Wedding Ceilidh Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a Ceilidh band for your wedding in the UK today! We have 146 fantastic groups available to hire in the UK 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.

Ceilidh bandsinUKforany price, sort bybest match
Shortlist
Check availability
From£640
Ceilidh bandSheffield

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

Shortlist
Check availability
From£680
Ceilidh bandSouthampton

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions

Shortlist
Check availability
From£900
Ceilidh bandLarbert

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

Shortlist
Check availability
From£800
Ceilidh bandLondon

One of London's most exciting, innovative new ceilidh bands. Guaranteed to provide a fun night for all to enjoy!

Shortlist
Check availability
From£600
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

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

Shortlist
Check availability
From£800
Ceilidh bandLondon

A London based Ceilidh Band who will bring their brand of raucous folk music right into the heart of your event.

Shortlist
Check availability
From£700
Ceilidh bandLondon

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.

Shortlist
Check availability
From£640
Ceilidh bandLondon

Scotch on the Rocks is a fun and professional London Ceilidh Band, available to hire for any event!

Shortlist
Check availability
From£490
Ceilidh bandNewcastle upon Tyne

Berking Mad is a very experienced ceilidh band with a dancer friendly caller who will help everyone to enjoy the event

Shortlist
Check availability
From£450
Ceilidh bandTotnes

The hottest ceilidh band in Devon

Shortlist
Check availability
From£350
Ceilidh bandBraintree

Caperbility is able to play for different occasions, whether a standard ceilidh, barn dance, Playford or contradance. As seen on Holby City

Shortlist
Check availability
From£800
Ceilidh bandEvesham

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

Shortlist
Check availability
From£480
Ceilidh bandShoreham-by-Sea

We are a traditional Irish/ Celtic band on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals in English and Irish. Acoustic or amplified.

Shortlist
Check availability
From£720
Ceilidh bandDoune

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

Shortlist
Check availability
From£480
Ceilidh bandGlasgow

3 piece ceilidh band available to hire for events of all shapes and sizes!

Shortlist
Check availability
Ceilidh bandStirling

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

Shortlist
Check availability
Ceilidh bandCambridge

A young, energetic band of musicians playing traditional and modern folk music in and around Cambridge.

Shortlist
Check availability
From£480
Ceilidh bandPaisley

Scotia are one of Scotland’s most sought after ceilidh bands catering for complete beginners to the most experienced ceilidh dancers.

Ceilidh bands available across the UK and Ireland

England

Can’t find your location?

We might still have musicians in your area:

Hiring a ceilidh band

Useful information

Popular genres:
Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk
Average response time:
2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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+

Try our instant price calculator

Answer 2 quick questions to get an instant quote estimate
1How long would you need musicians for?
1 hour
2 hours
3 hours
2How many musicians would you want to hire?
2
3
4
5-9
10+
Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

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'

Trusted by
Just takes a few clicks and it’s always reliable. We used Encore every month for the past 2 years and it has been amazing.
The orchestra were a huge hit on Friday, so thanks again for your help last minute on this! Throughly impressive.
The band were great and really professional throughout the booking process and on the day.
Not quite sure of what you want?
We’re here to help!
Harry, our bookings specialist, is on hand to guide and assist you
1
Tell us about your event.
2
Relevant musicians are instantly alerted.
3
Available performers respond with tailored quotes.
Finding the perfect musician has never been easier.