Christmas party Ceilidh Bands for hire in Waltham Forest

Hire a ceilidh band in Waltham Forest for your christmas party today. 23 of the most professional acts to choose from.

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Hire Lochnagar Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1093.75 - £1456.25
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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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Hire Ceilidh Tree Ceilidh band with Encore
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£550 - £1295
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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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Hire Sandra & Paul Ceilidh band with Encore
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£500 - £1400
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Sandra & Paul, engaging and colourful instrumental duo, violin and guitar (no singing)

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Hire Cumberland Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£750 - £800
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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 Miles Ceilidh band Ceilidh band with Encore
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From£700
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Miles Ceilidh band has emerged as one of the most exciting, versatile bands on the London Ceilidh Dance Music Scene over the last 8 years.

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Hire Scotch on the Rocks Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100
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Scotch on the Rocks is a fun and professional London Ceilidh Band, available to hire for any event!

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Hire The Whistler & The Piper Ceilidh band with Encore
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£469 - £1015
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Celtic duo playing traditional folk or instrumental covers on the uilleann pipes and whistles - a must-have for all ceremonies and events!

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Hire Panic at the Ceilidh Ceilidh band with Encore
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£900 - £2000
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One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

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Hire Shipwright - Folk Duo Ceilidh band with Encore
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£575 - £1225
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Shipwright are a lively London based folk duo available for Ceilidhs and other events.

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Hire Silver Street Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1100 - £1200
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Irresistibly danceable music

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Hire Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh band with Encore
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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 Sound With Us Ceilidh band with Encore
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£3000 - £5500
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The only band offering 3-4 roaming instruments on the dance floor. Your guests become part of the show, on a night they will never forget.

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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
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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 The Lemon Céilí Co. Ceilidh band with Encore
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£1300 - £1700
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Energetic and lively céilí band for celebrations and gatherings

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Hire The Celtic Collective & Acoustica! Ceilidh band with Encore
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£800 - £1200
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The Celtic Collective & Acoustica are London's finest with years of experience playing Celtic music. Plus jazz, pop & country with Acoustica

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Hire Juniper Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£600 - £1800
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Celtic ceilidh band bringing a modern flair to traditional Irish, Scottish and English tunes. You're guranteed to be dancing the night away!

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Hire MacDonald Ceilidh Caller/Band Ceilidh band with Encore
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£480 - £940
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We are a group of top Conservatoire trained musos, providing duos, trios and ceilidhs, Scottish caller.

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Hire Blag Ceilidh band with Encore
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£812.50 - £1062.50
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Blag play a feisty mix of groovesome Irish Folk Rock, Ceildhi & World music. Fun & lively Blag have played festivals, TV and Radio.

Recent reviews of our Christmas Party Ceilidh Bands in Waltham Forest

“Absolutely amazing, communication beforehand was excellent. On time and what a time was had by all our guests, grace got everyone involved and they all danced away to the excellent music. Huge positive feedback from our guests so I cannot recommend enough ”

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GARETH hired The Lemon Céilí Co. for a Wedding (available in Waltham Forest)

“Lochnagar were perfect from start to finish. The communication with Dave in the run up was great. On the day, they were complete professionals and looked fantastic in their tartan. The music was absolutely amazing and the caller got all our guests, old and young, up on the dance floor and helped us to pick up the steps in seconds. We had so many comments from guests about how much they loved the ceilidh. Every band member was enthusiastic and kind, and made us feel very special as we celebrated our wedding. Thank you again, Bronwen and Andy ”

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Bronwen hired Lochnagar for a Wedding (available in Waltham Forest)

“The Lemon Ceili Co played at my birthday party yesterday and my word they were perfect! Their playing was superb and they struck exactly the right balance of fun and encouragement with a few music breaks to let us dancers get our breath back! All my guests commented on just how fabulous they were and several have already asked for their contact details. It was truly lovely to meet Bryony, Grace and the rest of the band and would absolutely recommend them if you're thinking of similar yourself.”

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Jo hired The Lemon Céilí Co. for a Birthday party (available in Waltham Forest)

FAQs about hiring Christmas Party Ceilidh Bands in Waltham Forest

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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 Waltham Forest

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

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

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

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