Allemande Ceilidh Band


This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

Occasionally, a rate lower than the listed price may be obtainable on selected dates. This will be advertised in the act's "about" section.

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One of our most popular Scottish ceilidh bands, Allemande’s upbeat and energising ceilidh sets will have your guests up and dancing all night long, whether your event is a wedding, party or other social gathering!

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150.00)

The band’s core line up is made up of fiddle, piano, and drums and they can also provide larger line-ups to include other instruments such as accordion, banjo, mandolin or penny whistle.

Allemande come with a friendly and engaging caller (part of the 3-piece band) who can talk your guests through every step in the dance, so every guest can enjoy the dancefloor! Besides their dance repertoire, they can perform Scottish background music between songs, so you can catch your breath.

We were very surprised at how you managed to get even the most left footed guests up during the course of the evening! Amy & John, Wedding, Manchester

The band members honed their talents at the Royal Northern College of Music, one of the world's leading conservatoires. Each member maintains a busy freelance career and they have all performed with a variety of artists and leading UK orchestras ranging from indie folk band Belle and Sebastian to singing sensation Andrea Bocelli.

The band pride themselves on being experienced and professional musicians who will go beyond expectations to ensure you get the most out of your event and the evening is enjoyed by all. Highly recommended!

Performance info

Line-up Fiddle; piano; drums (including caller)
Performance duration 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (stage & dancefloor lighting included in price)

Booking options

Add accordion
Add £170
For a fuller live sound
Add banjo
Add £170
For an authentic folk sound
Add mandolin
Add £170
For a bigger sound
Add fiddle
Add £170
For an authentic ceilidh sound
Add bagpipes
Add £170
For an extra special ceilidh experience
Add tin whistle
Add £170
For a fuller folk sound
Add penny whistle
Add £170
For a fuller folk sound
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Extra performances
Add £85 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Military Two Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Virginia Reel
St. Bernard's Waltz
Pride Of Erin Waltz
Flying Scotsman
Cumberland Square Eight (The Basket)
Circassian Circle
Orcadian Strip The Willow

We perform all standard ceilidh dances and can also perform others on request. All of the dances at your event will be called by a professional caller, so don't worry if you don't know the steps!

We also offer a selection of traditional Scottish background music between dances to allow dancers to catch their breath whilst still maintaining the party atmophere!

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Many thanks once again for the ceilidh last night, it was fantastic! I have had students coming up to me all day saying much they enjoyed it, which was great!”

Xanthe, Student Night, Manchester, July 2019

“Thank you to all of the band for being so fantastic at our wedding. We left it very late to organise a band, but Allemande were better than we could have imagined - everyone was up and dancing and we are still getting comments about how great they were.”

Charlotte, Wedding, Lancashire, June 2019 

“Just wanted to drop you a wee email to say a huge thanks to the Allemande Ceilidh Band for a wonderful evening that made our wedding unforgettable! Brilliant atmosphere and such a great sound from them!! We were also very surprised at how you managed to get even the most left footed guests up during the course of the evening! Brilliant band and hope we get to hear you again!”

Amy & John, Wedding in Manchester, June 2019

“Thanks so much for playing for my Dad's wake - it was upbeat, joyous and helped enormously. I know Dad would have loved it.”

Ben, Private Party, Lancashire, June 2019

“Your band were fantastic on Friday and went down superbly. There was a real mix of guests with different tastes but amazingly everyone came together and danced the night away. Many thanks for a job well done.”

Brian, Private Event, Manchester, May 2019

“Thank you for playing last week and I'm sorry for the delay sending in my feedback. We really appreciated your time, support and energy. We've raised an incredible sum of money for the charity and we're all really pleased. It was such a successful night, and you played a huge part in it.”

Susanne, Charity Event, Manchester, March 2019

“Thanks guys for your perfect sets the other night. Everyone from parents to friends and grandkids really enjoyed the ceilidh and got involved in the dancing. It was a great thing to behold! Thank you and hope to be in touch again soon!”

Michael, Birthday Party, Yorkshire, January 2019

“Great act! Fantastic evening of Ceilidh dancing thanks to this amazing band. Incredibly friendly and talented group, cannot recommend enough!”

XinRan & Jenna, Wedding, Whitworth Hall in Manchester, January 2019

“Please pass on to the other guys that we all had a great time dancing away to you on Saturday. Well done and thank you!”

Louise, Private Party, London, October 2018

“Outstanding ceilidh and a friendly, professional band who did their utmost to ensure everyone had a great time. I'd recommend them in an instant!”

Sarah, Private Party, Lancashire, June 2018

“A massive thank you for coming to perform at our wedding. Everyone had an amazing night and I've had people complimenting the band ever since. Your caller was great, very easy to follow and the floor was packed from the start. I've passed on your details so I expect you'll be hearing from all my guests very soon!”

Elise, Wedding, Derbyshire, July 2018

“We were hugely impressed by the act, and could not fault their performance. They were incredible musicians and hosted a wonderful ceilidh. Their pianist in particular was particularly talented. Could not fault the service we received - wonderful all round.”

Coralie & Rex, Wedding, Cheltenham, July 2018

“They were a fantastic Ceilidh band, they performed the classic dances such as stripping the willow. The caller was excellent and really got everyone involved. Everyone at the event really enjoyed themselves, would definitely recommend!”

Fiona, Private Party at Hough End Centre in Manchester, June 2018

“Thanks for battling through the snow to get to us and perform such brilliant sets the other day. I can't tell you how much positive feedback I've had since and there's a high chance we'll have you back next year!”

Julia, Club Event, Manchester, January 2018

“I booked this band for my daughter's wedding. They were approachable and professional, and many of our guests who had not previously attended a ceilidh highlighted how much they enjoyed the experience, also commenting on how the members of the band were happy to talk and answer questions from guests that approached them. I would highly recommend The Allemande Ceilidh Band and I thank them once again for providing their services for what was a very special and memorable day!”

Steven, Wedding in Manchester, July 2017

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