Birthday party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Surrey

Hire a ceilidh band in Surrey for your birthday party today. Whatever type of birthday party you're planning, we have 84 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Ceilidh bandGuildford(6 mi)

Fun, lively band featuring Irish fiddle for weddings, parties and corporate events.

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Ceilidh bandGuildford(6 mi)

The Jigalots – English Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band – festival proven - we love to get people dancing and having fun! A great party for all!

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Ceilidh bandHook(20 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandShoreham-by-Sea(24 mi)

We are a traditional Irish/ Celtic band on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals in English and Irish. Acoustic or amplified.

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Ceilidh bandBrighton(25 mi)

The Buchanan Ceilidh Band comprises a versatile group of musicians who are highly experienced playing for ceilidhs and barn dances.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(27 mi)

Ceilidh Tree are one of the UK's most exciting ceilidh bands! Foot stomping fiddles, accordion and experienced caller to show the moves.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(28 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLondon(29 mi)

Irresistibly danceable music

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Ceilidh bandLondon(30 mi)

Upbeat & Classy 2-6pc band, playing Ceilidh Classics, alongside Folk, Rock & Pop, Acoustic or with Bass & Drums, With or Without a Caller 👍

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Ceilidh bandLondon(30 mi)

One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

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Ceilidh bandLondon(31 mi)

Scotch on the Rocks is a fun and professional London Ceilidh Band, available to hire for any event!

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Ceilidh bandLondon(32 mi)

Miles Ceilidh band has emerged as one of the most exciting, versatile bands on the London Ceilidh Dance Music Scene over the last 3 years.

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Ceilidh bandWinchester(34 mi)

A young, vibrant and exciting folk-rock ceilidh band, playing trad and new tunes. Full PA and we would love to play at your event!

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Ceilidh bandLondon(34 mi)

Lochnagar is a popular and vibrant Scottish ceilidh band based in London and the South-East with an exciting traditional sound

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Ceilidh bandTonbridge(35 mi)

The Hilltop Ceilidh band are a vibrant, young, professional ceilidh band. They travel England and Wales performing at all kinds of events!

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Ceilidh bandSeaford(38 mi)

A Sussex-based 4-7 piece lively acoustic roots/folk band based in Sussex, playing festivals, ceilidhs, weddings and parties.

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Ceilidh bandSouthampton(40 mi)

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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Ceilidh bandSouthampton(41 mi)

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
May, June, July

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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!

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