Folk Bands for hire in Greater Glasgow

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Hire Bass Rock Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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£780 - £1200
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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Hire Nevis Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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From£640
Folk bandGlasgow

Nevis Ceilidh Band are a 3 piece ceilidh band based in Glasgow comprising of fiddle, piano, drums and dance caller!

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Hire Two Far Flung  - Music Duo Folk band with Encore
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£520 - £745
Folk bandGlasgow

Al & Grace are award-winningTwo Far Flung UK-based multi-instrument folk/Americana/acoustic duo Male&female vocals Piano/flute/fiddle/guitar

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Hire The Shimmy Grand Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandGlasgow

Fusing traditional ceilidh with pop grooves. Modern, energetic, and quintessentially Scottish!

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Hire Stroma Folk & Ceilidh (Glasgow) Folk band with Encore
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£562.50 - £1625
Folk bandGlasgow

An exciting traditional Glasgow based folk & ceilidh band! A new launch after the success of our London band, Stroma comes to Glasgow!

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Hire The Big Shoogle Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandGlasgow

25+ yrs of high energy rock-infused ceilidh! From global stages to intimate gigs, The Big Shoogle gets everyone dancing with cheeky charm.

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Hire Leighann and Emma Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandWishaw

We have been playing music together for almost 4 years. Played a variety of very successful local gigs and play a vast range of genres!

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Nat O'Brien Band Folk band with Encore
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£900 - £1750
Folk bandGreater Manchester

The #1 collective of pro musicians from Greater Manchester who deliver Funk, Soul, Motown and much more. We are your band!

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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.

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Hire Aluinn Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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£725 - £1015
Folk bandLeeds

Top-class Ceilidh / Barndance band based in Northern England. Aluinn play an exciting mix of Scottish, Irish, English and American jigs

Recent reviews of our Folk Bands in Greater Glasgow

“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!”

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Cameron hired Helian for a Wedding (available in Greater Glasgow)

“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”

2 September 2023
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Jo hired Rachel and Dominic for a Wedding (available in Greater Glasgow)

“Amazing, great musicians”

6 July 2023
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Rebecca hired Rachel and Dominic for a Wedding (available in Greater Glasgow)

FAQs about hiring Folk Bands in Greater Glasgow

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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 Greater Glasgow

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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 Greater Glasgow?

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

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