Birthday party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Ely

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Hire Little Oak Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£550 - £825
Ceilidh bandCambridgeshire

Little Oak is a small but lively folk line-up for your event or ceilidh.

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Hire Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1500 - £1695
Ceilidh bandCambridgeshire

East Anglia based, dance floor-packing professional ceilidh band, established for over 30 years!

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Hire Fi Fie Folk Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£1120
Ceilidh bandCambridge

Fi Fie Folk plays folk music from across the world. We play ceilidhs (including calling), parties, bar mitzvahs and more across the UK.

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Hire Passerida Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandEly

A ceilidh trio, with caller, for Cambridgeshire. Perfect for the more personal and bijou event.

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Hire White Bryony Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £750
Ceilidh bandPeterborough

A funky folky duo from the Fens and East Midlands. "You're completely unconventional but it really works!" Folk duo and ceilidh band.

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Hire The Navvies Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £812.50
Ceilidh bandBury Saint Edmunds

A ceilidh / barn dance band available for weddings, parties, community get-togethers, fundraisers - any occasion in East Anglia!

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Hire Brandon Village Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£950 - £1550
Ceilidh bandBrandon

Great fun ceilidh band with years of experience playing ceilidhs and on the folk music circuit. The 'caller' will get everyone up dancing.

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Hire Inside the Box  Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £1250
Ceilidh bandBrandon

One of the very best Ceilidh duos in east anglia, foot stomping riotous fun!

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Hire Elie Rees and James Delarre Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £700
Ceilidh bandBrandon

Established artists on the folk and singer songwriter scenes Elie and James play tunes, sing songs and play the odd barn dance.

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Hire Ceilidh With Us Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1200 - £2200
Ceilidh bandLuton

We're bringing Ceilidh back and we're up for the craic! Come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out for the Ceilidh 🕺🎻

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Hire Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1300 - £1500
Ceilidh bandManchester

Make your event an outstanding, unforgettable experience with the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire.

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Hire Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB) Ceilidh band with Encore
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£625 - £1075
Ceilidh bandBrighton

The Buchanan Ceilidh Band comprises highly experienced musicians who are spontaneous and quirky when playing for ceilidhs/barn dances!

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Hire Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh band with Encore
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Ceilidh bandLondon

An award-winning Ceilidh Band of fun traditional musicians with a Caller available to perform at your wedding or any other event.

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Hire Drop Spindle Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£375 - £1125
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Drop Spindle are a high energy, genderless Scottish-style Ceilidh band with a contemporary twist!

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Hire Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£695
Ceilidh bandChepstow

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

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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Hire Bowstring Ceilidh band with Encore
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£675 - £875
Ceilidh bandHerne Bay

Bringing everyone together for a fun filled evening of dance and feisty music, Bowstring will make your special event a night to remember

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Hire Price of My Pig Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1150 - £1250
Ceilidh bandLancaster

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band"- Folk Roots Radio

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Latest reviews of our Birthday Party Ceilidh Bands in Ely

Brandon Village Ceilidh Band
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"Excellent! Highly recommend. We had a fantastic party thanks to the band."

Alison hired Brandon Village Ceilidh Band for a Private event (available in Ely)

Verified Review, 6 July 2024
The Navvies
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"Excellent! Got the party off to a wonderful start. Thank you"

Andy hired The Navvies for a Wedding (available in Ely)

Verified Review, 22 June 2024
Little Oak Ceilidh Band
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"We hired little oak for our wedding and they were fantastic! "

Alice hired Little Oak Ceilidh Band for a Wedding (available in Ely)

Verified Review, 4 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Birthday Party Ceilidh Bands in Ely

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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'

Hiring a Birthday Party Ceilidh Band in Ely

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Birthday Party Ceilidh Band in Ely?

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

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