Christmas party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Essex

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Hire Caperbility Ceilidh band with Encore
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£562.50 - £1062.50
Ceilidh bandBraintree

Caperbility is able to play for different occasions, whether a standard ceilidh, barn dance, Playford or contradance. As seen on Holby City

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Hire Ceilidh With Us Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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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) Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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£675 - £875
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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £950
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 Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 The Big Cool Celts: Scottish Ceilidh, Reeling & Covers Party Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1065 - £2840
Ceilidh bandLondon

With unrivalled service and quality, they have built a reputation as one of the best Celtic party bands in the UK

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Hire Cumberland Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Monkey See Monkey Do Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£10
Ceilidh bandSouthampton

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

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Hire Stumpy Oak Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£950 - £1250
Ceilidh bandSuffolk

Stumpy Oak present a rhythmic, frenetic performance of tunes from across the British Isles.

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Hire Silver Street Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100 - £1200
Ceilidh bandLondon

Irresistibly danceable music

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Hire Leonard Brown and his Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£480
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

This Ceilidh Band offers a professional service with some of the best musicians in the UK. Provide a high quality service for all events.

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Recent reviews of our Christmas Party Ceilidh Bands in Essex

“Absolutely wonderful music, the caller was great fun and managed to organise us somehow! They were responsive to questions in advance and punctual on the evening. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. ”

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Kirsty hired Caperbility for a Church service (available in Essex)

“We had a truly amazing evening with wonderful music from caperbility! They were there in plenty of time to set up, with some excellent lights and sound system. The music was beautiful, they were kind and patient with the very inexperienced (and some very young) dancers! Vicky was easy to communicate with before the event and replied quickly to all my questions.”

9 July 2022
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Hannah hired Caperbility for a Birthday party (available in Essex)

“Absolutely incredible band, with hauntingly beautiful music. They made what was already a special day even more amazing and we loved every minute of their music. I cannot recommend them enough! ”

31 July 2021
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Tamasine hired Caperbility for a Wedding (available in Essex)

FAQs about hiring Christmas Party Ceilidh Bands in Essex

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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'

Hiring a Christmas Party Ceilidh Band in Essex

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

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

The typical price per group member for Ceilidh Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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