Ceilidh Bands for hire in St Albans

Hire a Ceilidh band in St Albans for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 126 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in St Albans 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 126 best local Ceilidh bands in St Albans 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 Ceilidh With Us Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £2200
Ceilidh bandLuton

We're bringing Ceilidh back and we're up for the craic! Come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out for the Ceilidh 🕺🎻

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Hire Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandLondon

An award-winning Ceilidh Band of fun traditional musicians with a Caller available to perform at your wedding or any other event.

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Hire The Big Cool Celts: Scottish Ceilidh, Reeling & Covers Party Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1065 - £2840
Ceilidh bandLondon

With unrivalled service and quality, they have built a reputation as one of the best Celtic party bands in the UK

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Hire Cumberland Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£750 - £800
Ceilidh bandLondon

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

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Hire Stroma Folk & Ceilidh Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLondon

"Stroma kept everyone on their feet the entire night!" "Their use of modern sounds with the traditional instruments made our Ceilidh unique"

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Hire Silver Street Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100 - £1200
Ceilidh bandLondon

Irresistibly danceable music

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Hire Ian Robertson & his Scottish Dance Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandAylesbury

A very experienced Scottish Ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, Burns nights, etc. Available Solo, Duo, Trio, and Quartet.

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Hire Lochnagar Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1093.75 - £1456.25
Ceilidh bandLondon

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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Hire John Carver Reels & Ceilidh Calling Ceilidh band with Encore
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£400 - £500
Ceilidh bandAylesbury

One of the most experienced callers in the UK, running large reeling/ceilidh events as well as 'calling' at private events of all kinds.

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Hire Ceilidh Tree Ceilidh band with Encore
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£550 - £1295
Ceilidh bandLondon

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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Hire Panic at the Ceilidh Ceilidh band with Encore
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£900 - £2000
Ceilidh bandLondon

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

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Hire Miles Ceilidh band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£700
Ceilidh bandLondon

Miles Ceilidh band has emerged as one of the most exciting, versatile bands on the London Ceilidh Dance Music Scene over the last 8 years.

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Hire Coppermill Folk Ceilidh band with Encore
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£450 - £700
Ceilidh bandUxbridge

Young, exciting and versatile folk band for all occasions! Ceilidhs, Weddings and Private Functions, flexible to you and your budget.

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Hire Juniper Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£600 - £1800
Ceilidh bandLondon

Celtic ceilidh band bringing a modern flair to traditional Irish, Scottish and English tunes. You're guranteed to be dancing the night away!

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Hire Scotch on the Rocks Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100
Ceilidh bandLondon

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

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Hire The Lemon Céilí Co. Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1300 - £1700
Ceilidh bandLondon

Energetic and lively céilí band for celebrations and gatherings

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Hire The Sweeney Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£850 - £1400
Ceilidh bandHigh Wycombe

The highest quality band in London and the South East! We've played at hundreds of events, including weddings. Guaranteed to please!

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Hire MacDonald Ceilidh Caller/Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£480 - £940
Ceilidh bandLondon

We are a group of top Conservatoire trained musos, providing duos, trios and ceilidhs, Scottish caller.

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Recent reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in St Albans

“The band were at the venue in plenty of time and adjusted to the fact the previous performer was just leaving. The dance music and songs were great. We had lots of people dancing even some who had never seen a ciedlh before. The caller was perfect. She was young, cool, clear and funny. We would definitely have Raggletaggle again at an event and will recommend them to our friends. ”

23 March 2024
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Nigel hired Wraggle Taggle for a Private event (available in St Albans)

“James was friendly, adaptable and cheery..would recommend ”

15 March 2024
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Eileen hired Barn Dances for Everyone for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in St Albans)

“Great band. Hired for our venue-run Scottish Theme Night last weekend. Many customers have already contacted us to tell us how great the evening was and how much they enjoyed the band's performance and partaking in some excellently-called dances! ”

2 March 2024
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Faye hired The Sweeney Ceilidh Band for a Private event (available in St Albans)

FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in St Albans

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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 St Albans

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

How much does it cost to hire a Ceilidh Band in St Albans?

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

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