Ceilidh Bands for hire in St Albans

Hire a ceilidh band in St Albans for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 96 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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19 bands in or around St Albans
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Ceilidh bandLondon(19 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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From£580
Ceilidh bandLondon(18 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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From£725
Ceilidh bandLondon(16 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandLondon(19 mi)

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

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From£995
Ceilidh bandLondon(24 mi)

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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From£640
Ceilidh bandLondon(16 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandAylesbury(16 mi)

A very experienced Scottish ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, Burns nights etc. Solo, duo, trio available

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Ceilidh bandLondon(17 mi)

A London based Ceilidh Band who will bring their brand of raucous folk music right into the heart of your event.

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From£895
Ceilidh bandLondon(20 mi)

Irresistibly danceable music

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Ceilidh bandLondon(14 mi)

Miles Ceilidh band has emerged as one of the most exciting, versatile bands on the London Ceilidh Dance Music Scene over the last 3 years.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(20 mi)

Scotch on the Rocks is a fun and professional London Ceilidh Band, available to hire for any event!

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Ceilidh bandLondon(21 mi)

Quicksilver make ceilidh dancing easy, fun and memorable. We're a professional band, happy to travel anywhere in the UK to play for you.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(14 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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Ceilidh bandLondon(19 mi)

When two Irishmen, an Englishman, a Swiss guy and a Bulgarian all walked into a bar, no one could have predicted what would happen next...

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Ceilidh bandLondon(19 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandMilton Keynes(27 mi)

A barn dance or ceilidh is just the BEST way to get your party or celebration started! Barn dances really ARE for everyone!

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Ceilidh bandLondon(16 mi)

TBCB are available for weddings and parties, providing dances (suitable for all age groups including children), and background music.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(19 mi)

Folk & ceilidh band from London, UK. Traditional folk music with a striking contemporary edge.

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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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