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Folk Bands for hire in Manchester

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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 The Good Night Club Folk band with Encore
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£875 - £1000
Folk bandColne

“Top 10 Most Booked Wedding Band” on Encore in 2023! Personalised entertainment. Suitable for the entire family. Free DJ service included!

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Hire The Riot Band Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandBolton

The Riot Band is an experienced ceilidh band that plays festivals, parties, wedding receptions, and social events .

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Hire Calvin & Jamie Folk band with Encore
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£437.50 - £812.50
Folk bandLiverpool

Singer/Songwriters based in Liverpool, England

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Hire Head Over Reels Folk band with Encore
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£850 - £1300
Folk bandLeek

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

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Hire Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band Folk band with Encore
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£1062.50 - £1250
Folk bandManchester

Young, energetic and professional ceilidh entertainment for Weddings and Events throughout the UK!

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Hire 🎸 ACOUSTIC DUO 🎤 Folk band with Encore
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£205 - £365
Folk bandStockport

Guaranteed to get the good vibes flowing in your venue, bringing a fresh groove and energy to the acoustic world.

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Hire The Acoustic Experience  Folk band with Encore
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£650 - £900
Folk bandStoke-on-Trent

We’re the difference between a good event and a great event!

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Hire Libby & Raddon Folk band with Encore
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£350 - £650
Folk bandManchester

We're two classically trained musicians playing a wide range of folk and classical repertoire for concerts, weddings and events.

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Hire Ollie & Francesca Folk band with Encore
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£400 - £1200
Folk bandHolmfirth

A seasoned sibling duo from Yorkshire traveling across Europe and the Middle East in festivals and stadiums and corporate events.

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Hire Last Chance Saloon Band Folk band with Encore
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£650 - £900
Folk bandHebden Bridge

A hoedown with attitude for the 21st-century with swinging tunes and called dances in an awesome cowboy ceilidh

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Hire Riverborn Folk band with Encore
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£400 - £800
Folk bandHuddersfield

Traditional Celtic Folk duo based in Yorkshire, bringing a modern twist to Irish traditional music for your event!

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Hire The Gold Ring Folk band with Encore
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£475 - £750
Folk bandPoulton-le-Fylde

Instrumental duo specialising in traditional Celtic music, playing uilleann pipes, flute, Celtic harp, bouzouki, whistle & low D whistle.

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Hire Cahootenany Folk band with Encore
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£750 - £1000
Folk bandHebden Bridge

Storming 5 piece ceilidh dance band and caller with years of experience of bringing people together to dance and laugh at every event

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Hire Mitchell and Vincent Folk band with Encore
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£500 - £800
Folk bandStoke-sub-Hamdon

Fiddle & Guitar & vocals. Folk tunes and songs from the British Isles and beyond. Music to dance along with or to listen to! Glasto/Sky/BBC

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Hire Daisy Chute Band Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandLondon

Daisy Chute Band play folk, americana & jazz music & play gigs in & around London. Instruments include vocals, banjo, gtr, dble bass +more!

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Hire Filkin's Drift Folk band with Encore
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£575 - £700
Folk bandLondon

Exquisite folk tunes and irresistible close harmony singing. Seth and Chris have been featured on BBC 1 and performed at Glastonbury...

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Hire In Visible Gem Folk band with Encore
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Folk bandGlastonbury

LELA MAI - Violin & Vocals ROSS CHILD - Cajon & Vocals RIK HARRINGTON - Guitar & Vocals

Latest reviews of our Folk Bands in Manchester

Rigs & Jeels
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"Brilliant, they did a fab job, everyone got up and had a good dance 💃🏼 which is all I asked for. Would definitely recommend."

Diane hired Rigs & Jeels for a Private event (available in Manchester)

Verified Review, 3 July 2021
In Visible Gem
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"Absolutely fantastic. Was quite a long way for the band to come but they got to the venue with plenty of time, set up with absolutely no hassle, lovely people, played the night away without an issue, happy, professional and very talented musicians. Would highly recommend. "

Tristan hired In Visible Gem for a Wedding (available in Manchester)

Verified Review, 22 June 2024
Mitchell and Vincent
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"It was fantastic loved the music and the vibe they brought. Communication was spot on. "

Amelia hired Mitchell and Vincent for a Private event (available in Manchester)

Verified Review, 15 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Folk Bands in Manchester

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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 Manchester

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Popular genres:
Folk, Pop, Rock
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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