Birthday party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Scottish Borders

Hire a ceilidh band in Scottish Borders for your birthday party today. Whatever type of birthday party you're planning, we have 78 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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16 bands in or around Scottish Borders
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Ceilidh bandLoanhead(26 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£640
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

Kilter is a 4 or 5 piece ceilidh band, we pride ourselves on playing what we believe to be a modern & funky approach to ceilidh music.

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From£1000
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

The Jacobites are an experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.

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From£600
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

Seven Hills is a highly experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. Between us we have played thousands of ceilidhs and have now joined for

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From£800
Ceilidh bandNewbridge(34 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£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston(37 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 bandBathgate(42 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£480
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

We are a traditional Ceilidh Band, available for events across all of Scotland.

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From£1000
Ceilidh bandBiggar(33 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 bandEdinburgh(31 mi)
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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

Hector's Heroes is a ceilidh band that plays high energy music and work tirelessly to encourage everyone to take part in the ceilidh.

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

Scottish Ceilidh Band for ALL Occasions

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(32 mi)

Professional Scottish Ceilidh band with Ceilidh "caller" available for weddings and other functions.

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From£680
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(33 mi)

An exciting 3-piece ceilidh band with drums, electric fiddle and guitar plus experienced dance caller and DJ for weddings, or other events

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From£835
Ceilidh bandFalkirk(46 mi)

Ceilidh Band available for all occasions from Aberdeen to Zurich!

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Ceilidh bandBrampton(42 mi)

An alternative non traditional Ceilidh experience! Great tunes, Great dances and most of all Great Fun!

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All the bands below are available to travel to Scottish Borders
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Ceilidh bandLarbert(52 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 bandCupar(54 mi)

Scottish ceilidh band | providing outstanding musical entertainment for every occasion | Ceilidh Band | Ceilidh/Disco | Background Music

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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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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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