Birthday party Ceilidh Bands available to hire in Isle of Man

Hire a ceilidh band in Isle of Man for your birthday party today. Whatever type of birthday party you're planning, we have 90 of the most professional acts for you to choose from. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Isle of Man.

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Ceilidh bandLancaster(71 mi)

“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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From£1095
Ceilidh bandStockport(110 mi)

The UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire: let us turn your special event into an outstanding, unforgettable experience.

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From£480
Ceilidh bandPaisley(112 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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From£500
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(113 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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From£640
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(114 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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From£480
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(114 mi)

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

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From£700
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(114 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 bandBathgate(120 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£640
Ceilidh bandLeeds(123 mi)

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

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From£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston(123 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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From£860
Ceilidh bandLeeds(124 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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Ceilidh bandLeeds(125 mi)

A lively and professional folk and ceilidh band based in Leeds, who donate a percentage of their earnings to charity.

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From£800
Ceilidh bandNewbridge(126 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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From£450
Ceilidh bandLoanhead(126 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£490
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne(127 mi)

Berking Mad is a very experienced ceilidh band with a dancer friendly caller who will help everyone to enjoy the event

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Ceilidh bandLarbert(128 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 bandNewcastle upon Tyne(128 mi)

A dynamic three-piece ceilidh band made up of fiddle, accordion and percussion. We aim to provide a fun ceilidh for beginners and experts!

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Ceilidh bandLeek(129 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:
Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock
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Busiest times:
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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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