Wedding Ceilidh Bands for hire in Cambridgeshire

Hire a Ceilidh band for your wedding in Cambridgeshire today! We have 98 fantastic groups available to hire in Cambridgeshire to make sure everybody gets on their feet during your wedding celebration! With varying line-ups and instruments, fantastic callers to instruct the dance moves, and bands that will also play your favourite pop covers, there's no better time to book a Ceilidh band.

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£500 - £725
Ceilidh bandCambridgeshire

Little Oak are a small but lively folk line-up for your event or ceilidh.

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£1100 - £1450
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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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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Ceilidh bandCambridge

A young, energetic band of musicians playing traditional and modern folk music in and around Cambridge.

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£650 - £1250
Ceilidh bandBrandon

Great fun ceilidh band with years of experience playing ceilidhs and on the folk music circuit. The 'caller' will get everyone up dancing.

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£500 - £700
Ceilidh bandBrandon

Established artists on the folk and singer songwriter scenes Elie and James play tunes, sing songs and play the odd barn dance.

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£800 - £2200
Ceilidh bandCoventry

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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£1195 - £1395
Ceilidh bandStockport

Make your event an outstanding, unforgettable experience with the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire.

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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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£650 - £950
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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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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£700 - £990
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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£500 - £1250
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Providing high-energy ceilidh's around the UK. Fiddle, Piano Accordion, Guitar & Percussion. Optional 3 or 4-piece.

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£1000 - £1300
Ceilidh bandWadhurst

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

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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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£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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£800 - £1500
Ceilidh bandLeeds

Vibrant and exciting ceilidh band based in Leeds, with experienced caller, Robin Fishwick.

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£1065 - £3150
Ceilidh bandLondon

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

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Pop, Ceilidh, Folk
Average response time:
5 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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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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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