Contemporary Folk Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a contemporary folk band in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 108 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Contemporary folk bandLondon

Upbeat 2-6pc band, playing Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Pop and Rock hits in Fresh Arrangements, Acoustic or Amped . Classy and Sophisticated 👍

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Contemporary folk bandLondon

Daisy Chute Band play folk, americana & jazz music & play gigs in&around London. Instruments include vocals, banjo, gtr, double bass + more!

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Contemporary folk bandStoke-sub-Hamdon

We are a folk duo who play a mix of traditional tunes and songs on fiddle and guitar.

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From£1425
Contemporary folk bandBallymena

A genuine Irish folk/ band based in Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Altagore show is a mix of songs, tunes & Irish banter.

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From£500
Contemporary folk bandGlasgow

New and exciting sets of old and new traditional tunes.

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From£300
Contemporary folk bandStroud

The finest acoustic Folk, Gypsy Jazz and Bebop for your event!

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From£640
Contemporary folk bandLondon

Somewhat unconventional travelling folk band based mostly in Sussex & London.

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From£550
Contemporary folk bandLondon

Folk meets Quirk

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Contemporary folk bandChipping Campden

Celtic influenced music ; fiddle, whistle, bodhran and guitar. Available for private parties, public events, ceilidhs & festivals.

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Contemporary folk bandTroon

Concert Duo with a wide range in music styles, Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, French, Italian, Latin, Swing and more

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From£600
Contemporary folk bandBelfast

We are a three piece band who perform Irish traditional music and folk, both tunes and song. In both Irish and English.

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From£800
Contemporary folk bandWarwick

Britfolk played loud and proud! The Redhills take traditional songs and tunes and mash them up into rocking great arrangements.

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From£320
Contemporary folk bandSteyning
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Contemporary folk bandLondon

Multi-genre function bands & DJ service - From solo acts to 12pc bands, we interact with your guests on the floor for the REAL party effect!

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From£1300
Contemporary folk bandBathgate

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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From£695
Contemporary folk 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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Contemporary folk bandTotnes

An Upbeat Acoustic Duo based in Devon. 'Phenomenal' - BBC Introducing.

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Contemporary folk bandLondon

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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Popular genres:
Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock
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How much does it cost to hire a contemporary folk band?

The typical price per group member for contemporary folk bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Frequently asked questions

Can any contemporary folk band play my favourite song?

Professional contemporary folk bands will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that contemporary folk bands may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the contemporary folk band's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do contemporary folk bands take to set up?

Your contemporary folk band will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the contemporary folk band prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our contemporary folk bands are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our contemporary folk bands will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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