Ceilidh Bands for hire in Macclesfield

Hire a ceilidh band in Macclesfield for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 134 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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6 bands in or around Macclesfield
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From£1095
Ceilidh bandStockport(11 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£650
Ceilidh bandSheffield(25 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(11 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£640
Ceilidh bandSheffield(24 mi)

We are a traditional Irish folk band comprising violin, whistle/flute and guitar . We play for ceilidhs and also music for listening.

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From£550
Ceilidh bandSale(14 mi)

Four-piece playing and singing Irish traditional music, Bluegrass. Vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhran.

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Ceilidh bandHope Valley(19 mi)

Whiskey in the Jar have been entertaining folks across the UK and Ireland for nearly 30 years, a great night guaranteed

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Ceilidh bandBathgate(192 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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Ceilidh bandLondon(147 mi)

Upbeat & Classy 2-6pc band, playing Ceilidh Classics, alongside Folk, Rock & Pop, Acoustic or with Bass & Drums, With or Without a Caller 👍

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Ceilidh bandHook(145 mi)

The Frank Reid Scottish Ceilidh Band are the top traditional Scottish Ceilidh band outside of Scotland.

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From£695
Ceilidh bandChepstow(109 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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Ceilidh bandLoanhead(185 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(199 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(121 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£950
Ceilidh bandSeaford(196 mi)

A Sussex-based 4-7 piece lively acoustic roots/folk band based in Sussex, playing festivals, ceilidhs, weddings and parties.

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From£860
Ceilidh bandLeeds(46 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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Ceilidh bandLlanidloes(84 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandPaisley(201 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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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(191 mi)

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

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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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