Wedding Ceilidh Bands for hire in East Lothian

Hire a Ceilidh band for your wedding in East Lothian today! We have 72 fantastic groups available to hire in East Lothian 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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9 bands in or around East Lothian
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From£450
Ceilidh bandLoanhead(26 mi)

We are a lively experienced band who can provide a full evening of ceilidh dances combined with cover songs through the decades,50s-90s etc

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From£640
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(27 mi)

Kilter is a 4 or 5 piece ceilidh band, we pride ourselves on playing what we believe to be a modern & funky approach to ceilidh music.

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From£1000
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(27 mi)

The Jacobites are an experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.

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From£600
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(27 mi)

Seven Hills is a highly experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. Between us we have played thousands of ceilidhs and have now joined for

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From£480
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(27 mi)

We are a traditional Ceilidh Band, available for events across all of Scotland.

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From£680
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(26 mi)

An exciting 3-piece ceilidh band with drums, electric fiddle and guitar plus experienced dance caller and DJ for weddings, or other events

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(26 mi)

Scottish Ceilidh Band for ALL Occasions

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From£640
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(27 mi)

Hector's Heroes is a ceilidh band that plays high energy music and work tirelessly to encourage everyone to take part in the ceilidh.

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All the bands below are available to travel to East Lothian
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Ceilidh bandCupar(32 mi)

Scottish ceilidh band | providing outstanding musical entertainment for every occasion | Ceilidh Band | Ceilidh/Disco | Background Music

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From£800
Ceilidh bandNewbridge(35 mi)

HotScotch Ceilidh Band are a trio of dynamic musicians offering an exciting blend of Scottish Ceilidh Music for Weddings, Parties & Events

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From£320
Ceilidh bandLivingston(39 mi)

We operate as a two piece wherever possible and can handle most jobs with accordion/fiddle and calling with great success'.

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Ceilidh bandBathgate(46 mi)

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Bass Rock Ceilidh Band!

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From£900
Ceilidh bandLarbert(51 mi)

Best Before Midnight use an eclectic mix of traditional and modern ceilidh music, giving the music a unique funky Celtic-fusion twist.

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From£720
Ceilidh bandDoune(64 mi)

Ceilidh Minogue is a Scottish ceilidh band covering all UK and Europe. The band plays and calls all the usual ceilidh dances.

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From£500
Ceilidh bandGlasgow(67 mi)

Irish fiddle player Rowan Leslie, currently based in Glasgow, with exciting line up of instruments depending on what is required.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(68 mi)

Foot Stompin' Ceilidh Band are an energetic trio of young musicians who guarantee to get everyone up dancing regardless of ability!

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(70 mi)

Highly experienced musician, Ewan Duncan, leads this exciting and energetic trad. group with a phenomenal line up to suit any function.

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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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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