Ceilidh & folk bands for hire

Hire a ceilidh, folk or barn dance band to perform English, Irish and Scottish music for all ages

Our folk bands are perfect for family get-togethers and relaxed events. Our Irish or Scottish ceilidh bands play uptempo jigs and reels such as the Gay Gordons, Strip The Willow and The Eightsome Reel, and range in size from 3-piece to 10-piece bands. A starting line-up might consist of fiddle, acoustic guitar and bodhran, with larger line-ups adding caller, as well as instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, flute piano, drums and bass.

Ceilidh dancing is a great way of bringing people together and involving all ages at weddings, parties, family gatherings and anniversaries. And you don’t need to know the steps – most bands offer an optional caller to take you through the moves.

Our traditional English and Irish folk bands perform shanties, ballads and traditional songs such as Fields Of Anthenry and Whiskey In The Jar as well as more recent songs by The Pogues and The Dubliners.

We also have barn dance bands specialising in English or American country music (think square dances, hoedowns and line dances!)

If you’re booking a band for your wedding and can’t decide between ceilidh or a rock & pop function band, you don’t need to choose – some wedding ceilidh bands can offer rock & pop party sets or a DJ service after their sets of ceilidh music.

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from£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • Manchester
  • 3-10
  • (4)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available with caller, additional musicians or DJ service.

Between Friends
from£735

Between Friends

  • Nottinghamshire
  • 3-4
  • (5)

Versatile and lush-sounding ceilidh, barn dance and folk band, featuring both male and female vocals. As well as traditional music, the band can perform a selection of classic and modern pop music, making them suitable for a wide range of events.

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from£740

Jolange

  • London
  • 3
  • (5)

Popular folk band playing Irish and Scottish ceilidh music, barn dances, bluegrass and even a few modern pop songs in a traditional style. Available with caller for ceilidhs and barn dances.

The Moonshiners
from£430

The Moonshiners

  • Cambridge
  • 3-4
  • (3)

Energetic ceilidh, folk and barn dance band, playing Irish, English & Scottish classics through to old-time American and classical piano; they throw it all together, and everyone has a good time! Optional caller.

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from£430

Wildwood Folk Duo

  • Devon
  • 2
  • (6)

Engaging and authentic acoustic folk duo with both male and female vocals, playing popular songs by artists such as Coldplay, Jake Bugg and The Beatles, in their own inimitable style. Can perform unplugged. DJ service available on request.

Merrily Kiss
from£625

Merrily Kiss

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (11)

Lively ceilidh band specialising in Irish and Scottish songs, dances and tunes and featuring both male and female vocals. With the option of an experienced caller as well as additional musicians, they will ensure you are dancing all night!

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from£540

Ceilicious

  • London
  • 3-8
  • (16)

Outstanding party/wedding ceilidh band made up of skillful, music-loving performers and performing songs suitable for ceilidh dancing or background music. Additional musicians available on request.

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from£800

The Premier Ceilidh Band

  • Ayrshire
  • 1-4

Popular Scottish Ceilidh band featuring a former Scottish National Fiddle Champion! This internationally acclaimed group have performed all over the UK and Europe. Solo fiddle, accordion & fiddle duo, fiddle & guitar duo, string trio or quartet also available!

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from£365

Wildlight Duo

  • London
  • 2
  • (3)

Vibrant, modern acoustic duo playing the latest pop songs, ideal for weddings and background music.

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from£980

The Jumping Tommys

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (3)

Compelling bluegrass, Irish and gypsy jazz band serving up a lively blend of toe-tapping tunes. Available to book with DJ service and afternoon jazz sets for non-stop music throughout the day.


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