Ceilidh Bands for hire in Swansea

Hire a Ceilidh band in Swansea for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 125 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Swansea 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 125 best local Ceilidh bands in Swansea 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 Stumpy Oak Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£950 - £1250
Ceilidh bandSuffolk

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

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Hire Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1300 - £1500
Ceilidh bandManchester

Make your event an outstanding, unforgettable experience with the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire.

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Hire The Frank Reid Scottish Dance Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100 - £1400
Ceilidh bandWadhurst

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

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Hire Aluinn Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£725 - £1015
Ceilidh bandLeeds

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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Hire Bowstring Ceilidh band with Encore
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£675 - £875
Ceilidh bandHerne Bay

Bringing everyone together for a fun filled evening of dance and feisty music, Bowstring will make your special event a night to remember

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Hire Price of My Pig Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1150 - £1250
Ceilidh bandLancaster

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band"- Folk Roots Radio

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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 Fairgreen Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £950
Ceilidh bandNorwich

Fun & Frolic on the dance floor ~ Perfect for weddings and family celebrations. Guaranteed to get everyone dancing right from the start.

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Hire Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB) Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £1075
Ceilidh bandBrighton

The Buchanan Ceilidh Band comprises highly experienced musicians who are spontaneous and quirky when playing for ceilidhs/barn dances!

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Hire The Burdock Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandBirmingham

Award winning ceilidh band - played 500+ venues from Grand Halls to front lounges Inclusive, gender-free, amazing fun, great memories/photos

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Hire Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£695
Ceilidh bandChepstow

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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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 Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLeeds

Vibrant and exciting ceilidh band based in Leeds, with experienced caller, Robin Fishwick.

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Hire The Hat & The Fiddle Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£900 - £2500
Ceilidh bandLlanelli

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

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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 Monkey See Monkey Do Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£10
Ceilidh bandSouthampton

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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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 The Worried Men of Gower Ceilidh band with Encore
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£360 - £800
Ceilidh bandSwansea

Swansea's #1 folk band! Guaranteed to get the party going. We can play for any event, big or small!

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FAQs about hiring Ceilidh Bands in Swansea

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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 Swansea

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Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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How much does it cost to hire a Ceilidh Band in Swansea?

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

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Recent reviews of our Ceilidh Bands in Swansea

“The trio were excellent! Really friendly and very talented. They got everyone dancing and in a fabulous tangle. Two 45 min sets were just right for us and everyone was shattered by the end. They added some ceilidh magic to our wedding. Even the teenagers loved it! Thankyou so much. ”

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Grahame hired Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Swansea)

“Fabulous band! Huge thanks to Rufus Return who played my 40th birthday party on Saturday. They sounded great, the caller was so much fun and absolutely brilliant at getting everyone involved right from the start. Everyone has been saying what a great time they had and how they wished they'd done something similar for their birthdays! A pleasure to deal with, and thoroughly recommended!”

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Sarah hired Rufus Return for a Private event (available in Swansea)

“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. ”

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Nigel hired Wraggle Taggle for a Private event (available in Swansea)

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