Ceilidh Bands for hire in Kent

Hire a Ceilidh band in Kent for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 123 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Kent 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 123 best local Ceilidh bands in Kent 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 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 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 Swing The Bridge Ceilidh band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1093.75
Ceilidh bandKent

FOR ALL AGES AND EVERY OCCASION! UPBEAT Ceilidhs and Barn Dances with ENERGY and ZEST!!!!! Caller included in the price quoted.

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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 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 A2 Barn Dance Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandFaversham

A2 Barn Dance Band for vibrant music and lively dances. Good fun for all occasions.

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Hire Rejigged Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£618.75
Ceilidh bandRamsgate

Dance to the liveliest Ceilidh Band in Kent. Appearing at the Dickens Christmas Ball, Rochester; Canterbury Music & Broadstairs Folk Week.

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Hire Ceilidh With Us Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1200 - £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 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 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 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 Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1025 - £1650
Ceilidh bandLeeds

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

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Hire Stroma Folk & Ceilidh Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLondon

"Stroma kept everyone on their feet the entire night!" "Their use of modern sounds with the traditional instruments made our Ceilidh unique"

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Hire Monkey See Monkey Do Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£10
Ceilidh bandSouthampton

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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Latest reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in Kent

Swing The Bridge
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"I cannot recommend Swing the Bridge highly enough. Their quote was very competitive and they provided 5 musicians (others only provided 2 or 3) so it was a great sound. Communication in advance was great and they arrived with bags of time to set up. As to the ceilidh, everyone from age 2yrs to 98 yrs thought it was fantastic, either joining in or watching. Confirmed non-dancers were up on the floor and loving it! So much fun. If you are thinking about something for an event then book Swing the Bridge and you wont be disappointed!"

Lesley hired Swing The Bridge for a Private event (available in Kent)

Verified Review, 22 June 2024
Swing The Bridge
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"Swing the bridge are an excellent band. Martin messaged before the day to confirm the arrangements were the same which I appreciated. They arrived early and were ready to go at the agreed time but also happy to wait since the wedding was running behind schedule. The caller was very entertaining and engaging and did a great job of trying to teach people the dances, despite the dancers doing a terrible job of replicating the moves! I would definitely book them again."

Tom hired Swing The Bridge for a Wedding (available in Kent)

Verified Review, 15 June 2024
The Hilltop Ceilidh Band
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"it was a fantastic evening, the band were brilliant would highly recommend them"

Steve hired The Hilltop Ceilidh Band for a Wedding anniversary (available in Kent)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Kent

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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 Kent

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

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

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

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