Traditional Irish Folk Groups for hire in Belfast

Hire a traditional Irish folk group in Belfast for your wedding, ceilidh, or St Patrick's day event. From traditional jigs & reels, to modern Dubliners-style bands, choose from 53 of the best professional Irish musicians here.

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Traditional irish folk groupBelfast(2 mi)

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
Traditional irish folk groupNewtownabbey(6 mi)

Irish & Scottish ceilis. Bands from 2 to 5 people. Caller with a roving mike teaching the dances. Optional singer/guitar to add Irish folk.

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Traditional irish folk groupSale(167 mi)

Four-piece playing and singing Irish traditional music, Bluegrass. Vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhran.

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Traditional irish folk groupArmagh(33 mi)

A duo of Irish musicians. With over 40 years of experience between them. They can entertain any crowd with ballads, tunes and the craic.

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From£750
Traditional irish folk groupWicklow(111 mi)

Lively Irish trad band, play all over Ireland, been on The Ray D'Arcy Show, 15k Facebook fans, ideal for festival, corporate, wedding, pub

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Traditional irish folk groupDalry(90 mi)

Hingin' By A Threed is a folk band based in North Ayrshire. We enjoy playing an eclectic mix of Irish, Scottish and American folk music.

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From£400
Traditional irish folk groupLiverpool(147 mi)

Tippin it Up are a duo that plays mostly traditional music.

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From£650
Traditional irish folk groupWalsall(213 mi)

We play a great mix of Irish folk songs and other folk music, mostly in a tub-thumping style! We love people to sing & dance along with us.

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Traditional irish folk groupLincoln(238 mi)

A dynamic group of musicians who play a mix of Americana and traditional Irish tunes and songs

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Traditional irish folk groupYork(200 mi)

Cristina & Paul play a set of well known and loved folk tunes and songs, with melodeon, guitar, flute, voice and tin whistle.

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Traditional irish folk groupBathgate(125 mi)

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

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From£450
Traditional irish folk groupLoanhead(140 mi)

We are a lively experienced band who can provide a full evening of ceilidh dances combined with cover songs through the decades,50s-90s etc

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From£695
Traditional irish folk groupChepstow(239 mi)

Cat’s Claw are arguably South Wales’ hardest-working ceilidh band. If you want a foot-stomping, roof-raising good time, look no further!

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From£640
Traditional irish folk groupGlasgow(109 mi)

Foot Stompin' Ceilidh Band are an energetic trio of young musicians who guarantee to get everyone up dancing regardless of ability!

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Traditional irish folk groupLlanidloes(178 mi)

Stunningly good music and Calling from this 3 piece band .... Crannog Ceilidh Band

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From£860
Traditional irish folk groupLeeds(185 mi)

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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Traditional irish folk groupSheffield(197 mi)

Sheffield-based Ceilidh band with a difference: mash-ups of contemporary hits alongside traditional Ceilidh tunes!

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Traditional irish folk groupLeek(189 mi)

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

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Popular genres:
Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Folk
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How much does it cost to hire a traditional irish folk group?

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can any traditional irish folk group play my favourite song?

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

How much time do traditional irish folk groups take to set up?

Your traditional irish folk group 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 traditional irish folk group 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 traditional irish folk groups 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 traditional irish folk groups 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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