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Folk Bands available to hire in County Antrim

Hire a folk band in County Antrim for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 53 of the most professional acts for you to choose from. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in County Antrim.

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All the bands below are available to travel to County Antrim
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From£1425
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£640
Folk bandBlackpool

The Blackaways are a very lively, energetic band playing a combination of Acoustic, Celtic, Irish, Rock covers and originals.

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£500 - £1000
Folk bandTroon

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

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£360 - £800
Folk bandSwansea

Swansea's best and most flexible folk band! Guaranteed to get the party going. We can play for any event, big or small!

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From£600
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£480
Folk bandLancaster

Lancaster Klezmer Trio are an exciting group of musicians from Lancaster who specialise in Klezmer and Israeli music and dancing.

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£350 - £1500
Folk bandLeeds

Helian is an amazing 5 piece folk band playing covers and originals! Trained and formed at Leeds Conservatoire, book to add some magic!

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£900 - £1350
Folk bandManchester

Funk, Soul, Motown, Folk, Country, Pop, Indie....whatever you fancy WE ARE YOUR BAND :)

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£815 - £1140
Folk bandGlasgow

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

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£1150 - £1295
Folk bandStockport

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

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£750 - £1400
Folk bandEdinburgh

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

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£360 - £540
Folk bandStourport-on-Severn

An acoustic duo like no other promises to bring a unique and uplifting experience to your event.

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£450 - £1000
Folk bandLlanidloes

"Crannog Ceilidh Band" bring joy with their music and fun to the dance floor.

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£675 - £932
Folk 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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£750 - £2000
Folk bandLlanelli

Energetic country-folk band from South Wales Bringing a mix of your favourite country/folk classics and modern hits

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£750 - £1250
Folk bandAberdeen

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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Folk bandSheffield

Professional folk and ceilidh musician with a decade of experience performing at events including Glastonbury festival and UK wide tours.

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Folk bandBirmingham

Award winning ceilidh band - played 500+ venues from Grand Halls to front lounges Inclusive, gender-free, amazing fun, great memories/photos

Hiring a folk band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire afolk band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can any folk band play my favourite song?

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

How much time do folk bands take to set up?

Your 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 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 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 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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