Contemporary Folk Bands for hire in Essex

Hire a contemporary folk band in Essex for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 75 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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1 bands in or around Essex
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Contemporary folk bandBraintree(7 mi)

Vicki Swan & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds.

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Contemporary folk bandLondon(33 mi)

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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From£1100
Contemporary folk bandLondon(34 mi)

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 bandStoke-sub-Hamdon(154 mi)

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

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Contemporary folk bandStroud(119 mi)

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

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From£700
Contemporary folk bandAlton(78 mi)

Head North is a high energy 7 piece band mixing traditional and progressive Celtic & Transatlantic tunes and songs in 3 part harmony

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From£640
Contemporary folk bandChipping Campden(102 mi)

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

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From£800
Contemporary folk bandWarwick(98 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 bandLondon(34 mi)

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£1095
Contemporary folk bandStockport(163 mi)

The UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire: let us turn your special event into an outstanding, unforgettable experience.

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From£695
Contemporary folk bandChepstow(140 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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Contemporary folk bandPowys(176 mi)

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

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Contemporary folk bandTotnes(209 mi)

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

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Contemporary folk bandLondon(34 mi)

Chart Classics done the live-lounge way. With a Folk-Pop feel, Bass/Guitar Duo, The Single Pair will get you moving and grooving!

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Contemporary folk bandLondon(32 mi)

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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Contemporary folk bandSeaford(70 mi)

A Sussex-based 4-7 piece lively acoustic roots/folk band based in Sussex, playing festivals, ceilidhs, weddings and parties.

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Contemporary folk bandSuffolk(34 mi)

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

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Contemporary folk bandLondon(37 mi)

A contemporary and memorable ceilidh band providing a wide variety of traditional and alternative tunes tailored to suit your event.

Hiring a contemporary folk band

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Popular genres:
Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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