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The Mixers 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.

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The Mixers are one of Manchester’s most vibrant and lively Irish bands and specialise in ceilidhs for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals, PTAs and corporate events, large or small.

Playing as a 5-piece band, they use one of three excellent callers, Michael, Francis or Bill, to give your ceilidh an Irish, Scottish or English flavour – depending on what you want! The callers are all very experienced and are there to make your event very enjoyable and for you to have fun.

You managed to get more people on the dance floor on Saturday than anyone else in the last three years put together so well done! Donna H, Party, Yorkshire

Their caller will instruct you in each dance before you do it, call the steps and supervise the dance once it starts. Getting the steps absolutely right is neither expected nor demanded – in fact, the object is to have FUN and lots of it!

Popular dances include: The Big Set Mixer, Bridge of Athlone, The Oxo Reel, La Rouse, The Circassian Circle, Rebecca’s Roundabout, Cottagers Jig, Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Strip the Willow, Dashing White Sergeant, The Gay Gordons, Eightsome reel, St Bernards Waltz, Canadian Barn Dance, Pride of Erin Walz.

The band will normally split the evening into periods of 45 mins to 60 mins and will perform a song or a tune in between dances as necessary, to allow you to get your breath back! They are happy to organise the ceilidh to fit in with your disco, or any other activities you have planned.

Performance info

Line-up Vocals/guitar; flute; mandolin; banjo
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

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For the ultimate ceilidh dancing experience


Black Velvet Band
Country Boy
Country Roads
Curragh of Kildare
Donegal Danny
Fairytale of New York
Fields of Athanry
Flower o’ Scotland
Forty shades of green
Four Roads
Galway Girls
Galway Shawl
Gentleman soldier
Hills of Donegal
Irish Rover
Jolly beggerman
Lark in the Morning
McAlpines Fusiliers
Mingulay Boat song
Mothers love is a blessing
Mountain Dew
Murshien Durkin
Nancy Whisky
New York gals
Paddy on the Railway
Rare old times
Red Rose Café
Rocky Rd to Dublin
Seven Drunken Nights
Shores of Americay
Star of the County Down
Streams of Whiskey
Streets of Dublin
The Gambler
Whisky in the Jar
Wild Mountain Thyme
Wild Rover


Aaron’s Key
Another Jig Will Do
Athol Highlanders
Athol Highlanders
Barren Rocks Of Aden
Behind The Haystack
Blarney Pilgrim
Blast Of Wind
Boil The Breakfast Early
Boil The Breakfast Early
Calliope Ho
Cathleen O Heirs
Close To Floor
Concertina Reel
Congress Reel
Convenience Reel
Copperplate Old/New (Reels)
Cottage In The Grove
Dashing White Sergeant/ Maries Wedding/ Wind That Shakes The Barley
Eddy Kelly
Eel In The Sink
Fairy Reel
Far From Home
Flowers Of Edinburgh
Four Posts Of The Bed
Geese In Bog
Girls Of Bainbridge
Going To The Well For Water
Golden Keyboard
Green Fields Of America
High Road To Linton
Highland Laddie
Humours Of Clonmult
I Belong To Glasgow
Ill Buy Boots For Maggie
Irish Washerwoman
James Byrne’s
Jenny’s Wedding
Jig Of Slurrs
Jig Of Slurs
Johnny I Do Miss You
Julia Delaney
Kerry Slide
Kesh Jig
Lark In The Morning
Liverpool Jig
Macs Fancy
Maids Of Mt Cisco
Maids Of Mt Kisko
Margaret’s Waltz
Margarets Waltz
Merry Blacksmith
Mist Covered Mountain
Monahan Twig
Morpeth Rant
Ms Sullivan’s
Mullingar Races
O Connors
O Dea's
Over The Sea To Skye
Paddy Goes To Glasgow
Paddy O Rafferty's
Parnell’s March
Peter St
Rev Brothers Jig
Rose In Heather
Sailing Into Walpole Marsh
Sally Lennons Set
Scattery Island
Scotland The Brave
Sean Ryan’s
Silver Spear
Silver Spire
Simons Jig
St Bernards Waltz
Staten Island
Sweeney’s Buttermilk
Tom Busby's
Toss The Feathers
Tuesday Afternoon
Twelve Pins
Walter Sammonds
Wheels Of World
Wild Irishman
Yellow Wattle

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.

“Angie & Dave have just got back from their honeymoon and we saw them this weekend. They had a brilliant wedding and really enjoyed the ceili dancing - we even got a bit of it on video! They both send their many thanks to you, especially as so many other guests also said how much they enjoyed the whole experiece, particularly as they didn't know they could dance! We trust that you all had enough to eat and drink on the night and many thanks again.”

Wedding Organiser, Wedding in Wales, August 2019

“The band were fun and lively, they were definitely the crowd pleaser and added an edge to our party and an air of excitement. The dancing and happy music went on for two hours, they were very professional, interacted with our guests and generally made our party a fantastic evening. As well as being incredibly friendly they're also very talented musicians who clearly love what they do.”

Vicky, Engagement Party in Manchester, June 2016

“We booked The Mixers for our entertainment at our wedding in May. They were terrific, the booking was really easy to do online and timings and content were all sorted before the day so everyone knew in advance what the itinerary was. On the day the band were prompt and really friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and all the guests had a fabulous time both trying the dance steps and just sitting and enjoying the great music. I would thoroughly recommend the band to anyone thinking of having live entertainment for a celebration.”

Elieen & Patrick, Wedding in Staffordshire, May 2015

“Just a quick email to once again say thank you for your services at our wedding reception last night. Myself and my wife were delighted and we really had a good night- thank you. Given the somewhat limited space we had to work with I think you and your team managed to fill the floor with a good bunch of enthusiastic participants and it definately helped make our wedding day. Thank you once again and merry Christmas and happy new year to you and the members of the band. Kind regards and festive best wishes, Nigel and Sarah”

Nigel & Sarah, Wedding in Lancashire, December 2013

“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you so much for your services at our Winter Ball, it was really amazing and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Here are a couple of comments from our participants who attended: Apologies for the delay, but better late than never. Just wanna say thanks for getting everything with the ball organised. We had an awesome night. Not really sure who else organised it and who I need to thank, but I know you were involved so thought would drop you a quick email. If you let me know who else I can pass on my regards as well. Roll on the next one!”

Naomi, Winter Ball in Cheshire, December 2013

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