Wedding Ceilidh Bands available to hire in Nottingham

Hire a Ceilidh band for your wedding in Nottingham today! We have 129 fantastic groups available to hire in Nottingham 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. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Nottingham.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Nottingham
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Ceilidh bandMilton Keynes(69 mi)

A barn dance or ceilidh is just the BEST way to get your party or celebration started! Barn dances really ARE for everyone!

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From£640
Ceilidh bandShrewsbury(69 mi)

Mixing the hottest breaks from old school and modern hip hop, disco and funk with blistering traditional tunes on fiddle and accordion.

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From£570
Ceilidh bandDarwen(74 mi)

Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band based in the North West of England

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From£480
Ceilidh bandLondon(109 mi)

Narnain is a trio of professional musicians passionate about bringing quality ceilidh & folk dance music to any special event.

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From£450
Ceilidh bandMiddlesbrough(111 mi)

Professional Ceilidh Band, playing around North East UK for over 30yrs!

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Ceilidh bandGuildford(121 mi)

The Jigalots – English Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band – festival proven - we love to get people dancing and having fun! A great party for all!

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From£450
Ceilidh bandSouthampton(141 mi)

Rufus Return are a Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band on the 'rock ceilidh' side of the spectrum. Line up of Guitar, Drums, Violin, Accordion & caller.

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From£600
Ceilidh bandFaversham(143 mi)

A2 Barn Dance Band for vibrant music and lively dances. Good fun for all occasions.

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From£640
Ceilidh bandLewes(145 mi)

Sussex Folk / Ceilidh band playing traditional music of these islands + other stuff we like. Can be booked as Trio to 6 piece with caller

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From£340
Ceilidh bandSherborne(147 mi)

Traditional music by experienced professionals, lively, engaging, friendly, fun. All ages and abilities catered for. Clear & simple dances.

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From£740
Ceilidh bandPaignton(204 mi)

Making dancing fun for all ages since 2009 - ideal inclusive entertainment for party's, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries - live music for

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Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(222 mi)

High energetic ceilidh band with years of experience. As seen on BBC Country file / Royal Highland Show / BBC Radio Scotland and more!

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From£1500
Ceilidh bandEdinburgh(223 mi)

Whisky Kiss - the chart topping ceilidh band! We're the only ceilidh band to have an iTunes no1 topping charts from Europe to South America

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From£750
Ceilidh bandTroon(227 mi)

Scottish Band playing for Ceilidhs, RSCDS, Ballroom, Old Time and Sequence dancing. Ceildih dances are "Called" by Roy

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From£650
Ceilidh bandBodmin(229 mi)

CARACANA are a Cornish Nos Lowen Ceilidh Folk Band based in Cornwall. We play music from Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany

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From£835
Ceilidh bandFalkirk(232 mi)

Ceilidh Band available for all occasions from Aberdeen to Zurich!

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Ceilidh bandGlasgow(235 mi)

Young, enthusiastic and versatile ceilidh band primarily performing across the central belt of Scotland.

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Ceilidh bandLeven(237 mi)

The bands energetic style fuses traditional ceilidh tunes with some exciting modern twists,makes for an enjoyable evening of music and Dance

Hiring a ceilidh band

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Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
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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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