Ceilidh Bands for hire in Leicester

Hire a Ceilidh band in Leicester for your party or event today. We have 98 fantastic groups available to hire in Leicester 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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From£700
Ceilidh bandAlton(102 mi)

Head North is a high energy 7 piece band mixing traditional and progressive Celtic & Transatlantic tunes and songs in 3 part harmony

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From£800
Ceilidh bandTonbridge(116 mi)

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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From£650
Ceilidh bandWalsall(35 mi)

We play a great mix of Irish folk songs and other folk music, mostly in a tub-thumping style! We love people to sing & dance along with us.

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From£640
Ceilidh bandChipping Campden(45 mi)

Celtic influenced music ; fiddle, whistle, bodhran and guitar. Available for private parties, public events, ceilidhs & festivals.

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From£460
Ceilidh bandLondon(88 mi)

Aaron Horlock and Nick Goode are a London based folk duo available for Ceilidhs and other events.

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From£500
Ceilidh bandTroon(247 mi)

Concert Duo with a wide range in music styles, Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, French, Italian, Latin, Swing and more

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From£630
Ceilidh bandBournemouth(135 mi)

A lively folk / covers / ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.

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From£665
Ceilidh bandSaint Leonards-on-sea(141 mi)

The caller, Vivienne Hamblin calls reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, waltzes, Stately Dance Forms, Circles, Lines, Farandoles, Waltzes, Polkas

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From£550
Ceilidh bandBournemouth(135 mi)

Friendly band who play celtic tunes and songs to keep a good balance of entertainment. We have a lively caller for barn dances.

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Ceilidh bandLincoln(48 mi)

A dynamic group of musicians who play a mix of Americana and traditional Irish tunes and songs

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From£320
Ceilidh bandLondon(88 mi)

Narnain Duo is a flute and guitar ensemble specialising in providing suitable music for any special occasion. Classical, folk, jazz, ceilidh

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From£640
Ceilidh bandLewes(124 mi)

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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From£800
Ceilidh bandLeeds(80 mi)

Best ceilidh band in West Yorkshire

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From£500
Ceilidh bandRamsgate(136 mi)

It's fun to dance

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From£650
Ceilidh bandBodmin(214 mi)

CARACANA are a Cornish Nos Lowen Ceilidh Folk Band based in Cornwall. We play music from Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany

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From£800
Ceilidh bandPontefract(70 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandFaversham(125 mi)

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

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From£450
Ceilidh bandSouthampton(119 mi)

Rufus Return are a Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band on the 'rock ceilidh' side of the spectrum. Line up of Guitar, Drums, Violin, Accordion & caller.

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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2 hours
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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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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