Wedding Ceilidh Bands for hire in Newry

Hire a ceilidh band in Newry for your wedding today. Whatever type of wedding you're planning, we have 76 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Ceilidh bandArmagh(17 mi)

A duo of Irish musicians. With over 40 years of experience between them. They can entertain any crowd with ballads, tunes and the craic.

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(143 mi)

Based in Central Scotland, Glenpark are a contemporary Scottish ceilidh and folk band, making the perfect addition to any function.

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Ceilidh bandLancaster(144 mi)

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band"- Folk Roots Radio

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Ceilidh bandBathgate(160 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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Ceilidh bandLarbert(163 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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Ceilidh bandPowys(163 mi)

"There is an infectious joy about their music - it's raw and real"! Let's get dancing with the Crannog Ceilidh Band!!

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From£720
Ceilidh bandDoune(164 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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Ceilidh bandLivingston(164 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 bandStirling(166 mi)

A ceilidh band on steroids. We'll have you dancing and singing all night long

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Ceilidh bandNewbridge(168 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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Ceilidh bandLoanhead(172 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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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(175 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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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(175 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£1095
Ceilidh bandStockport(177 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 bandLeek(192 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 bandLeeds(195 mi)

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

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Ceilidh bandLeeds(197 mi)

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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Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne(198 mi)

A dynamic three-piece ceilidh band made up of fiddle, accordion and percussion. We aim to provide a fun ceilidh for beginners and experts!

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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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