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Folk Bands for hire in Edinburgh

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Hire Rachel and Dominic Folk band with Encore
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£500 - £800
Folk bandCurrie

Folk tunes and songs on fiddle and guitar with a healthy dose of original flare. We're experts at creating an atmosphere that is just right!

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Hire The Jacobites Folk band with Encore
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£1175 - £1825
Folk bandEdinburgh

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

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Hire The Rock Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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£500 - £1125
Folk bandBathgate

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

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Hire The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ Folk band with Encore
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£1000 - £1200
Folk bandEdinburgh

The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band represent High-Quality Sound and Musicianship – without Losing Traditional Roots

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Hire Mary Gristwood duet Folk band with Encore
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£450 - £650
Folk bandBathgate

Harp/ clarsach/ guitar and fiddle/violinist duet.

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Hire Stravair Folk band with Encore
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£437.50 - £875
Folk bandEdinburgh

The beautifully elegant duo of Stravair. We've quickly become the most popular guitar and violin duo in Scotland. Guaranteed to move you!

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Hire The Fiddle Duo Folk band with Encore
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£995 - £1595
Folk bandGlenrothes

The Fiddle Duo adds a touch of Scottish magic to your wedding day or corporate event, providing the perfect background music.

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Hire ODIA Folk band with Encore
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£1500 - £3500
Folk bandEdinburgh

World-Class International World Folk Electronica Band

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Hire Lost Shores Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandLeven

The bands energetic style fuses traditional ceilidh tunes with some exciting modern twists,makes for an enjoyable evening of music and Dance

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Hire Louise Dodds Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandEdinburgh

Best Jazz Vocalist nominee (2022 & 23) performing with the best jazz musicians. A very high quality act with many years of experience

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Hire ALTAGORE Folk band with Encore
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From£1425
Folk bandBallymena

100% GENUINE IRISH BAND, DIRECT FROM THE GLENS OF ANTRIM

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Hire Morrigan’s Bow 🏹  Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandManchester

Lively, up-beat folk duo guaranteed to get the whole pub dancing! Perfect for a classy but energetic wedding party or pub set.

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Hire Helian Folk band with Encore
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£400 - £1500
Folk bandLeeds

Helian is an amazing 4 piece folk band playing covers and originals! Trained and formed at Leeds Conservatoire, book to add some magic!

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Hire Teine (Chenna)  Folk band with Encore
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£300 - £500
Folk bandStone

Folk duo playing folk, traditional, jazz, popular classics.

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Hire Ériu Folk band with Encore
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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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Hire Behan's Footsteps Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandBirmingham

Irish Folk Duo of Brothers, Accordion, Violin, Guitar and Vocals.

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Hire The Cavemen Folk band with Encore
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£506.25 - £1250
Folk bandMunlochy

The ultimate party band in the Highlands, ideal for weddings, functions and community events - folk through to classic rock and ceilidh!

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Hire Drop Spindle Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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£375 - £1125
Folk bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Genderless Scottish-style Ceilidh band with a contemporary twist.

Latest reviews of our Folk Bands in Edinburgh

Rachel and Dominic
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"We couldn’t have been happier with Rachel and Dominic for our recent wedding. All our guests loved the music and we heard so many positive comments about the great atmosphere created after dinner. They had us up on our feet for the faster tunes! Totally recommend them x"

Jo hired Rachel and Dominic for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 2 September 2023
Rachel and Dominic
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"Amazing, great musicians"

Rebecca hired Rachel and Dominic for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 6 July 2023
Helian
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"Helian performed at our wedding, providing a beautiful ambience during the reception dinner and making the day come alive. They were so friendly and even played a requested song (many of our guests were thrilled!) Thank you!"

Cameron hired Helian for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 11 November 2023

FAQs about hiring Folk Bands in Edinburgh

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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.

Hiring a Folk Band in Edinburgh

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Popular genres:
Folk, Pop, Rock
Average response time:
6 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Folk Band in Edinburgh?

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

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