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Folk Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a folk band in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 147 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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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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£500 - £750
Folk bandStoke-sub-Hamdon

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

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£700 - £2800
Folk bandLondon

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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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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£1200
Folk bandAlton

Hypnotic harmonies, magical melodies, tight tunes & driven rhythms served up with big smiles and bags of energy.

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From£960
Folk bandGlastonbury

Dragonsfly are an upbeat Celtic and world folk dance band, guaranteed to get the party started.

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From£500
Folk bandGlastonbury

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

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From£1000
Folk bandBristol

Solana play an eclectic blend of polyrhythmic folk and world music that combines high-energy rhythms with intricate arrangements!

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From£350
Folk bandBraintree

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

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£750 - £1000
Folk bandOxford

Celtic harp, cello, stringed instruments, female/male vocals. Traditional and contemporary songs/tunes from England, Scotland & Ireland.

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From£800
Folk bandTonbridge

Alt-folk band featuring melodeon, whistles, guitar, drums, bass and vocals. Traditional folk music with the influence of modern grunge/rock

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From£640
Folk bandChipping Campden

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

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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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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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£360 - £800
Folk bandSwansea

Swansea's best and most flexible folk-rock group! Guaranteed to get the party going. We can play for any event!

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Folk bandNorthampton

Experienced and versatile folk roots duo performing Traditional Folk, English, Irish, Americana, Cajun, Blues.

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

How much does it cost to hire a folk 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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