Ceilidh Bands available to hire in Isle of Man

Hire a Ceilidh band in Isle of Man for your party or event today. We have 94 fantastic groups available to hire in Isle of Man 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. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Isle of Man.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Isle of Man
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Ceilidh bandBathgate(120 mi)

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

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From£1095
Ceilidh bandStockport(110 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(188 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£450
Ceilidh bandLoanhead(126 mi)

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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From£640
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(114 mi)

Foot Stompin' Ceilidh Band are an energetic trio of young musicians who guarantee to get everyone up dancing regardless of ability!

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From£480
Ceilidh bandSouth Shields(134 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£750
Ceilidh bandAberdeen(220 mi)

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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From£480
Ceilidh bandPaisley(112 mi)

Scotia are one of Scotland’s most sought after ceilidh bands catering for complete beginners to the most experienced ceilidh dancers.

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From£860
Ceilidh bandLeeds(124 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£450
Ceilidh bandLlanidloes(130 mi)

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

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From£1000
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(131 mi)

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

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From£650
Ceilidh bandSheffield(135 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£1000
Ceilidh bandLeek(128 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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From£850
Ceilidh bandLancaster(71 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 bandNewcastle upon Tyne(128 mi)

A dynamic three-piece ceilidh band made up of fiddle, accordion and percussion. We aim to provide a fun ceilidh for beginners and experts!

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From£600
Ceilidh bandKenilworth(178 mi)

An exciting an upbeat ceilidh band serving the Midlands, and beyond!

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From£500
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(113 mi)

Irish fiddle player Rowan Leslie, currently based in Glasgow, with exciting line up of instruments depending on what is required.

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Ceilidh bandCambridge(237 mi)

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

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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