Ceilidh Bands for hire in Luton

Hire a Ceilidh band in Luton for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 124 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Luton 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 124 best local Ceilidh bands in Luton 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 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 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 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 Cumberland Ceilidh Band
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£750 - £800
Ceilidh bandLondon

A contemporary and memorable ceilidh band providing a wide variety of traditional and alternative tunes tailored to suit your event.

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Hire Stroma Folk & Ceilidh
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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 Silver Street Ceilidh Band
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£1100 - £1200
Ceilidh bandLondon

Irresistibly danceable music

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Hire Ian Robertson & his Scottish Dance Band
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Ceilidh bandAylesbury

A very experienced Scottish Ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, Burns nights, etc. Available Solo, Duo, Trio, and Quartet.

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Hire Lochnagar
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£1093.75 - £1456.25
Ceilidh bandLondon

Lochnagar is a popular and vibrant Scottish ceilidh band based in London and the South-East with an exciting traditional sound

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Hire John Carver Reels & Ceilidh Calling
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£400 - £500
Ceilidh bandAylesbury

One of the most experienced callers in the UK, running large reeling/ceilidh events as well as 'calling' at private events of all kinds.

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Hire Ceilidh Tree
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£550 - £1295
Ceilidh bandLondon

Ceilidh Tree are one of the UK's most exciting ceilidh bands! Foot stomping fiddles, accordion and experienced caller to show the moves.

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Hire Panic at the Ceilidh
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£900 - £2000
Ceilidh bandLondon

One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

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Hire Miles Ceilidh band
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From£700
Ceilidh bandLondon

Miles Ceilidh band has emerged as one of the most exciting, versatile bands on the London Ceilidh Dance Music Scene over the last 8 years.

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Hire Coppermill Folk
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£450 - £700
Ceilidh bandUxbridge

Young, exciting and versatile folk band for all occasions! Ceilidhs, Weddings and Private Functions, flexible to you and your budget.

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Hire Juniper Ceilidh Band
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£600 - £1800
Ceilidh bandLondon

Celtic ceilidh band bringing a modern flair to traditional Irish, Scottish and English tunes. You're guranteed to be dancing the night away!

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Hire The Lemon Céilí Co.
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£1300 - £1700
Ceilidh bandLondon

Energetic and lively céilí band for celebrations and gatherings

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Hire Turquoise Ceilidh/Classical/Pop/Jazz
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£480 - £940
Ceilidh bandLondon

We are a group of top Conservatoire trained musos, providing duos, trios and ceilidhs, Scottish caller.

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Hire The Sweeney Ceilidh Band
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£850 - £1400
Ceilidh bandHigh Wycombe

The highest quality band in London and the South East! We've played at hundreds of events, including weddings. Guaranteed to please!

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Hiring a Ceilidh Band in Luton

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

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

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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