Contemporary Folk Bands for hire in Belfast

Hire a contemporary folk band in Belfast for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 43 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Contemporary folk bandBelfast(2 mi)

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£650
Contemporary folk bandBelfast(1 mi)

The Hootin' Annies are a group of experienced and accomplished young men specialising in Folk music in it's many forms.

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Contemporary folk bandBallymena(31 mi)

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(109 mi)

New and exciting sets of old and new traditional tunes.

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From£640
Contemporary folk bandChipping Campden(243 mi)

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

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Contemporary folk bandTroon(84 mi)

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

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From£800
Contemporary folk bandWarwick(240 mi)

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

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Contemporary folk bandBathgate(125 mi)

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(239 mi)

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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From£750
Contemporary folk bandAberdeen(228 mi)

We are a three piece ceilidh band and DJ who play at weddings, corporate events, student balls and all other occasions.

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From£480
Contemporary folk bandPaisley(103 mi)

Scotia are one of Scotland’s most sought after ceilidh bands catering for complete beginners to the most experienced ceilidh dancers.

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From£450
Contemporary folk bandLlanidloes(179 mi)

Stunningly good music and Calling from this 3 piece band .... Crannog Ceilidh Band

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From£1000
Contemporary folk bandEdinburgh(143 mi)

The Jacobites are an experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.

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From£650
Contemporary folk bandSheffield(197 mi)

Sheffield-based Ceilidh band with a difference: mash-ups of contemporary hits alongside traditional Ceilidh tunes! Search 'Fulwood Folkers'

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From£320
Contemporary folk bandArmagh(33 mi)

A duo of Irish musicians. With over 40 years of experience between them. They can entertain any crowd with ballads, tunes and the craic.

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Contemporary folk bandLeek(189 mi)

Exuberant and energetic barn dance and ceilidh band, available UK-wide for weddings, functions, & festivals. Various sizes of line-up.

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From£480
Contemporary folk bandLeamington Spa(241 mi)

This Back-To-The-Future loving trio have a wide repertoire & years of experience playing together. Classic songs with a rootsy twist.

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From£850
Contemporary folk bandLancaster(132 mi)

“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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Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Folk
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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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