Ceilidh Bands available to hire in Rutland

Hire a Ceilidh band in Rutland for your party or event today. We have 86 fantastic groups available to hire in Rutland 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. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Rutland.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Rutland
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Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne(166 mi)

Berking Mad is a very experienced ceilidh band with a dancer friendly caller who will help everyone to enjoy the event

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From£960
Ceilidh bandBirmingham(57 mi)

We are a five piece ceilidh band who play lively traditional tunes for all festive occasions. We work with our caller, Jono, for most gigs.

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From£800
Ceilidh bandEvesham(64 mi)

Midlands based ceilidh band. Six piece to Two piece band available plus a caller for guiding you through the dances.

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From£480
Ceilidh bandShoreham-by-Sea(126 mi)

We are a traditional Irish/ Celtic band on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals in English and Irish. Acoustic or amplified.

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From£450
Ceilidh bandTotnes(201 mi)

The hottest ceilidh band in Devon

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Ceilidh bandCambridge(44 mi)

A young, energetic band of musicians playing traditional and modern folk music in and around Cambridge.

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From£550
Ceilidh bandSale(88 mi)

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

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From£700
Ceilidh bandLondon(81 mi)

Multi-genre function bands & DJ service - From solo acts to 12pc bands, we interact with your guests on the floor for the REAL party effect!

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From£640
Ceilidh bandBrighton(125 mi)

Shenanigan provide authentic music for Irish and Scottish Nights, and also for Barn Dances and Ceilidhs

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From£700
Ceilidh bandLondon(76 mi)

Formed in 2012 Three Dollar Shoe has become one of the leading London Irish Trad. groups. Vocal led with fiddle, banjo/mandolin & guitar

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From£350
Ceilidh bandStoke-sub-Hamdon(148 mi)

We are a folk duo who play a mix of traditional tunes and songs on fiddle and guitar.

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From£900
Ceilidh bandLlanelli(159 mi)

Energetic country-folk band from South Wales Bringing a mix of your favourite country/folk classics and modern hits

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From£750
Ceilidh bandBournemouth(141 mi)

Tweed in Bourbon | 2 to 6 piece | High energy Folk, Covers, Americana & Ceilidh | Wedding & Live Events band | Based in Dorset

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From£700
Ceilidh bandAlton(104 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£650
Ceilidh bandWalsall(56 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£800
Ceilidh bandTonbridge(108 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£640
Ceilidh bandChipping Campden(60 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLondon(81 mi)

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

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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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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