Wedding Ceilidh Bands for hire in Leicester

Hire a Ceilidh band for your wedding in Leicester today! We have 113 fantastic groups available to hire in Leicester 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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2 bands in or around Leicester
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Ceilidh bandCoventry(22 mi)

Premium Experienced Professional Folk Musicians

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From£600
Ceilidh bandKenilworth(27 mi)

An exciting an upbeat ceilidh band serving the Midlands, and beyond!

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Ceilidh bandBirmingham(34 mi)

We get people up dancing together having fun - it's very inclusive!

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Ceilidh bandBirmingham(36 mi)

We are a five piece ceilidh band who play lively traditional tunes for all festive occasions. We work with our caller, Jono, for most gigs.

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Ceilidh bandEvesham(47 mi)

Midlands based ceilidh band. Six piece to Two piece band available plus a caller for guiding you through the dances.

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Ceilidh bandLeek(49 mi)

Exuberant and energetic barn dance and ceilidh band, available UK-wide for weddings, functions, & festivals. Various sizes of line-up.

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Ceilidh bandSheffield(53 mi)

Sheffield-based Ceilidh band with a difference: mash-ups of contemporary hits alongside traditional Ceilidh tunes! Search 'Fulwood Folkers'

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Ceilidh bandSheffield(54 mi)

We are a traditional Irish folk band comprising violin, whistle/flute and guitar . We play for ceilidhs and also music for listening.

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Ceilidh bandAylesbury(60 mi)

A very experienced Scottish ceilidh band specialising in weddings, parties, Burns nights etc. Solo, duo, trio available

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Ceilidh bandCambridge(60 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandCambridge(60 mi)

Emmanuel Folk band play folk music from across the world. We have our own caller for ceilidhs, but also play klezmer and other styles.

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Ceilidh bandOxford(61 mi)

Electric ceilidh music with guts! Well established band with full PA looking to play at your wedding, event or barn dance!

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Ceilidh bandPontefract(70 mi)

Roisin Ban are a trad Irish Celtic folk & ceili band. The line up is a trio of fiddle/mandola, melodeon, guitar/flute, &vocals + caller

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Ceilidh bandStockport(70 mi)

The UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire: let us turn your special event into an outstanding, unforgettable experience.

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Ceilidh bandLondon(83 mi)

Miles Ceilidh band has emerged as one of the most exciting, versatile bands on the London Ceilidh Dance Music Scene over the last 3 years.

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Ceilidh bandLeeds(84 mi)

A lively and professional folk and ceilidh band based in Leeds, who donate a percentage of their earnings to charity.

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Ceilidh bandLeeds(84 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandNorfolk(84 mi)

We are a four piece band including caller of multi instrumentalists that perform ceilidh, folk and rock music .

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Hiring a ceilidh band

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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:
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£££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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