Wedding Ceilidh Bands for hire in London

Hire a Ceilidh band for your wedding in London today! We have 99 fantastic groups available to hire in London 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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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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£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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£1065 - £3150
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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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£1100 - £1200
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Irresistibly danceable music

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£900 - £1200
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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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£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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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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£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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£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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£350 - £450
Ceilidh bandUxbridge

Young, exciting and versatile folk band for all occasions! Ceilidhs, Weddings and Private Functions, flexible to you and your budget.

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£1300 - £1700
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Energetic and lively céilí band for celebrations and gatherings

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£2500 - £5000
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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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£700 - £950
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Formed in 2012 Three Dollar Shoe has become one of the leading London Irish Trad. groups. Vocal led with fiddle, banjo/mandolin & guitar

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£520 - £1000
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Shipwright are a lively London based folk duo available for Ceilidhs and other events.

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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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£300 - £500
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Jazz/folk duo with singing soprano saxophone and percussive acoustic guitar, playing novel interpretations and breathtaking originals.

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£700 - £3750
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Wild Mountain Dew is a professional Irish band playing the best of Irish, Country, Celtic,Folk Rock.

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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

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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