Ceilidh Bands for hire in Leicestershire

Hire a Ceilidh band in Leicestershire for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 140 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Leicestershire 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 140 best local Ceilidh bands in Leicestershire 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 Schuggies Ceilidhs - Live Band
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From£62.50
Ceilidh bandDerby

Authentic Multi-Award-Winning Scottish Style Ceilidhs with a contemporary twist. Based in the East Midlands and covers UK-wide.

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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 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 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 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!

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Hire Bon:Stovi Ceilidh Band
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£1500
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

Some of Scotland's most talented musicians performing with a power, energy and spirit that will leave your guests happily exhausted!

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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 Flaming Heather
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From£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston

We operate as a two piece wherever possible and can handle most jobs with accordion/fiddle and calling with great success'.

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Hire Wraggle Taggle
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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 Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB)
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£650 - £950
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 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 The Frank Reid Scottish Dance Band
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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 Bowstring
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£600 - £750
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 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 The Big Cool Celts: Scottish Ceilidh, Reeling & Covers Party Band
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£1065 - £2840
Ceilidh bandLondon

With unrivalled service and quality, they have built a reputation as one of the best Celtic party bands in the UK

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Hire Price of My Pig
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£1150 - £1250
Ceilidh bandLancaster

“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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Hire The Burdock Ceilidh Band
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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 Monkey See Monkey Do
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From£680
Ceilidh bandSouthampton

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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Hiring a Ceilidh Band in Leicestershire

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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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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