Birthday party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Dumfries and Galloway

Hire a ceilidh band in Dumfries and Galloway for your birthday party today. Whatever type of birthday party you're planning, we have 79 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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14 bands in or around Dumfries and Galloway
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Ceilidh bandPaisley(47 mi)

Scotia are one of Scotland’s most sought after ceilidh bands catering for complete beginners to the most experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(47 mi)

Irish fiddle player Rowan Leslie, currently based in Glasgow, with exciting line up of instruments depending on what is required.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 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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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 mi)

3 piece ceilidh band available to hire for events of all shapes and sizes!

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 mi)

Highly experienced musician, Ewan Duncan, leads this exciting and energetic trad. group with a phenomenal line up to suit any function.

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Ceilidh bandTroon(30 mi)

Concert Duo with a wide range in music styles, Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, French, Italian, Latin, Swing and more

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Ceilidh bandBiggar(41 mi)

Celtic Horizon band performed for many years in the UK and Europe and specialise in Corporate events, Theatres, Festivals, Weddings, etc.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(45 mi)

Professional 2 or 3 piece ceilidh band based in central Scotland. Also available as a classical or acoustic duo for ceremonies and parties!

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(49 mi)

Al & Grace are Two Far Flung: UK-based multi-instrument jazz/folk duo. Instruments: voice (both); piano; flute; fiddle; guitar.

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Ceilidh bandTroon(29 mi)

Scottish Band playing for Ceilidhs, RSCDS, Ballroom, Old Time and Sequence dancing. Ceildih dances are "Called" by Roy

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 mi)

Young, enthusiastic and versatile ceilidh band primarily performing across the central belt of Scotland.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 mi)

We are a ceilidh band available for hire in the city and surrounding areas of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 mi)
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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(48 mi)

We are an ultra-modern wedding & corporate function band from Scotland and operate from both Tayside / Fife areas.

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Ceilidh bandBathgate(55 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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Ceilidh bandLivingston(60 mi)

We operate as a two piece wherever possible and can handle most jobs with accordion/fiddle and calling with great success'.

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Ceilidh bandLarbert(62 mi)

Best Before Midnight use an eclectic mix of traditional and modern ceilidh music, giving the music a unique funky Celtic-fusion twist.

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Ceilidh bandNewbridge(63 mi)

HotScotch Ceilidh Band are a trio of dynamic musicians offering an exciting blend of Scottish Ceilidh Music for Weddings, Parties & Events

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Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock
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How much does it cost to hire a ceilidh band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of ceilidh bands are there?

There are basically two types of ceilidh band: traditional instrumental bands, and ceilidh cover bands. A traditional ceilidh band will perform Scottish folk tunes without a singer. Importantly, a traditional band will include a caller: they'll announce the dances, shout instructions to beginners, and get everyone involved in the revelry! In contrast, a ceilidh cover band will mix the folk tunes with modern pop covers. They'll have a singer, and provide a wide range of music for all to enjoy: young and old.

Which parts of an event or wedding will the ceilidh band play at?

In the spirit of leaving the best until last, the ceilidh band will usually wrap up celebrations, providing an exciting musical finale for your special day. The band caller will ensure you and your guests know the moves for each dance, giving everyone the opportunity to get involved. Plus, if you haven't had the chance to say hello to everyone during the course of the day, you might just find yourself dancing with them before it's over! Ceilidh dances can be pretty tiring, so having it at the end of the day is a smart choice - your guests will certainly thank you for it!

Will I need to provide the ceilidh band with any equipment?

Professional ceilidh bands come fully kitted-out with all the equipment needed to get the dancing underway, including amplification and a mixing desk. If your wedding venue is regularly used for live music, they will likely have a dedicated in-house PA sound system - in this case, the band may not need to bring their own amplification.

How much space will I need for ceilidh dancing?

The more space, the better! Ceilidh dancing takes up a lot more room on the dance floor than your typical disco. Other than that: make sure table are removed (encourages dancing!), seats are available to the side, and there are no obstacles near the dance floor. Broken bones ain't craic.

Do traditional ceilidh bands take requests?

Not usually. Unless you have a specific Scottish or Irish tune in mind, the band will normally play a pre-planned set, designed to perfection and gleaned from years of experience. If you have a special song in mind, make sure you tell the band well in advance. It might just get added to their repertoire!

How do you pronounce 'ceilidh'?

'Kay-lee'

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