178 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Huddersfield 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 178 best local Ceilidh bands in Huddersfield 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 Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band
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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 Aluinn Ceilidh Band
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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 Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band
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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 Roisin Ban
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From£800
Ceilidh bandPontefract

Roisin Ban - One of the best traditional Irish Celtic folk & ceili band in the UK. Played at Whitby & Sidmouth Folk Weeks, Costa Del Folk +

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Hire The Riot Band
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Ceilidh bandBolton

The Riot Band is an experienced ceilidh band that plays festivals, parties, wedding receptions, and social events .

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Hire Bash Street Band
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Ceilidh bandSheffield

Bridging time-honoured tradition & lively ceilidh celebrations since '93!

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Hire Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band
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£1062.50 - £1250
Ceilidh bandManchester

Young, energetic and professional ceilidh entertainment for Weddings and Events throughout the UK!

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Hire Bellamira
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£1200
Ceilidh bandSheffield

Bellamira play driving, wild music for ceilidh dancing, incorporating rock beats, tight arrangements, songs and loads of fun.

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Hire The House Devils
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£500 - £2500
Ceilidh bandSale

Four-piece playing and singing Irish traditional music, Bluegrass. Vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhran.

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Hire Lonan
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Ceilidh bandLeeds

Intricate and heartfelt acoustic folk trio

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Hire Bracken Rigg Band
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From£480
Ceilidh bandDoncaster

Traditional Scottish/Irish accordion & fiddle band, playing for Burns, Ceilidh, Barn Dances, Weddings

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Hire Last Chance Saloon Band
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£650 - £900
Ceilidh bandHebden Bridge

A hoedown with attitude for the 21st-century with swinging tunes and called dances in an awesome cowboy ceilidh

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Hire Cahootenany
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£750 - £1000
Ceilidh bandHebden Bridge

Storming 5 piece ceilidh dance band and caller with years of experience of bringing people together to dance and laugh at every event

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Hire Riverborn
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£400 - £800
Ceilidh bandHuddersfield

Traditional Celtic Folk duo based in Yorkshire, bringing a modern twist to Irish traditional music for your event!

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Hire Ceilidh With Us
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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 The Jacobites
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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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Hire Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band
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£545 - £1220
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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Hire Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band
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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!

Hiring a Ceilidh Band in Huddersfield

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

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

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 is a ceilidh band?

A ceilidh band (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a musical group that specialises in playing traditional folk music for ceilidh dances, which are social events with Scottish or Irish origins. Ceilidh bands typically feature instruments like fiddles, accordions, and bagpipes, creating lively tunes for dances like jigs and reels.

What do people do at a ceilidh?

At a ceilidh, attendees participate in traditional Scottish or Irish folk dances. A caller guides the participants through various lively and energetic dances, such as jigs and reels, with specific steps and formations. Ceilidhs are social events where people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy dancing, often accompanied by live music from a ceilidh band. Participants interact, socialise, and have fun while following the caller's instructions, creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere. Ceilidh bands perform at at weddings, private parties, and community gatherings, providing a unique and interactive experience for everyone involved.

How long do ceilidh dances last?

Ceilidh dancing is often done in 30-45 minute bursts, with each burst having 3 or 4 dances. A typical evening of ceilidh dancing consists of three or four of these bursts of dancing, with gaps in between allowing guests to collect their breath, take a drink or use the bathroom.

What instruments are used in a ceilidh band?

Ceilidh bands commonly feature a variety of traditional instruments that contribute to the lively and upbeat atmosphere of the dances. Common instruments that ceilidh bands play are: - Fiddle: The fiddle is a central instrument in ceilidh bands, providing the melody and creating the lively tunes for the dances. - Accordion: Accordion adds a rich harmony to the music and is commonly used in ceilidh bands for its versatility and vibrant sound. - Bagpipes: Bagpipes, especially in Scottish ceilidhs, add a distinctive and traditional touch to the music. - Flute: The flute often complements the fiddle by providing additional melodies and harmonies, enhancing the overall sound of the band. - Guitar: Acoustic guitars provide rhythm and chord progressions, anchoring the music and giving dancers a strong beat to follow. - Banjo: Banjos add a lively, twangy sound and are particularly common in Irish ceilidh bands. - Drums/Percussion: Drums and other percussion instruments, such as bodhrán (a traditional Irish drum), provide the rhythmic foundation, creating a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for the dances. These instruments, played skillfully together, create the authentic and festive vibe that characterises ceilidh music and dancing.

Are ceilidh bands only for weddings?

Although wedding ceilidh bands are particularly popular, they are not limited to weddings. Ceilidhs are also popular for birthday parties, anniversaries, and other celebrations, adding a festive touch with their traditional music and interactive dances. Additionally, community events, cultural festivals, and corporate events often feature ceilidhs to engage attendees and create a vibrant atmosphere. Overall, ceilidh bands bring people together, making any occasion 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?

Ceilidh bands are an excellent choice for corporate events. Their lively traditional music and spirited dances create an engaging experience that encourages everyone to get involved in a fun way. In contrast to traditional corporate entertainment, ceilidh bands foster a sense of community and camaraderie, breaking down barriers and encouraging guests to interact with one another. Ceilidh dances and the infectious enthusiasm of the musicians ensure that even the most reserved attendees find themselves on their feet and joining in the fun. Moreover, ceilidh bands cater to a wide range of musical tastes and ages, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the festivities, making them a versatile and inclusive choice for corporate gatherings.

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