Ceilidh Bands for hire in Scottish Borders

Hire a Ceilidh band in Scottish Borders for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 104 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Scottish Borders 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 104 best local Ceilidh bands in Scottish Borders 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 The Jacobites Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Bon:Stovi Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1375
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 Flaming Heather Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Cragganmore Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£645 - £1895
Ceilidh bandGlenrothes

As one of the UK's finest ceilidh bands, we provide musical entertainment for weddings, celebrations, student nights, and corporate events.

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Hire Ceòl Beag Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

Ceòl Beag is a popular contemporary, upbeat ceilidh band. We play for all kinds of events & guarantee a great night of dancing to remember.

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Hire 7 Hills Ceilidh Ceilidh band with Encore
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£725 - £935
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

Seven Hills is a highly experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh, ready to create an amazing ceilidh experience for you!

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Hire The Rock Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £1125
Ceilidh bandBathgate

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Rock Ceilidh Band!

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Hire Scott Leslie Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £1187.50
Ceilidh bandBathgate

One of the very best ceilidh bands in Scotland playing and calling dances with a reputation that guarantees you a fantastic night.

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Hire CopperCeilidh Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

We are a traditional Ceilidh Band, available for events across all of Scotland.

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Hire HotScotch Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandNewbridge

HotScotch Ceilidh Band are a trio of dynamic musicians offering an exciting blend of Scottish Ceilidh Music for Weddings, Parties & Events

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Hire Alive & Jiggin Ceilidh Band and Disco  Ceilidh band with Encore
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£650 - £1500
Ceilidh bandPenicuik

CEILIDH PARTY BAND IN SOUTHERN, EASTERN AND CENTRAL SCOTLAND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, VERSATILE AND ENTERTAINING BAND WITH OVER 700 GIGS DONE

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Hire The Ceilidh band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1750
Ceilidh bandLoanhead

The number one Scottish band specialised in delivering a great , up beat , fun night as well as great musicianship.

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Hire Ceilidh Experience Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

Ceilidh Rock party band with sound system + optional lighting and in-house DJ

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Hire The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1000 - £1200
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band represent High-Quality Sound and Musicianship – without Losing Traditional Roots

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Hire Mary Gristwood duet Ceilidh band with Encore
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£450 - £650
Ceilidh bandBathgate

Harp/ clarsach/ guitar and fiddle/violinist duet.

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Hire Stravair Ceilidh band with Encore
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£437.50 - £875
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh

The beautifully elegant duo of Stravair. We've quickly become the most popular guitar and violin duo in Scotland. Guaranteed to move you!

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Hire The Fiddle Duo Ceilidh band with Encore
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£995 - £1595
Ceilidh bandGlenrothes

The Fiddle Duo adds a touch of Scottish magic to your wedding day or corporate event, providing the perfect background music.

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Morag hired Forth Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Scottish Borders)

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Scottish Borders

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What is a ceilidh band?

A ceilidh band (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a group of musicians that specialise in traditional folk music for ceilidh dances (usually jigs). Ceilidh bands will usually have fiddle players, accordionists, bagpipers playing and a “caller” leading the dances.

What do people do at a ceilidh?

Ceilidhs comes from the Gaelic word for ‘party’ and typically feature a ceilidh band with a caller who will lead the guests in traditional folk Scottish (or Irish) dances. Ceilidh’s are a great way to entertain your guests because they offer an interactive experience where the guests are part of the performances and the dances are simple enough for all ages and abilities, meaning everyone can get involved.

How long do ceilidh dances last?

A traditional Ceilidh dance can last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, usually broken down with 3-4 dances and then a break. Our Ceilidh bands, however, are flexible and can play for as short or as long as you need.

What instruments are used in a ceilidh band?

Ceilidh bands commonly feature traditional folk instruments. Some common instruments you will find in a Ceilidh band include the fiddle, the accordion, bagpipes, the flute and a banjo. Each Ceilidh band’s lineup will feature different musicians and some bands will feature drums or percussion instruments, such as bodhrán (traditional Irish drum), or guitars. It’s also good to properly check their lineups before booking but if you’re unsure, speak to one of our experts who can give you tailored advice on what would work well for your venue.

Are ceilidh bands only for weddings?

Although wedding ceilidh bands are particularly popular, ceilidh bands are not limited to weddings. Ceilidhs are also popular for birthday parties, anniversaries, and other celebrations, as a fun form of interactive, unique entertainment. Ceilidhs bands are also very popular for corporate events as the dances are a great way to break the ice and get people talking. Overall, ceilidh bands bring people together, making any event 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?

Although wedding ceilidh bands are particularly popular, ceilidh bands are not limited to weddings. Ceilidhs are also popular for birthday parties, anniversaries, and other celebrations, as a fun form of interactive, unique entertainment. Ceilidhs bands are also very popular for corporate events as the dances are a great way to break the ice and get people talking. Overall, ceilidh bands bring people together, making any event 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.

Hiring a Ceilidh Band in Scottish Borders

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Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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