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Ceilidh Bands for hire in Wokingham

Hire a Ceilidh band in Wokingham for your wedding, Burns night or event today. We have 97 fantastic traditional Scottish and Irish bands available to hire in Wokingham 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 97 best local Ceilidh bands in Wokingham 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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£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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£550 - £1295
Ceilidh bandReading

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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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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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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Ceilidh bandPetersfield

The cutting edge of the UK's ceilidh scene.

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Ceilidh bandOxford

Enthusiastic & v. competent Ceilidh Caller, 10yrs experience calling for biggest bands in UK as well as solo for private events/weddings

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£380 - £1400
Ceilidh bandDorking

Sandra & Paul, engaging and colourful instrumental duo, violin and guitar (no singing)

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Ceilidh bandAlton

Hypnotic harmonies, magical melodies, tight tunes & driven rhythms served up with big smiles and bags of energy.

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Ceilidh bandGuildford

The Jigalots – English Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band – festival proven - we love to get people dancing and having fun! A great party for all!

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£800 - £2500
Ceilidh bandHitchin

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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£1195 - £1395
Ceilidh bandStockport

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

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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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£640 - £1035
Ceilidh bandLondon

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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£500 - £800
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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£700 - £963
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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£1000 - £1300
Ceilidh bandWadhurst

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

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£470 - £1410
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

A high-energy ceilidh band made up of Fiddle, Piano Accordion, Guitar and Percussion. We bring the party.

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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

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Ceilidh, Folk
Average response time:
5 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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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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