Ceilidh Bands for hire in Southampton

Hire a Ceilidh band in Southampton for your party or event today. We have 80 fantastic groups available to hire in Southampton 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.

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Ceilidh bandWinchester(11 mi)

A young, vibrant and exciting folk-rock ceilidh band, playing trad and new tunes. Full PA and we would love to play at your event!

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Ceilidh bandSouthampton(1 mi)

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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Ceilidh bandBournemouth(25 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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Ceilidh bandAlton(25 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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Ceilidh bandBournemouth(24 mi)

A lively folk / covers / ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.

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Ceilidh bandBournemouth(22 mi)

Friendly band who play celtic tunes and songs to keep a good balance of entertainment. We have a lively caller for barn dances.

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Ceilidh bandSouthampton(3 mi)

Rufus Return are a Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band on the 'rock ceilidh' side of the spectrum. Line up of Guitar, Drums, Violin, Accordion & caller.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(69 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(32 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandStockport(177 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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Ceilidh bandChepstow(80 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 bandPowys(145 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLondon(70 mi)

An award winning ceilidh band of fun traditional musicians with a caller to perform at your wedding or any other event.

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Ceilidh bandSeaford(67 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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Ceilidh bandSuffolk(135 mi)

Stumpy Oak present a rhythmic, frenetic performance of tunes from across the British Isles.

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Ceilidh bandLeeds(202 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 bandLondon(66 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLondon(72 mi)

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

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

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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!

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