Ceilidh Bands for hire in York

Hire a Ceilidh band in York for your party or event today. We have 114 fantastic groups available to hire in York 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(200 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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From£640
Ceilidh bandLewes(211 mi)

Sussex Folk / Ceilidh band playing traditional music of these islands + other stuff we like. Can be booked as Trio to 6 piece with caller

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From£845
Ceilidh bandLondon(175 mi)

Irresistibly danceable music

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From£800
Ceilidh bandAylesbury(150 mi)

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

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From£640
Ceilidh bandBrighton(220 mi)

We are a traditional Irish folk band comprising violin, whistle/flute and guitar . We play for ceilidhs and also music for listening.

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From£680
Ceilidh bandSouthampton(212 mi)

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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From£600
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(161 mi)

Seven Hills is a highly experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. Between us we have played thousands of ceilidhs and have now joined for

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Ceilidh bandLondon(170 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£1120
Ceilidh bandCambridge(131 mi)

Emmanuel Folk band play folk music from across the world. We have our own caller for ceilidhs, but also play klezmer and other styles.

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From£490
Ceilidh bandWhitley Bay(76 mi)

Berking Mad is a very experienced ceilidh band with a dancer friendly caller who will help everyone to enjoy the event.

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From£700
Ceilidh bandLondon(169 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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From£640
Ceilidh bandLondon(175 mi)

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

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From£450
Ceilidh bandNorth Shields(75 mi)

Miggins Fiddle will give you an exciting and enjoyable night of dance and music. All dances a fully called and easy to join in with.

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From£900
Ceilidh bandTonbridge(200 mi)

The Hilltop Ceilidh band are a vibrant, young, professional ceilidh band. They travel England and Wales performing at all kinds of events!

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From£960
Ceilidh bandBirmingham(108 mi)

We are a five piece ceilidh band who play lively traditional tunes for all festive occasions. We work with our caller, Jono, for most gigs.

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From£720
Ceilidh bandDoune(194 mi)

Ceilidh Minogue is a Scottish ceilidh band covering all UK and Europe. The band plays and calls all the usual ceilidh dances.

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From£560
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(183 mi)

Based in Central Scotland, Glenpark are a contemporary Scottish ceilidh and folk band, making the perfect addition to any function.

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Ceilidh bandLarbert(179 mi)

Best Before Midnight use an eclectic mix of traditional and modern ceilidh music, giving the music a unique funky Celtic-fusion twist.

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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