Birthday party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Exeter

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Hire Railroad Four
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£1000 - £1875
Ceilidh bandSouth Brent

Railroad Four are an exceptional upbeat folk / pop band, perfect for all occasions

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Hire Hazaar
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£250 - £1200
Ceilidh bandNewton Abbot

Lively, energetic folk music from the Balkans and beyond. The #1 klezmer party band in the South West!

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Hire Spinach For Norman
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From£640
Ceilidh bandDevon

Spinach For Norman is a ceilidh band from the South-West of England.

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Hire Banned FromThe Moor
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Ceilidh bandNewton Abbot

Fun, friendly, flexible & experienced Ceilidh Band with our own caller. Based in the South West with our own top of the range PA and lights

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Hire The Dawntreader Ceilidh Band
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From£740
Ceilidh bandPaignton

Dawntreader are a powerful and dynamic Ceilidh Band (Barn Dance, Folk Band) with our own Caller.

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Hire Ceilidh With Us
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£800 - £2200
Ceilidh bandBirmingham

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
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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 Wraggle Taggle
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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 Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB)
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£650 - £950
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 Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band
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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
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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 The Burdock Ceilidh Band
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Ceilidh bandBirmingham

Award winning ceilidh band - played 500+ venues from Grand Halls to front lounges Inclusive, gender-free, amazing fun, great memories/photos

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Hire Price of My Pig
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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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Hire The Frank Reid Scottish Dance Band
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£1100 - £1400
Ceilidh bandWadhurst

The Frank Reid Scottish Ceilidh Band are the top traditional Scottish Ceilidh band outside of Scotland.

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Hire Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band
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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLeeds

Vibrant and exciting ceilidh band based in Leeds, with experienced caller, Robin Fishwick.

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Hire Cumberland Ceilidh Band
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£750 - £800
Ceilidh bandLondon

A contemporary and memorable ceilidh band providing a wide variety of traditional and alternative tunes tailored to suit your event.

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Hire Bowstring
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£600 - £750
Ceilidh bandFaversham

We are a 2, 3 or 4-piece barn dance/ceilidh band with an ever expanding and evolving repertoire. We are always happy to play requests.

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Hire Monkey See Monkey Do
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From£680
Ceilidh bandSouthampton

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

Hiring a ceilidh band in Exeter

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Pop, Folk
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a ceilidh band in Exeter?

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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