Christmas party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Bedford

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Hire Ceilidh With Us
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£800 - £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 Ian Robertson & his Scottish Dance Band
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Ceilidh bandAylesbury

A very experienced Scottish Ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, Burns nights, etc. Available Solo, Duo, Trio, and Quartet.

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Hire Barn Dances for Everyone
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£500 - £650
Ceilidh bandMilton Keynes

A barn dance or ceilidh is just the BEST way to get your party or celebration started! Barn dances really ARE for everyone!

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Hire Little Oak Ceilidh Band
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£500 - £725
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
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£1500 - £1695
Ceilidh bandCambridgeshire

Highley regarded, Frog on a Bike are one of the UKs top and most energetic ceilidh bands. Perfect for weddings, parties & festivals.

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Hire Fi Fie Folk
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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 Inis Éire
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£250 - £750
Ceilidh bandBedford

Versatile trio of Bedford Irish musicians providing high quality classical, folk, pop & ceilidh performances to suit any ceremony or party!

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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 Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB)
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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
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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 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 Drop Spindle Ceilidh Band
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£375 - £1125
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Genderless Scottish-style Ceilidh band with a contemporary twist.

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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 Bowstring
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£600 - £750
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
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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 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 Fairgreen Ceilidh Band
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£450 - £850
Ceilidh bandNorwich

Fun & Frolic on the dance floor ~ Perfect for weddings and family celebrations. Guaranteed to get everyone dancing right from the start.

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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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Hiring a Christmas Party Ceilidh Band in Bedford

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Pop
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2 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Christmas Party Ceilidh Band in Bedford?

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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