The Shamrock Ceilidh Band

  • from £550 for 3-piece in London Help
  • from £570 for 3-piece in South East
  • from £570 for 3-piece in East of England
  • from £630 for 3-piece in South West
  • from £630 for 3-piece in East Midlands
  • from £650 for 3-piece in West Midlands

Outstanding traditional ceilidh band, well versed in Scottish and Irish dances and American country music, and representing excellent value for money. Available for weddings and parties of all descriptions, with or without a 'caller'.

Special offer! 15% discount from quoted fees, applies to all dates booked for this December.

The band specialises in barn dances and ceilidhs - a great way of celebrating and bringing people together at weddings and celebrations. Unlike a disco the generations can join together to have fun, and there is no embarrassment about not being able to dance; the caller will teach you all the steps and dances can be kept simple and straightforward.

A barn dance suggests English or American style dancing. Your guests may wish to dress up in cowboy style. A few bales of straw around the hall may add  atmosphere. A ceilidh (or ceilidh ) suggests Scottish or Irish style dancing. Your guests may know Scots or Irish dances but it is worth checking with your guests first as you may need a caller to explain the dances to some of your guests.

The band is available in varying line-ups from a trio through to a quintet and caller. All members have been performing at weddings and ceilidhs across the country for many years. The band is regularly supplemented by a caller, and a bodhran player, Glen. Shamrock's caller can direct both traditional Irish dancing and traditional Scottish dancing, and caters for all levels, from beginners to advanced.

Band-leader Dave is also an accomplished solo bagpipe player and plays all styles, from Scottish and Irish to rock, pop and Indian music. Dave is available to play at weddings, funerals of all denominations (as well as Scots and Irish), whisky tasting, christenings, birthday parties and retirement parties. See below for prices for the solo bagpipes, and listen to his clips to the right of the page.

Performance information

Line-up Guitar; fiddle/mandolin; whistle/flute/vocals
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help 3-piece: Space of 3 x 2 metres; power supply

Booking options

Add caller Add £185
Solo piper Add £POA

What people say Help

  • They liased with us the week before the wedding to ensure all details remained the same or if we had any extra requests and they arrived promptly and set up with no disruption to guests. They were a pleasant group of guys who played well and appeared to be enjoying themselves too. The caller was very clear, gave good instruction and everyone was able to participate!

    Amy, Wedding, Richmond, August 2016
  • Please pass on our thanks to the band. They did an excellent job. All folks enjoyed it and we couldn't believe how many were up dancing!! Thanks again.

    Lisa, Private Party, Corby, May 2016
  • I thought that they were excellent!!

    Jacqui, Party, Sussex, July 2015
  • We were absolutely thrilled with the bands performance. When I first walked into the barn and saw all my friends there with the band playing it brought a tear to my eye. My friends were all dancing and enjoying the band. Their performance was astounding and I am so glad we booked them. The day really wouldn't have been the same without them!

    Binky, Wedding, Bedfordshire, September 2014
  • Our recent experience with the Shamrock Ceilidh band was wonderful overall. They arrived when they said they would, worked out timings with the DJ which we arranged ourselves and played some really lively and exciting music! The dance floor was always packed and our guests had a brilliant time, regardless of their prior experience with ceilidhs. We've had so many great comments from friends and family and really enjoyed meeting all the band. It was a unique experience that we would recommend to anyone!

    All communication with Function central was very helpful and clear. Thank you very much!

    Rebecca & AndRew, Wedding, May 2012
  • We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for playing at our wedding. The band were fantastic!! Everybody enjoyed the mix of music between yourselves and the DJ and the Irish side of the family were singing your praises all evening, saying what a wonderful band you were - you certainly had everyone up dancing!!
    We thought it was really special that you allowed the children to get up to the mic and show off their own talents with singing, poetry etc and this added a real personal touch to our wedding!
    We are very happy to recommend the band for future functions.

    Sarah, Wedding, August 2011
  • I thought the band were excellent and extremely professional. The feedback from the guests was amazing, they covered all the songs that I requested and more which everyone new. I could tell everyone loved it as they all got up as soon as they started and wouldn’t stop until the band stopped. I had a lot of Irish guests who thought it was a lovely touch as I was marrying an Irishman. The band were in constant communication with myself and my coordinator up to and on the day of the wedding, which I was very thankful for putting my mind at ease on the day. Overall they were perfect for my requirements and my day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else. I also thought that you were extremely helpful and accommodating Mike with my requirements and kept me advised all the time, which I’m extremely grateful for.

    Sonya, Wedding, September 2010

Repertoire Help

  • Sample repertoire
  • Lark In The Morning
  • Leaving Of Liverpool
  • Marie’s Wedding
  • Highland Wedding
  • Sky Boat Song
  • Gaelic Air
  • Cock O The North
  • I'll Tell Me Ma
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Whisky In The Jar
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Wild Rover
  • Molly Malone
  • Carrick Fergus
  • Leaving Of Liverpool
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Liverpool Lou
  • Irish Rover
  • Raglan Road
  • Love Is Teasing
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Donal Where's Your Trousers?
  • Rose Of Tralee
  • Fields Of Athenrye
  • Spancil Hill
  • Galaway Shawl
  • My Love Is Like A Red Rose
  • Danny Boy
  • Off To Dublin In The Green

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/the_shamrock_ceilidh_band/